There are two legitimate reasons for wanting to sign up to the App Store of a country other than your own:
- You are a reviewer and have received a promotional code for an app you want to review, but you do not live in the USA.
- Someone has sent you an app as a gift but you do not live in the same country as the donor.
Here is how to set up an App Store account for a foreign country:
What you need
- An email address other than the one you are using as the ID for your existing iTunes account.
- An address in the country concerned. It doesn’t have to be a real address – just something that looks plausible. Search the Web for a suitable address and change the house number and perhaps the street name. Apple will not send anything to this address.
- A phone number in the country concerned. It doesn’t have to be a real number – just something that looks plausible. Search the Web for a suitable number and alter it. Preferably, remove a digit from the number. Apple will not call this number in any case.
What you do
Follow Apple’s instructions: Create an iTunes App Store account without a credit card.
What you can do once you’ve done it
- You can still buy apps, music and other content from your own App Store.
- You can still install free apps from your own App Store.
- You can install free apps from the foreign App Store.
- You can use promotional codes that are valid in the foreign App Store.
- You cannot buy apps, music or other content from the foreign App Store.