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iTunes country location change - downloading old software

Posted on 2012-03-22
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I had to download an app from the US version of iTunes store because I had a special voucher and to get it I had to change my location from UK.  This was over 18 months ago.

I need to wipe my phone and NOT restore it from a backup.  iTunes Support tell me that they are unable to help and not transfer over the whatever you call it, setting from the US account to my UK account.  

I dont want to have to change my location again, even if it is only temporarily.  Is there no other way to do this?
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The bad news is that Apple iTunes Stores are completely isolated from each other .. there is no way to transfer the APP from a US account to a UK account, or to be more accurate Apple do not allow you to do this.
This applies to Apps, Movies, Music etc.  the US account will have to be used to access and re-download the App.
The usual suggestion from Apple is to login with the US account or re-purchase the app from the UK store.
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Is there any downside from switching countries?  I believe there is a limit to the number of times you can do this right (although I have only done this once in 18-months)?
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I believe there is no restriction on switching countries. There is a restriction on the DVD player.
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