There are some iOS apps which are only available in the US iTunes store. This means if you are using a non US iTunes account, you will not be able to download such apps to your iOS device. Some streaming apps (Netflix or Hulu), Google Voice, iTunes Radio are examples of such apps restricted to the US iTunes App Store. If you need to download such apps, you will need to create a US iTunes account.
If you’ve already created a Nigerian iTunes account, you can only use it to download apps from the Nigerian iTunes App store. For you to download apps restricted to the US or UK iTunes store, you need to create a US or UK iTunes account respectively and you need a credit card to create one.
The good news is that there is a trick you can use to create a US or UK iTunes account without using a credit card or US iTunes Gift card. Below are steps to creating a US iTunes account without using any card.
==> First thing first, have iTunes software installed and working on your computer. Ensure you’ve signed out of your existing Nigerian iTunes account
==> Next, launch iTunes and click on the iTunes Store tab.
==> Scroll to the bottom of the page, and find the Nigerian flag icon. Click on it
==> From the list of countries displayed, click on “United States”. The store will refresh and if you scroll down, you will notice that the Nigerian flag has been replaced by USA flag.
==> Now, use the search box to search for “NetFlix” and click on the “free” button under the app
==> You will be prompted to sign in. Click on “Create Apple ID” button
==> Click “continue” if you see a welcome message, telling you what you can do with an Apple ID
==> Tick the “I have read and agree to these terms and conditions” and click “Agree”
==> You will see a new page where you can fill in your email, password, security info, optional rescue email and date of birth. Enter email address that’s not associated with any existing Apple account and other necessary info. Click “continue”
==> You will be taken to a payment page where you should see the “None” payment method. Click on it if not selected.
==> You’ll need to enter a real US based address and phone number as Billing address. You can easily get a US business address and phone number from yelp.com
==> Fill in the details and click the “Create Apple ID” button
==> You’ll now receive a verification email in the email address provided during registration. Click on the verification link in the email and enter you new login details to verify your account.
==> You go now go to the iTunes software and log in with your new Apple ID and password. You can now browse the store and download any free app but if you want to purchase an app, you will need to provide payment method.
As a Nigerian, you might not have a US credit card. Don’t worry, you can use a US iTunes gift card which you can buy from Quickteller or iTunes4Naija.com. You can use the gift card to add funds to your US iTunes account.