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.

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    1. Glad to hear it worked for someone else!

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    1. Cool, thanks for letting me know!

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  3. You beautiful human being thank you

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  4. Thank you for this! It was bugging me so bad! Every day I've been logged out and having 2 accounts is a pain trying to log back in every single time... Luckily the username and password isn't that hard to remember lol Thanks again, everybody needs to see this post!

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    1. Feel free to share the post. It's good to know that it wasn't just a coincidence that fixed it for me.

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  5. Worked dude. Thank you for taking the time to post this for us!

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    1. No problem, thanks for letting me know it worked!

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  6. Thank god!! Lol it was driving me nuts lol

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  7. Argh, that blank white screen before you know if you've been logged out or not! This has worked for me too so thank you thank you thank you!

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  8. thank goodness this work i've been so frustrated.

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  9. Omg thank you! It was annoying the hell outta me the past 48 hours

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  10. I LOVE YOU!!! I Was about to break my phone

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  11. Oh my god this is a lifesaver for me! I will shout you out In a video I make for a solution to this! Tell me your Instagram so I can shout you out in my next youtube video! Channel is dev.handy, please subscribe!

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    1. My Instagram is twister65. Glad to hear it worked for ya.

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  12. Scott - It works! You found a fix for the Instagram logout bug! Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. This seems to be working for me as well. Thank you so much!!! Hope this fixes everyone's issues... Instagram has been HELLA buggy lately.

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