How to download/update ExpressVPN for iOS if you don’t find it in your country’s App Store

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Note: This tutorial is about changing App Store location on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, or iPod). If you want to change VPN locations while using ExpressVPN, see the setup tutorials for instructions.

If you can’t download or upgrade ExpressVPN from your country’s App Store, you can still get the app by (1) creating a new Apple ID with another email address and (2) setting your App Store country to one where the app is available. For instance, you can follow the steps below to switch to the U.S. App Store.

Note: You can only update the ExpressVPN for iOS app when you are signed in to the same Apple ID you used to download it. ExpressVPN strongly encourages you to update your apps whenever new versions are available.

*** If you downloaded ExpressVPN for iOS from an App Store in which ExpressVPN is no longer available, we highly recommend that you remove the app from your device and download it again from another App Store so that you can continue to receive critical app updates. ***

How to…

Create a new Apple ID so you can change your App Store country
(For older OS) How to sign in to another Apple ID to switch App Stores and get app updates
Frequently asked questions


How to create a new Apple ID so you can change your App Store country

  1. On your iOS device, head to https://appleid.apple.com/.
  2. Near the bottom of the page, click Create Your Apple ID. This will launch the Apple ID creation form.create apple id
  3. Enter your details, enter the characters shown in the image, then tap Continue.click continue
  4. Select your security questions and answers, then tap Continue.
  5. You will now receive a verification via email. Enter the verification code on your device.apple verification code
  6. In the App Store, tap sign out.tap sign out
  7. Sign in again using your new U.S. Apple account. You’ll be prompted to manage the account’s billing information. Tap Review.review payment info
  8. Choose None as the mode of payment, then enter any U.S. billing address and phone number. Tap Next to continue.enter payment info
  9. You should now be able to download the ExpressVPN app by tapping the button below.

Download on the App Store

NOTE: You will only be able to update the ExpressVPN for iOS app when you are signed in to the same Apple ID you used to download it.  We strongly encourage you to update your apps whenever new versions are available.

*** If you downloaded ExpressVPN from an App Store in which ExpressVPN is no longer available, please delete the app and download it from another App Store so that you can continue to receive critical app updates. ***

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team now.

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(For older OS) How to sign in to another Apple ID to switch App Stores and get app updates

Step 1: Open the App Store.

open app store

Step 2: Swipe to the bottom of the main App Store screen and tap the button with your Apple ID.

tap on apple id

Step 3: Tap Sign Out.

tap sign out

Step 4: Tap Sign In.

tap Sign In

Step 5: Tap Use Existing Apple ID.


Step 6: Sign in to the iTunes Store. Enter the email address and password associated with your Apple ID and tap OK.

Step 7: You will see this notification telling you that you will be switched to another App Store. Tap OK.

Hooray! You can now download app updates for the apps you obtained from this version of the App Store.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to switch App Stores when I want to use my other apps?

While you do not need to switch App Stores to use apps already on your device, you will not be able to update an app if you are not in the country where you bought the app. This is because updates are administered from the App Store where the app was purchased, and not every country’s App Store has a version of the app you are using.

Before switching App Stores, make sure you do not have any unspent store credit on your Apple ID.

Can I use ExpressVPN when I am logged in to my regular App Store account?

Yes! ExpressVPN can be used no matter where you are in the world. For best results, you are encouraged to connect to the same server location as your App Store location.

In order to access the App Store of a different country, simply connect to an ExpressVPN server from that country before changing your App Store location.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team now.

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