1. jarry162's Avatar
    I recently travelled overseas and my phone and tablet switched from the New Zealand Google Play store to the German Google Pay store. However now that I am back home, Google seems to think that I'm still in Germany and won't let me download New Zealand based apps as it is "not available in my location".

    How do I get the Google Play Store to recognise that my phone and tablet are back in New Zealand?
    07-24-2013 12:40 AM
  2. LaTomate's Avatar
    Did you figure this out? This is driving me insane.

    I moved from Germany to the UK.
    * went to google wallet, deleted any German payment method registered there, cleared my address book and re-created a home address in the UK (to change home address in google wallet click the settings icon on the top right).
    * went to google play, still German.
    * cleared all my cookies and cache (on web). Still German (on my phone too)
    * on my phone, with a UK IP adress, cleared the cache of google play and google play services, and uninstalled all updates, and restarted my phone. Then went to the play store (still german o_o) and bought a cheap game (labelled in Euros). I had to add a UK registered credit card with a UK address.
    * Play store STILL GERMAN.

    How on Earth do I change this? And why is Google making this impossible for us?

    Thanks,
    LaTomate.
    08-14-2013 08:52 AM
  3. Octogroove's Avatar
    Hi there,

    Just read on another forum that you actually need to purchase something in Google Play with a payment method from the country you would like to see as your default location.

    Then reboot your phone and your Store should have changed back.
    08-24-2013 07:41 AM
  4. PanicSphere's Avatar
    I changed credit card to new country, set to default and then could install app from play when accessed from PC using browser.
    02-05-2014 03:23 AM
  5. znmex3r's Avatar
    Hi LaTomate,

    Did you figure this out? I have exactly the same problem with Germany.

    I tried everything you tried. Playstore still in German!

    Any advice appreciated!
    04-06-2014 04:07 AM
  6. sjp62's Avatar
    Hi LaTomate,

    Did you figure this out? I have exactly the same problem with Germany.

    I tried everything you tried. Playstore still in German!

    Any advice appreciated!
    Similar problem here, except I'm living in Germany and can't read anything!
    06-27-2014 02:44 PM
  7. Musadiq Khan1's Avatar
    The first method here worked for me. Try it.

    https://smartphonetechie.com/change-...orking-method/
    03-06-2016 03:13 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Maps Navigation by Google
    By mgloss in forum Verizon Galaxy S III
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-29-2013, 04:50 PM
  2. Just another nOOb in the forum
    By fixit5561 in forum Introductions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-25-2013, 10:49 AM
  3. Can't input new appointments in Calendar
    By Tanooki2 in forum Verizon Galaxy Note 2
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-24-2013, 12:53 PM
  4. Music album in gallery
    By chloeshotmom in forum Samsung Galaxy S4
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-24-2013, 12:49 PM
  5. Google Event tomorrow
    By Google4Lifee in forum Rumored Devices Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-23-2013, 07:23 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD