Google Chrome is a widely used browser regarded for its speed and user-friendly features. It is found on many platforms such as Microsoft Windows, Android and Apple devices. When a user signs into multiple sites using the browser, it allows the user to remain signed in even after exiting the browser.
This means that a user can re-launch the browser at a later time and gain access to the sites straight away without having to sign in to their accounts every time.
However, many users have been complaining of late with searches such as, “Chrome keeps logging me out of websites” rising up in forums in recent times. This is possible and there are several reasons why the browser may behave this way.
Here are the reasons why Chrome may log you out:
- You have cleared or deleted the Chrome cookies
- You may have installed an antivirus program that has deleted the cookies
- Bug attacks may have corrupted the cookies
- You are using an outdated browser
- Your browser cache is overloaded
- Your data profile on the browser has been corrupted
How to stay signed in to your Google account on Chrome
To stop Chrome from signing you out, apply any of these solutions:
1. Reset cookie options
There are different types of cookies found on Chrome that store your credentials to help a website recognize you the next time you visit it. If some of the cookies delete the information on your browser, the site will not remember you and this may force you to keep signing in on every visit.
It is important to check the cookies’ settings by following these simple steps:
- Open your Chrome browser
- Type “Chrome://setting/content/cookies” on the browser and open
- Upon opening, disable the “Keep local data only until you quit your browser”
- Scroll down and clear all sites under “Clear on exit” by tapping the three dots near the icon
- Exit the cookie settings screen
After resetting the cookie settings, sign in to any of your accounts and allow the browser to remember the activity. Exit the browser and reopen it again. It should now keep you logged in on any site.
2. Clear the Chrome Cache
If you have not deleted your browser history for some time, outdated data may hinder your browser functionality. You will, therefore, need to clear your browser history.
Here is how to clear the cache on your Chrome browser:
- Open the Chrome browser
- Click the three buttons on your top right
- Select ‘Tools’ and click on “Clear Browsing Data”
- Select your clearing range
- To clear all select “Empty The Cache”
If Chrome keeps logging you out of everything, then clearing the cache can help you solve the problem.
3. Update your browser
Using the latest version of Chrome can also help to solve the issue of been randomly signed out of Google. Google accounts including Gmail can be affected by this problem. If you find out that Gmail logs you out randomly, install new updates to help rid of any bugs affecting your browser functionality.
To install new updates on Chrome, visit your app store which is Play Store for Android users and Apple Store for Apple devices. For the desktop browser, you can open the browser menu clicking the “three dots” on the upper right side > Help > About Google Chrome. Wait for it to update then re-launch the browser.
Upon successful installation of the updates, you can log in to your Google account and find that you can now stay signed into Gmail.
4. Turn cookies on
If the cookies are off, you can turn them on to help save your credentials and stay logged into any website. Here are the steps to achieve this:
- Open your Chrome browser
- Hover on the menu (three dots) on your top right and click on ‘Settings’
- Scroll down and click on “Advanced Settings”
- On Privacy and Security click “Site Settings”
- Click on ‘Cookies’ and select “turn on”
You have successfully turned on the cookies and they will help you stay logged in on all your preferred sites.
These solutions are the best fix to help you solve the issue of Chrome keeps logging you out. They are easy and fast to implement on your Chrome browser. By applying them, you can reset or update your browser and provide a fresh start for Chrome to keep you logged in to your Google accounts and any other website. If these steps help, let us know in the comments below.