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Can’t sign out of Apple ID: Quick Fix

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Your Apple ID is the gateway to all things Apple – your iCloud storage, iTunes purchases, App Store downloads, and more. Sometimes signing out of your Apple ID can be a necessary step when troubleshooting issues or switching to a new device. However, some users face issues where they cannot sign out of the Apple ID.

In this article, we have discussed the causes of the Can’t sign out of Apple ID and a few ways to help you fix the issue.

What causes the inability to sign out of the Apple ID issue?

Below we have mentioned a few possible reasons that might be causing problems when you are trying to sign out of Apple ID.

  • Network issues.
  • iCloud backup is hindering the process.
  • Screen time restrictions are causing problems.

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How to fix the issue?

If you are unable to sign out of your Apple ID then we have explained a few ways that might help you fix the issue.

Restart the device

Restarting your device is the best solution for any problem, and it also works most of the time in resolving the issues. If the errors are being caused by some minor bugs or glitches or interference by other apps on your device, then it might solve them.

Check your internet connection

It might be possible that you are unable to sign out of your Apple ID because you are not getting a stable connection. So restart your WiFi and if there is any with your WiFi then switch to Cellular data on your iPhone.

Check the iCloud backup

If there is any iCloud backup in the process then you have two options either let it complete the backup or cancel it. To cancel iCloud backup, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Go to Settings then select your Apple ID.
  • Then go to iCloud.
  • Then scroll down and select iCloud Backup.
  • You can stop the backup on the next page.

Disable Screen time restrictions

Enabling a screen time or restriction passcode on your iPhone may cause issues with the signing out of Apple ID on the device. To disable screen time restriction go to Settings> Screen Time> Turn off Screen Time.

If you have set a passcode for the screen time, then enter the passcode and confirm to turn off the screen time.

Factory reset your phone

If none of the above methods work for you then the last resort is to factory reset your phone. Factory reset will erase all your data so it is advisable to make a backup of your data. Click here to learn how to factory reset an iPhone.

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Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: [email protected]