1. Mr Manson's Avatar
    Hi,

    my husband has a lumia 920 and I got a Lumia 800. He sends me some Apps that he has on his phone and when i try to download them it says "This app is not available for your phone". Well, I know it could simply mean that the App is not compatible with my phone but could it also be that the market place/region I have selected for my phone is actually limiting me to have access to some certain apps in app store?
    03-12-2013 04:12 AM
  2. markfive's Avatar
    Yes, that is possible. However the OS difference is more likely to be the cause. Any apps in particular?
    03-12-2013 05:07 AM
  3. Mr Manson's Avatar
    Yes, that is possible. However the OS difference is more likely to be the cause. Any apps in particular?
    For example this one: "The Free Dictionary"
    03-12-2013 06:20 AM
  4. ttsoldier's Avatar
    For example this one: "The Free Dictionary"
    I'm guessing you mean Free Dictionary | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States) ?

    That should work on your 800. Have you tried changing the region?
    03-12-2013 07:49 AM
  5. markfive's Avatar
    That app is US-only (if I look for it in the UK or Aus stores it tells me it's not available in that region's store).
    03-12-2013 08:04 AM
  6. Mr Manson's Avatar
    I'm guessing you mean Free Dictionary | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States) ?

    That should work on your 800. Have you tried changing the region?
    Thats the one. Yes. Previously my region was set to Germany and I couln't get it. Then I changed it to USA, restarted the phone and looked it up but it still says This App is not available for your phone :O
    03-12-2013 08:37 AM
  7. Mr Manson's Avatar
    That app is US-only (if I look for it in the UK or Aus stores it tells me it's not available in that region's store).
    This is exactly what I am trying to find out that how I can go ahead making US apps available to my phone. Like I said, I changed language and region to English and USA but still no luck. I want apps which I search for to be looked up in the US app store.
    03-12-2013 08:40 AM
  8. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Well that's strange. I just changed my store to Germany and searched for Free Dictionary. The app was not listed.

    I switched it back to United States, searched, and there it was and I was able to install it.
    Have you tried another app?
    03-12-2013 10:08 AM
  9. Mr Manson's Avatar
    Well that's strange. I just changed my store to Germany and searched for Free Dictionary. The app was not listed.

    I switched it back to United States, searched, and there it was and I was able to install it.
    Have you tried another app?
    So its not only me with Germany selected as region and not being able to find it :) I will switch it back to USA and will see if I can find and INSTALL it . Thanks for putting yourself in my shoes :))
    03-12-2013 10:39 AM
  10. ttsoldier's Avatar
    So its not only me with Germany selected as region and not being able to find it :) I will switch it back to USA and will see if I can find and INSTALL it . Thanks for putting yourself in my shoes :))
    Let us know the result!
    03-12-2013 07:09 PM
  11. Sonnyck's Avatar
    Any results? I don't know what you guys actually changed but I can't seem to make it happen... At all. So is it because of the region settings or is it because it's linked to the windows Live ID??? My ID is from Canada, my phone is from Belgium, I live in Belgium, all my settings were in English... No luck. Apps like "Spotify" or "KBC banking app" just show me "! This app is not available for your phone. Tap here for more info"... But I know for sure they ARE apps for my Nokia Lumia 800 (with the latest update). So in settings, what do I need to change actually? Region format (I tried usually on English US, now on Dutch Belgium), System locale (English US) or something else... Thanks
    04-19-2013 12:07 PM

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