Apple announced several new services which include gaming, video streaming, and premium news services, and out of these services, news service is available now only in the US and Canada. However, there is a trick that I am going to share in this article which allows you to sign up for Apple news+ even when you are outside the US and Canada.
To sign up for Apple news+, the very first thing you need is an iPhone with the updated version of IOS 12.2 installed in it. If you don’t have that, first update your IOS device.
Next, go to settings < general < language and region. Now, select the region and change it to the United States. After this, you need to have a US iTunes account and if you don’t have one, you need to create it with the US as a selected country. It must be noted that when you sign into the US account, your downloaded music library will be automatically deleted.
Before creating a new account, you have to sign out from your current account by going to the App Store and clicking on the profile icon, and signing out from your existing account. Now go to appleid.apple.com to create a new one with the US as a selected region. Now, your new account is made.
Now, it’s time to select a payment method before you avail of the offer. Apple news+ is offering a free one-month trial and after that, it is $9.99 per month. You can cancel the subscription any time before the next billing date if you don’t want to continue. One more thing you need to take care of is if you change the region in between the subscription, it will not work. As far as the payment is concerned, you can only use a US credit card or PayPal which again has to be from the US. You can ask a friend or a relative to fund your subscription. Or you can ask a family member living in the US to add your account to their family sharing, which will not cost you anything but only an account of that region.
Steps to Sign up for Apple News+
Once you are done with the payment part, your setup is complete. To sign up, just open the news app and click on news+ tab at the bottom of the screen. You will then be redirected to a new page where you can see “start a free trial” which means this apple service is giving you a free service for a month that you can start there and then.
Next, you just have to confirm your subscription using a face ID, touch ID, or passcode. After the confirmation, you have the access to this service of Apple if you have entered the correct details using a US credit card and have an iTunes account with the US as a selected region.
Please note that this workaround will not work if you change the region to any other country during your subscription.
How to set the preferred language after changing the region?
When you change the region on IOS devices, it will automatically add a new language. If that particular language is not your preferred one, you can change it manually as well.
To do so, first, click on settings > general > language and region. You can choose your preferred language according to your wish and click on done in the top right corner of your screen.
Now, most of the content will show up in your preferred language. The applications and websites which don’t show content in your language will display it in the secondary language.
Apple news+ gives you full access to hundreds of magazines and leading newspapers at a reasonable price. You can also download a magazine or save an article to read in the future. This service, for now, is being given to the US and Canada and those people who want to get access to News+ and living outside these countries can try the steps I have written in this article and you can also enjoy the magazines and latest news services offered by Apple.