iOS 7 Bug: Your account is not valid for use in the xxx Store. You must switch to yyy Store before purchasing.

Posted by Mayank on September 18, 2013 in iPad,iPhone

You’ve upgraded to iOS 7 – Congratulations! Is it not just awesome. The reason you’re here is because there is a bug in iOS7, which is bothering you? Is the bug “iOS 7 Bug: Your account is not valid for use in the xxx Store. You must switch to yyy Store before purchasing.”

This bug is especially pronounced for those who bought the iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod) in a country and changed their country after that. For example, you might have bought the iOS device in the US and are currently residing in Australia. This bug gives you an error message and does not allow you to download apps or update. The error message is:

Your account is not valid for use in the xxx Store. You must switch to yyy Store before purchasing.
xxx and yyy represent countries and have been used for illustrative purpose. When you replace them with countries, the common versions of the error will be like:

  • Your account is not valid for use in the UK Store. You must switch to U.S. Store before purchasing.
  • Your account is not valid for use in the Canadian Store. You must switch to U.S. Store before purchasing.

How to Resolve this iOS 7 “Your account is not valid for use in the xxx Store. You must switch to yyy Store before purchasing.”

  • Using your iPad or iPhone, click the App Store icon.
  • When in App Store, press Featured tab at the bottom of the screen.
  • You will see your Apple ID. Press it and a pop up will show up.
  • Press View Apple ID and provide your App Store password.
  • Your ID will get either get switched to the U.S. account or the country where the account was created. Otherwise you will see an option to change the Country/Region.
  • Your account should be fixed now. You can try and download or upload apps as usual. If you still have issues, let us know in the comments box below and we’ll get back to you soon.
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{ 2 comments }

1 iekio[remove]pzi@cubs.pw September 22, 2013 at 9:23 am

As always in situations like that I’m happy that I have my Nokia dumbphone mehmeh ;>

2 Aidan October 8, 2013 at 4:16 am

I tried as you suggested to switch the Apple ID from A country to B country but the message just changes into “not valid in B store, please switch into A store”. What should I do? Thank you.

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