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Apple ID or iCloud Sign Out is Greyed Out – Here’s the Fix

Your Apple ID is greyed out or the Sign Out option is greyed out on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac? Are you looking for how to fix it when your Apple ID or sign out option is greyed out and you can’t tap it to sign out? In this article, we’ll show you how to sign out of your iCloud when you find Apple ID or the Sign Out option is greyed out(iOS 15/14 Supported).

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Apple ID Banner greyed out or Sign out Option is greyed out – How to Fix it or Sign Out of your Apple ID.

Why Apple ID or Apple ID Sign Out option is grayed out?

  1. Why Apple ID or the iCloud banner is greyed out in settings?

Normally you can see your iCloud banner and tap it. When you see your Apple ID banner is greyed out and nothing happens when you tap on it, because there are restrictions set on your iPhone to disallow you to change the iCloud account.

  1. Why Apple ID sign out is greyed out with “Sign out is not available due to restrictions”.

When you use Screen Time and set a screen time passcode with that, you’ll find that your Apple ID sign out is greyed out and saying “Sign out is not available due to restrictions”. To resolve this issue, we’ve covered a comprehensive guide on it: How to Fix Apple ID Sign Out is Not Available Due to Restrictions.

For more reasons why Apple ID Sign Out is greyed out, check this article: Can’t Sign Out of Apple ID.

Part 1. How to fix Apple ID or Sign Out option is greyed out via settings.

To fix the Apple iCloud banner greyed out issue, you only need to know how to turn it from highlight to greyed out.

Note that if you’ve set a screen time Passcode on your iPhone, you should enter your screen time passcode to change these settings. if you’ve forgotten your screen time passcode, you can’t change the below screen time settings. Refer to our video tutorial on What to Do If You Forgot Screen Time Passcode.

Turn Apple ID from highlight to greyed out option operations:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap Screen Time.
  • Tap Content & Privacy Settings.
  • Scroll all the way down. Tap Account Changes. Choose Don’t allow.

Turn Apple ID from greyed out to highlight option operations.- Here’s the fix.

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap Screen Time.
  • Tap Content & Privacy Settings.
  • Scroll all the way down. Tap Account Changes. Choose Allow.

Turn sign out option from highlighted to greyed out button with “sign out is not available due to restrictions”.

  1. Turn on Screen Time on iPhone.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Screen time.
  • Tap turn on Screen Time.
  1. Turn on Screen time passcode.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Screen Time.
  • Tap Use Screen Time Passcode.
  • Set a screen time passcode. Re-enter it.

Then when you go to the Settings > Apple ID. You should find that your iCloud sign out option is greyed out, saying “sign out is not available due to restrictions”.

Turn the Sign Out option from greyed out with “sign out is not available due to restrictions” to highlighted button, getting rid of the message. – Here is the fix.

  1. Turn off Screen Time Passcode.
  • Tap Screen Time.
  • Tap change Screen Time Passcode.
  • Tap turn off screen time passcode.
  • Enter your screen time passcode. Done.
  1. Turn off Screen Time.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Screen Time.
  • Tap Turn off Screen Time.

Then when you go to Settings > Apple ID, you should find that your iCloud sign out option is not greyed out, and you can sign out of your Apple ID normally by tapping it.

Part 2. Fix Apple ID or Sign out option is greyed out and sign out of the iCloud via software.

Provided you have the authority to turn off all the restrictions on your iPhone, you can use the Part 1 method. What should you do if you didn’t have permission to change the restrictions on the iPhone? How should you do to sign out of the Apple ID?

Experts from SoftwareDive have tested and picked among the kind of software to remove the Apple ID with restrictions and pick the SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker exactly for these circumstances.

SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker is an extremely useful tool to help you sign out the iCloud when there are any restrictions on your iPhone or iPad. It can help you force sign out of the Apple ID when your Apple ID is greyed out or your Apple ID sign out options is greyed out. Let’s show you how to do it step by step on the app.

To use this app, Free download the app and install it on your Windows or Mac computer.

Note that when you choose to sign out of your Apple ID with the app, you will lose all data on the iPhone. If you want to save all the data on your device, back up it before unlocking the Apple ID if you’d like to keep the data.

Step 1. Start the app, click “Unlock Apple ID”.

Unlock Apple ID - StartStep 2. Plug your iPhone into your computer with a USB cable.

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Step 3. Confirm the two-factor authentication on your iPhone.Click Yes to proceed. Start to download the firmware package.

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Step 4. Hit “Start to Unlock”. Unlock your Apple ID. and Enter “000000” to confirm it.

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You’re done.

Whether you are a parent or a kid, individual, you can force sign out of your Apple ID with the restrictions and the greyed-out Sign Out button or iCloud banner. Because you didn’t have the authority to change the restrictions on that device, you have to use a piece of third-party software like this to help you.

Part 3. Never forget to restart your iPhone.

We find that there will be some delay before that the greyed-out iCloud Sign Out option turned to highlighted status when you turn off the screen time restrictions sometimes. Soft reset your iPhone to let it take into effect faster.

We hope this article helped you find how to fix “Apple ID or sign out is greyed out”, and helped you sign out of your Apple ID successfully. You may also want to see our tutorial on How to Sign out of Apple ID on iPhoneCan’t Sign Out of Apple ID on iPhone, iPad or MacWhy Can’t I Sign Out of iCloud.

Amanda Lee

I am the chief editor of softwaredive.com. I have been engaged in software and computer gadgets fields for over 10 years, offering proven guides, tips, and software solutions in data recovery, and multimedia field.

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