Apple ID Sign Out is Not Available due to Restrictions? Here’s the fix

By Kevin Hollington - Staff Writer
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Are you getting the error "Sign out is not available due to restrictions?" If you can’t log out of your Apple ID or iCloud, your account is restricted by the Screen Time feature. In this article, we’ll tell you how you can disable these restrictions so you can sign out on iPhone or iPad.

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To fix Sign out Not Available due to Restrictions Issue, you need to disable Screen Time on iPhone before you can sign out of your Apple ID or iCloud.

Why is Sign out Not Available due to Restrictions?

This is because You have Screen Time enabled on your iPhone or iPad and set to restrict you from signing out of Apple ID or iCloud.

How to fix Sign out Not Available due to Restrictions Issue

In order to fix Sign out not available due to restrictions issue, you will first need to disable Screen Time restrictions. Doing so will enable you to sign out of Apple ID or iCloud on your iPhone or iPad.

How to disable the Screen Time restrictions on iPhone

You can disable the Screen Time restrictions in two ways. You can either change the Screen Time settings to allow you to make changes or turn off Screen Time restrictions completely. For both methods, you will need to know the Screen Time passcode.

Change the Screen Time settings

Step 1: First, open the Settings app, which is signaled by a gear icon. Then, click on the Screen Time option from the menu.

Step 2: Select the Content & Privacy Restrictions option from the menu.

Step 3: Make sure the switch next to Content & Privacy Restrictions is toggled on.

Step 4: Now, select the Account Changes button.

Step 5: Type in your Screen Time passcode and then tap on Allow.

Now navigate to Settings > [your name] and check if Sign Out is available.

The Sign Out button is listed at the bottom of your device list.  

If the above didn’t work, you might try the following:

Step 1: In Settings > Screen Time, turn off Share Across Devices.

Step 2: Go back to Content & Privacy Restrictions and tap on Account Changes.
3. Choose Don’t Allow, then choose** Allow**again.

Finally, if the above suggestions didn’t work, and you are still seeing the "Sign out is not available due to restrictions"message, go ahead and turn off Screen Time completely.

How to disable Screen Time

To disable screen time completely, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Select Screen Time.

Step 3: Tap Turn Off Screen Time.

Step 4: Type in the Screen Time password, then tap on Turn Off Screen Time again.

Successfully fixed Sign out Not Available due to Restrictions Issue

We hope this article has helped you solve "sign out not available due to restrictions" issue on your iPhone or iPad. If you have any other questions about your iPhone, drop a comment and let us know.

By Kevin Hollington Staff Writer
Kevin Hollington is a seasoned tech journalist based in Los Angeles with a penchant for all things Apple. He started writing about Apple products in 2007 and it’s been a love affair ever since. He has spent over a decade testing and writing about iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other Apple products. In his spare time, he likes nothing more than catching up with the latest news and sports podcasts on the beach.
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