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How to Fix “Sign Out is Not Available due to Restrictions” on Child’s iPhone/iPad

I guess you may want to sign out of your child’s iCloud, only to find you are seeing the message “Sign out is not available due to restrictions” on your child’s iPhone or iPad.  There is another situation that may be your device that signed in with your child’s account.

In this article, we focus on solving the problem that how to fix “Sign Out is Not Available due to Restrictions” on a child’s iPhone or iPad.

What does “Sign out is not available due to restriction” on a child’s device mean?

The “Sign Out is Not Available due to Restrictions” message means you can’t sign out of the exact Apple ID because there are screen time restrictions turned on in your child’s iCloud account.

The restrictions may come with two situations. One is that you set a child’s screen time via your iOS device through family sharing, and the other one is that the child set the screen time on the device itself.

According to our proven solutions, you can get rid of the screen time passcode and turn off the screen time to fix it.

Once you completely turn off the screen time restrictions by disabling the screen time including the screen time password, your find that the message “Sign Out is Not Available due to Restrictions” should disappear.

Why you should turn off the screen time password first and then disable the screen time later.

This is exactly a safe way to get rid of all the screen time restrictions settings completely.

If you only disable the screen time feature without removing the screen time passcode, the next time when you start to turn on screen time again, you may baffle by an old forgotten screen time passcode, which is frustrating. It makes a lot of trouble for the future use of screen time.

Turn off screen time on the Child’s iCloud account on an iPhone or iPad.

A free and manual way to get rid of the saying “Sign Out is Not Available due to Restrictions” on Child’s devices and sign out.

Screen Time restrictions set up with Family sharing situation, how to fix it.

If you’re the parent and link your child’s iCloud account with family sharing, you’re able the set up the screen time restriction for your child’s device on your iPhone. Therefore, you can monitor your child’s screen time restrictions on your device. You can enable the screen time or disable it on your iOS device anytime you want to.

If you see “Sign Out is Not Available due to Restrictions” at the bottom of the Apple ID page on your child’s device, disable the screen time completely to fix it.

Open Settings> Skip Screen Time, and Tap your child’s name under family sharing.

Tap Change Screen Time Passcode > Tap Change Screen Time Passcode or Turn off Screen Time Passcode.

Authenticate with your Touch ID, Face ID, or passcode.

Then Tap Settings > Screen Time. Tap Your Child’s name under family. Tap Turn off Screen Time.

Note that there are a few minutes before the iOS software should refresh and respond. Wait for a while if the saying Sign out is not available due to restrictions still existing.  It’s essential to restart your child’s iPhone or iPad to let the change take effect.

Wait for a while or restart your child’s iPhone or iPad immediately.

You should see the “Sign Out is Not Available due to Restrictions” disappears and the Sign out button is highlighted. You can successfully sign out of your child’s iCloud then.

Screen time is set up directly on the child’s device. How to fix it.

Open Settings > Screen Time > Tap change screen time passcode > Turn off screen time passcode.

Enter the screen time passcode to turn it off.

If you forgot your child’s screen time passcode. Steps to get rid of the “sign out is not available” message.

Go to Settings > Screen Time > Tap Change screen time passcode > Tap Turn off Screen Time passcode. On the entering screen time pin code page, Tap Forgot passcode.

On the screen time passcode recovery page, enter your Apple ID and password.

Tap Done.

Tap turn off screen time on the Screen Time screen.

Later, when you get to the Apple ID, the sign out is not available due to restrictions and should disappear.

If not, restart your child’s iPhone or iPad as we’ve told you before.

reset screen time passcode via screen time passcode recoveryRemove the “Sign out is not available due to restrictions.” message by getting rid of screen time restrictions with software.

Here, we are going to show you two ways to disable the screen time, along with getting rid of the screen time passcode.

SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker is our pick. The app proved neat, safe, and fast to remove screen time passcode on iOS 16, iOS 15, iOS 14, iOS 13, etc.

Like most other apps, the app needs you to download it, then install it on your computer. You can try it, but you still need a registered full version to disable the screen time without a password.

By using the app to fix signing out is not available due to restrictions on your child’s iPhone/iPad. All data is saved. You should take heart if you care much about your child’s data.

What to know?

The no data loss way to fix it only applies to the situation where your child’s screen time passcode is directly set up on the device, not monitored by family sharing.

If your child’s screen time passcode is set via family sharing, you can still use the app to get out of the sign out is not available situation. However, you will lose the data on the child’s device.

So, we combined the steps covering both scenarios.

Download it First.

Step 1. Install and launch the app. On the start screen, tap Unlock Screen Time Passcode on the bottom-left of the window.

Unlock Screen Time Passcode Section

Step 2. Hook your iPhone to your computer with the USB cable. Tap Trust if “Trust This Computer” screen prompts. Then enter your passcode to unlock the device screen.

You can see on the screen, there are two options.

Set directly on device and Set through Family sharing.

Opt for your situation. Tap either Set directly on device or Set through Family sharing.

Step 3. On the Unlock Screen Time Passcode page, read the warnings carefully.

In a nutshell, you won’t lose your data when choose Set directly on device, you will lose your data if you choose Set through Family sharing. Another important point is that you should not use your Apple ID to sign in if opt for the latter, or else the sign out is not available due to restrictions message and the screen time should reappear.

Step 4. Click Start. After you buy the full version, enter your registration code. Your screen time passcode will be removed in a few seconds.

Step 5. After viewing the Successfully Unlocked screen. Follow the onscreen directions to set up your iPhone.

Later, when you head for the Child’s iCloud page, it won’t show you the sign out is not available due to restrictions message. And you can sign out of your child’s Apple ID easily on the iPhone or iPad.

Which method do you choose to fix your child’s “Sign Out is Not Available due to Restrictions” saying?

Let me know if you have any questions during the process.

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Next time when you see the “sign out is not available” message on your child’s iPhone or iPad, you should know how to fix it. If you feel you may forget the solutions, you can bookmark or favorite our tutorial.

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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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