Android OS | Changing Country settings

Wow! It’s really awesome to have Android 4.2.X  on Nexus 4 in hands , but sometimes I annoyed with the message , “This service/application not available at your country”. Yeah, coming to the point I try to install “Google Shopper” application on my Nexus 4, but as expected I’m warned it , that application is not available to my country.

The funny part here is, I’m this time in United States and my service provider is T-Mobile, but still Google feels my mobile is in India , where I initially operated.

I tried in Googling, research online forums but no luck.Finally decided to call the Help desk of Nexus 4.

Finally I decide to contact Google itself directly. Google Nexus 4 support team attend my call and re-direct it to PlayStore team. Sarah attend my call on behalf of Google Play store. And she cleared my problem and finally here is the solution. Hope this helps someone.

  • Google always look into your Google Wallet Contact for identify your device’s current location , wherever physically you’re.

To do these steps to make the desired country as your default in the device you’re running android.

  1. Sign into your Google Wallet account to manage your payment methods (https://wallet.google.com/manage/paymentMethods)
  2. Add a new card or change your default payment instrument to one with a billing address located inside your desired country
  3. Open the Play Store and navigate to any item available for download
  4. Click to begin a download until you reach the “Accept and buy” screen (no need to complete the purchase)
  5. Close the Play Store and clear data for the Google Play Store application (Settings > Apps > Google Play Store > Clear Data) or clear your browser cache
  6. Re-open the Play Store. You should now see the Play Store that matches your default payment instrument’s billing country.

Here’s her Phone Call Follow-up mail:

Google's Support mail instruction for Android to Change Country setting

Google’s Support mail instruction for Android to Change Country setting

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