What happens when you find an amazing app, and you can’t wait to get your hands on it. You instantly go to Google Play Store and search for the app to download and install it immediately. But all excitement comes to an end when you see an error message saying “this item is not available in your country.” Some apps are country-specific and are restricted to be used in the other countries. If you belong to a country where the app is restricted, tough luck for you!
So how would you download and install an app which is not available in your country?Though these apps are restricted in various countries, yet you don’t need to worry! as I’m here to guide you with cool tricks to download an app that is not available in your country.
No matter which country you belong to, you can fix the error “this item not available in your country” using multiple methods. In this article, you’ll come to know various methods to download and install an app not available in your country.
Step by Step Tutorial to Fix “This Item is Not Available in Your Country”
In this video, you’ll come to know about 3 methods using which you can download an app not available in your country. All these 3 methods work well to fix “This item isn’t available in your country”. You may prefer either of the 3.
How to Download an app Not Available in Your Country?
No matter whether you want to try or use the restricted app every day, you’ll be able to install the app easily, and this doesn’t involve anything illegal. There are multiple methods you can try to download and install an app not available in your country. But let’s start from the most ethical way.
Google Play Store has recently got a feature where you can change country profile in your account. All you have to do is: Open Play Store and tap on the hamburger icon to access Menu. Now scroll down to find Account.
Tap on Account, and you’ll get an option to add a new payment method.
Simply add a US based credit card, debit card, or net banking information.
You may also purchase a US-based Redeem Code for Google Play Store, from e-commerce sites like Amazon.
This is particularly good as not everyone gets access to US-based credit or Debit card. So this works for anyone. But it is worth noting that you can only change your country once per year. So if you change your country to the US, you won’t be able to switch country back again until one year.
Now go to app info for Google Play Store with a 3D Touch and then tap on information icon denoted by i within a rounded circle.
Here I have got 3D Touch functionality on my Nexus 6P. You may prefer conventional method if your device doesn’t have 3D Touch functionality. Simply tap on storage and Clear app data.
Now your device is ready to download an app that is not available in your country. Go ahead and search again, you’ll be able to download it.
This is a really cool trick! But of course, this involves money!
But what if you don’t want to spend any money, and download any app not available in your country almost for free? Well, that’s where our 2nd method comes into play.
Cool Trick to Fix “This Item is Not Available in Your Country”
Using this trick, you can fake your location and download any app from Google Play Store which is not available in your country. Simply download any good VPN app. If you are not sure which is the right VPN app for you, you may follow the link to download the VPN app I use.
After downloading the VPN app, you may configure it to use. This VPN app comes with a 7-day free trial which is more than enough for now. Start surfing from a location where the app is available. Obviously, most apps are available in the US for sure. So, choose the United States as you virtual proxy network location and you are good to go.
Now, go to settings and then navigate to apps and notifications.
Now tap on Google Play store, then Storage.
Simply clear the app data by tapping on Clear Data followed by Ok.
Now go to Play Store and search for your favourite app that is not available in your country. You’ll be able to download and install the app easily. This is really a cool trick and works for everyone.
Quick but Dirty Method to Fix This Item is Not Available in Your Country
Another cool way to download any app restricted in your country is by doing a simple Google search for its apk file. You can find many Android app markets other than Google Play Store which provides you the apk file of the restricted app.
However, it’s never a good idea to download from third-party app stores as these apps may be harmful to your device and might steal your sensitive personal information. If you want smooth experience on your phone, never allow installing apps from unknown sources. Download the app from the Play Store only because the app downloaded from the Google Play Store is secure and keep your Device performance at its best.
Related Resource: TRP Guides: How to Keep Your Android Device Secure?
The Pro Review from TechReviewPro
“This item is not available in your country” error is a common error that comes when you are trying to access an app from Google Play Store which is restricted from your country. I think that the app developers should never restrict their app in the certain region. Keeping their service limited to a particular region not just keeps the revenue from the app limited, but also offer a bad user experience. After all, the netizens (the citizen of internet world) must get freedom and right to equality.
Hopefully, the above-mentioned tips, tricks, and methods must have helped you download an app not available in your country. Which is the easiest method you are going to try? Do let me know in the comments below.
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