Monday, February 13, 2017

Instagram keeps logging me out - a solution!

I changed my password for Instagram last week. I'm not sure if it matters, but I think it did it online using my web browser. Ever since, whenever I launch Instagram on my iPhone, it prompts me for my password 99% of the time. I have two accounts and both do it.

I tried rebooting my phone. Removing and reinstalling Instagram. I found info on the web that says it's a bug. I tried logging in with my username and password. I tried logging in using the Facebook log in option.

Whatever I tried, the problem persisted.

Until now. Maybe it's just coincidence, but this is what I did.
  1. Launch Instagram and log in, if necessary.
  2. Press on your profile thumbnail at the bottom right.
  3. Press on the gear at the top right.
  4. Scroll all the way to the bottom.
  5. Choose the option to Log Out.
  6. When prompted to remember your log in, choose Not Now.
  7. Confirm by pressing on the Log Out option.
  8. Log in again.
  9. Log out again, but this time choose "Remember".
  10. Log back in.
I did this for both of my accounts and so far it hasn't logged me out of either.

If this worked for you, please let me know in the comments below, and feel free to share the solution with others.