iPhone date and time Set Automatically greyed out [Fix]

Because of some obvious reasons, the date and time get set incorrectly on the iPhone. Therefore, to set it correctly, users have to go to the Date & Time option on the Settings page.


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But several iPhone users have expressed an issue with their iPhones where the Set Automatically option on the Date & Time page is greyed out and they are unable to change the date and time or the time zone.

This issue is probably caused due to the location services and screen time feature being enabled on the iPhones. So disabling them can possibly resolve the set automatically greyed out issue on any iPhone.

This article guides all the users who are looking forward to fixing this issue using the steps explained below.

Fix 1 – Turn Off the Location Services & Screen Time

 

Follow the steps given below on how you can resolve the Set Automatically greyed out issue on the iPhone.

Step 1: First of all, you need to open the Settings page on the iPhone.

Step 2: Then scroll down the Settings page and tap on the Privacy & Security option as shown in the below screenshot.

 

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Step 3: Choose the Location Services option by tapping on it at the top of the page as shown below.


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Step 4: Now disable the Location Services option by tapping on its toggle switch button.

 

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Step 5: After disabling the location services, go back to the Settings page.

Step 6: Now select the Screen Time option by tapping on it as shown below.

 

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Step 7: At the bottom of the Screen Time page, tap on the Turn Off Screen Time option.

 

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Step 8: If this prompts you to authenticate, please enter the Screen Time Passcode as shown below.

 

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Step 9: At last, proceed further by tapping on the Turn Off Screen Time option as shown in the below screenshot.

 

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Fix 2 – Disable Share Across Devices feature

 

Step 1: Open the Settings page on your iPhone by tapping on the settings icon from the home screen.

Step 2: Now tap on the Screen Time option to open it as shown below.

 

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Step 3: Scroll down the Screen Time page and disable the Share Across Devices option by tapping on its toggle button to turn it off as shown in the image given.

 

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Fix 3 – Check for the Update from the Carrier

When any update from the carrier is not installed on the iPhone, it might throw such problems as discussed. So try checking whether there is any update from your carrier using the steps below.


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Step 1: Firstly, go to the Settings page on the iPhone.

Step 2: Then, you have to go to the General option by tapping on it as shown below.

 

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Step 3: Now select the About option.

 

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Step 4: Scroll down the About page and if there are any updates available from the carrier, please tap on Update.

 

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