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    Default Change Country Location in Google Play

    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?
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    Default Re: Change Country Location in Google Play

    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.
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    Default Re: Change Country Location in Google Play

    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.
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    Default Re: Change Country Location in Google Play

    I changed credit card to new country, set to default and then could install app from play when accessed from PC using browser.
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    Angry Re: Change Country Location in Google Play

    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!
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    Default Re: Change Country Location in Google Play

    Quote Originally Posted by znmex3r View Post
    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!
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    Default Re: Change Country Location in Google Play

    The first method here worked for me. Try it.

    https://smartphonetechie.com/change-...orking-method/

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