Several people have raised dissatisfaction on forums about their Apple ID settings being grayed out after upgrading macOS Sonoma. An alert or error notice stating, “These settings have been configured by a profile,” is displayed in conjunction with this problem. Continue reading to dismiss the alert and restore access to your Apple ID settings if you are experiencing the similar issues.
- Change Preference Restrictions in Content & Privacy
- Change Content & Privacy Restrictions on your iPhone
- Remove a Configuration Profile from your Mac
1. Change Preference Restrictions in Content & Privacy
The macOS Sonoma update may have changed certain content and privacy settings, which could be the cause of the problem. Here is the way to modify it:
- On your Mac, go to the Apple menu Select Screen Time in the sidebar.
- Select Content & Privacy.
- Ensure Content & Privacy is toggled on Select Preference Restrictions under it.
- Toggle on Allow Passcode Changes and Allow Account Changes.
- Click Done to confirm your choices.
2. Change Content & Privacy Restrictions on your iPhone
It’s likely that updating to iOS 17 changed your content and privacy settings, which had an impact on your Mac, if your iPhone and Mac are synchronized.
Changing it on an iPhone:
- Go to Settings Screen Time.
- Choose Content & Privacy Restrictions.
- Under Allow Changes, ensure that Passcode Changes and Account Changes are allowed, with an Allow beside them.
- If not, make changes in your Content & Privacy Restrictions by toggling Content & Privacy Restrictions.
- Then tap Passcode Changes and Account Changes and select Allow in the dropdown menu.
3. Remove a Configuration Profile from your Mac
Your network administrator may set up a configuration profile to standardize settings for all of their Mac machines if your Mac computer was provided by your place of employment or education. Wi-Fi, VPN, mail account, and other configuration profile options are included in this configuration profile.
In the interim, you can attempt the following to delete a configuration profile if your Mac is not connected to a network:
- Choose Apple menu System Settings.
- Click Privacy & Security in the sidebar Scroll down to Profiles.
- Choose a profile from the list Select Remove.
When you delete a profile from your Mac, all of its data and preferences are also gone. Seek assistance from the person who gave the profile if you are unable to remove it.
Even while you may not always need to adjust your Apple ID settings, it can be unexpected if you are unable to control these private settings. Thankfully, a few clicks can assist in reversing the An alert on your Mac’s profile has set these parameters. Did any of the aforementioned fixes assist? Please share your story below!