5 Fixes Apple ID Sign Out Greyed out Issue on Mac (2023)

🗓️ November 28, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

is your Apple ID Sign Out Greyed out on Mac from System Preferences’s Apple ID setting? Here’s a complete solution and Fix for any MacOS version running on your Mac Model [M1 Mac supported]. Apple is only disabling or Restricting the account access in the case of Parental control, Software bugs or Apple server issues.

Let’s check them out one by one and Re-Enable the Signout Option on Mac That helps in Logout your iCloud account for Sale, Unauthorised access Permission [Sharing], or Family sharing enabled Mac or Screen time enabled.

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First Check This Solution:-

1. Screen Time Restrictions

Screen Time on Mac restricts the Mac user on different levels like app installation, Deleting, or Website access and Such Apple ID account levels as well.

On macOS Ventura, Sign out Grayed Out on Mac

1→ Go to the Apple logo from the top menu > System Settings.

System Settings on Mac
System Settings on Mac

2→ Select Screen Time > Turn off Toggle for “Screen Time“.


3→ Enter your Screen Time Passcode (If you don’t remember, Forgot screen Time passcode) and Turn off.


4→ That’s it. Now Force Quit the System Settings. From the top menu, click System Settings > Quit System Settings. Now Re-open the System settings and see the Signout option is working under your Profile name.

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On macOS Monterey,

Follow the below steps,

1→ Click on the Apple Logo from the Top Mac menu > System Preferences.

2→ Click on Screen Time.

3→ Select the Options from the left side of the window. and click on Turn off.turn-off-screen-time-on-mac

4→ Enter Screen Time passcode and Turn it off. If you Forgot the Screen Time Passcode on your Mac, Reset using this way [Video Tutorial].

Now, Go back to System Preferences > Apple ID > Under the Overview section > See Sign out option Re-Enabled to Logout your iCloud account from Mac.

macOS Ventura,

1→ Go to the Apple Logo from the top menu > System Settings.

2→ Next, Click on Profile name > Scroll to Sign Out and That’s it.


MacOS Monterey:-

1→ Depending on the side of synced iCloud Data on mac, Signing out of iCloud on Mac takes a long time.

2→ Still, the Apple ID sign-out option is Disabled or Read-only then Restart your Mac with Turn off screen Time restrictions [Explained Earlier] and Check again.


3→ Go back to the Apple Logo > System Preferences > Apple ID > Overview > sign-out option is available for now.


Try Another Fixes:-

2. Sign Out is not available due to Restrictions

Mac users can Apple Restriction by Creating a New Guest Account on Mac or Enable Restriction through Apple ID under Family sharing.

Suppose you are signed in with a Guest account, then you have to Request your Administrator of Mac or Switch your User account to admin.

Also, check that your Apple ID is under parental control. The family-shared iCloud Account user doesn’t have permission to sign out and change Apple ID on a Mac device.

In this case contact your Parental account and Get help from Him/Her.

3. Check Apple System Status

Sign out Process is taking too much time, and I am Stuck on Verifying errors. Then you must also check your Internet connection and Apple Server status page.

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For Network issue: Switch to Another network or Use your Phone’s Personal Hotspot.


Apple is updating All the Maintenance and Technical issues on apple’s official status page. Open the links below to See Apple’s Server issue based on your Geolocation.

4. Check-in Safe Mode

Safe mode on Mac, Identify the software issue on Mac when starting your Mac and load the Software that’s creating the internal issues.

Identify, is my Mac M1 or Intel? Then, follow the below steps to put your Mac in Safe mode [For M1 Mac and Intel Mac]

For M1 Mac:

1→ Shut Down your Mac and Turn it on After 20 seconds.

2→ Now, Press and Hold the power key until you see the Start Disk screen with the Settings option on a black screen.

3→ Select the Start-Up Disk.


4→ Press and Hold Shift key from Keyboard, and click on the Continue in Safe Mode option. and Release the Shift key.


Wait for a few seconds or a minute, until you see your mac login screen. Check whether the issue is fixed or not.


For Intel Mac:

  1. Shut Down your Mac and Turn it on After 20 seconds.
  2. Quickly Press and Hold the shift key until your mac sees the Login screen on Mac.

To Exit Safe Mode: Restart your Mac.

5. Software Update

Software updates automatically fix internal software bugs and issues. Sometimes, The third-party apps aren’t compatible with the Old version of MacOS.

Go to the Apple logo from the top Mac menu > System Preferences > Software update.

That’s it.

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Still, this is an issue with your iCloud account, no one can crack and diagnose your issue without apple support. you can contact Apple support online or offline. Book Appointment for Apple Genius bar reservation.

Hope you get fixed your issue, let’s comment to me!

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: jaysukh.pharma@gmail.com [OR] admin@howtoisolve.com

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