Top 6 Ways to Fix Apple ID Greyed Out on iPhone 14 Settings

By Moses Johnson - Editor
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Found that Apple ID is greyed out on your iPhone 14 settings? This means that when you open the Settings app on your iPhone 14, your Apple ID shows up as greyed out, making it inaccessible. And when the Apple ID is tapped, nothing happens because the setting is untappable. Sometimes A greyed out Apple ID may appear to be stuck on ‘Verifying’.

If you are also having this problem, you can no longer use your Apple ID on your iPhone 14. Most Apple services such as the App Store, iTunes, FaceTime, iCloud, iMessage, etc, require an Apple ID. So, when Apple ID is grayed out, it makes your iPhone almost useless!

If you just discovered that your iPhone 14 Apple ID is grayed out and you can’t access the setting, we’ve got the answer! Continue reading to learn how to resolve the problem.

An iPhone showing the owner's name greyed out at the top of Settings.  

Note: information in this article apply to iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Why is Apple ID Greyed Out on iPhone 14?

When an Apple ID is greyed out on your iPhone 14, it most likely is because of a problem that happened when upgrading the iOS or when you change your Apple ID and password.

So what do you do when an Apple ID is greyed out on your iPhone 14 settings? There’s no need to panic. Below, we’ll show you how to fix the problem using several methods.

Try these quick fixes when you discover your iPhone 14 Apple ID is grayed out in settings

1. Check Apple system status page

It’s possible Apple ID is greyed out on your iPhone 14 because Apple’s systems are experiencing problems or undergoing maintenance. Find out if this is the case by visiting Apple’s System Status website.

Take a look at the Apple ID status. It should have a green circles next to it to say it’s up and running. If it doesn’t, you need to wait for Apple to fix the issue.

2. Restart your iPhone

Rebooting flushes the device’s memory and gives it a clean slate, helping to eliminate many of the bugs and glitches that occur with intensive memory usage. Here is how you can restart your iPhone.

Press and hold the side and the volume up (or) down buttons together until you see the power off slider. Then drag the slider from left to right. Wait one minute and then press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.

3. Check your connections

It is possible that you may be having a connection problem. Please ensure that your iPhone 14 is connected to the Internet. You may connect to the Internet using cellular service or Wi-Fi. Open Safari and try to load geekschalk.com, if you can not access our website, please try the tips below:

  • On your iPhone 14, turn on Airplane Mode and wait one minute and then turn it off (Settings > Airplane Mode).
  • Restart your Wi-Fi router.
  • Try a different Wi-Fi connection if possible.
  • You can also want to reset your network settings by going to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Please note that doing so will erase all of your network settings such as your saved Wi-Fi passwords etc.

4. Check if restrictions are turned on on your iPhone 14

If you go to Settings on your iPhone 14 and you can’t click your Apple ID, you might have restrictions turned on. Here’s how to check if you turned on restrictions for your Apple ID, and how to turn them off:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Screen Time.
  3. Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  4. If Content & Privacy Restrictions is turned on, scroll down to the Allow Changes section.
  5. Tap Account Changes, and set it to Allow. If asked, enter your Screen Time passcode.

If this does not solve your issue, try turning off Screen Time. You can do so by going to Settings > Screen Time. Then tap the red "Turn Off Screen Time" button.

5. update iOS

If you have been slow to update the iOS on your iPhone 14, you may encounter problems with Apple ID. Check your current version, and if an update is available, download and install it. Go to Settings > General > Software Update.

You may also want to enable Automatic Updates by going to Settings > General > Software Update > Automatic Updates.

You can also update your device using your computer by connecting your device to your computer.

6. My Apple ID is still grayed out! Now what?

If you tried all the tips above and your Apple ID is still grayed out, you can contact Apple Support and ask them if there is some specific issue related to your Apple ID or iPhone. They will assist you further accordingly.

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Moses Johnson is the Editorial Director of GeeksChalk.com, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. Moses is commonly referred to online as The Professor, with decades of experience in tech under his belt.
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