i moved to japan, and i have both indonesia and japan application store

but in japan, when i tried to update my application , it said "verify your billing information", when i try to verify and add payment information by adding VISA credit card( indonesia's card) it said this payment method is not valid in this store, it seem japan only accept JAPANESE CREDIT CARD, it wont accept another visa or master card from another country which seem so weird. i tried all method, i changed to indonesia's store but it keep detect my country/region : japan so it keep rejected although i changed store, i think this is because some app that i downloaded is from japan store,

if i add payment method in indonesia's store, i can add billing information using the visa credit card.

and when i update some application that i download from indonesia store, it workign well, but when i tried update apps that i downloaded from japan store, it stuck and require me to update the billing information

so i cannot update all apps that i download from japan app store. and this really sucks, cause lots of application such as google maps not working well ,because i cant update it.


and to make credit card in japan is so hard, because i need to have long term visa, good history of transaction etc

is the only way to fix this is to make japanese credit card or to buy another iphone?

  • When moving between countries, the App Store country is not automatically changed for you. The App Store switches to another country only when: 1. You change the country in your Apple ID, or, 2. You create and login with a new Apple ID with a desired country. How did you change the country of App Store? – Nimesh Neema Aug 6 '18 at 13:22
  • The simplest solution for problems like this is to have two separate Apple IDs and switch between them as required by logging-out/in from Settings app → iTunes & App Store. An Apple ID can be easily created "without" specifying any payment information/credit-card, to easily install and use free apps on the App Store. – Nimesh Neema Aug 6 '18 at 13:25
  • yes i made two apple id for indonesia and japan, and i changed my country apple id, but it seem when i try to update, it can detect the store when it is downloaded before. so i tried to changed to indonesia apple id but still when i try t update it, it detect country/region :japan so, it require billing infonrmation , but wont accept visa/master card from indonesia. it seem japan only accept japan's credit card number. – Vixf Aug 6 '18 at 13:25
  • I would advise you not to change the country of Apple ID which was originally used in Indonesia to Japan. Leave it to (revert it to) Indonesia. Since you changed the country, you are not asked by the App Store to provide a valid payment information for Japan. Since you changed the country, you are automatically redirected to Japanese App Store. – Nimesh Neema Aug 6 '18 at 13:27
  • im not changed my country of apple ID, i made account one country: indonesia, and one japan – Vixf Aug 6 '18 at 13:28

This should be very straight forward, I had this issue when I moved from the US to the UK, you need to change the Apple ID country/region, the email with which u used to sign into iTunes should be changed by following these instructions


You can also delete the Apps purchased from the Indonesian App Store and re-download them when signed in with your Apple ID after changing the region.


You can do this on your iphone by switching from the Irish to UK account.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on your name at the top of the page
  3. Scroll to the bottom of page and sign out
  4. Now go to the app store and sign in to the UK account
  5. Update all your apps

Once done sign back into your usual account.

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