How To: Get the Facebook Paper App on Your iPhone—No Matter What Country You Live In

Get the Facebook Paper App on Your iPhone—No Matter What Country You Live In

It was just released a few days, but Facebook Paper has already taken the world by storm. CNET said it was a better way to use Facebook. TIME said it's the future of Facebook. The Verge called it the best Facebook app ever. There's one problem, though...

It's only available for iOS users in the U.S. right now.

If you're an international user that doesn't feel like waiting for Facebook Paper to make its way over to your side of the world, I'm going to show you how to download the app right now using a simple little iOS App Store fakeout. Of course, you will need a working Apple account, but that's it.

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Step 1: Go to the iOS App Store

Hop in to the App Store on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and select the Featured section, then scroll down to the bottom of the page. You should see your Apple ID right above the "Terms and Conditions" link that no one has probably ever clicked on before.

Step 2: Tap on Your Apple ID

Select your Apple ID to bring up a pop-up menu, then select View Apple ID and enter in your passcode.

Step 3: Switch Allegiances

Inside the "Account Settings" page, you'll see a section titled Country/Region. Select this option, then select Change Country or Region. In the next window, use the drop-down menu to select United States for "Store."

Then pretend to read the Terms and Conditions by accepting them to finally gain access to the U.S. App Store. Now, just search for Facebook Paper, or check the featured section for it, then download and install.

Once the app is installed and running, you can go back to Account Settings for the iOS App Store and go back to your original country. Now you can now enjoy Facebook Paper, no matter where you reside.

Important Note About Payment Methods & iTunes Match

You will need to have a payment method that is accepted in the United States in order for you to gain access to the U.S. App Store. You may also need to disable your iTunes Match account until after you have downloaded Facebook Paper.

Alternatively, You Could Create a U.S.-Based Account

If you have some extra time on your hands, you can actually create a completely new U.S.-based iTunes account.

If you already have one, you'll need to log out completely and re-enter the iOS App Store as if it was your first time using it. Then enter in all the information as if you were a resident of the United States—just look up a U.S. zip code with its corresponding state. Some folks have been able to get in without a valid U.S. payment method by hitting "Cancel" when asked.

Did this work for you? Let us know in the comments section.

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Much thanks. Great tips! Just download the apps :). Just wonder if i still can receive update if i change back to my origin country?

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