How to Fix Can’t Log Out of Instagram Account

Is Instagram not letting you log out of your account? It can be big trouble for you if you have tried to access Instagram on someone’s other phone or PC. Those affected say that they get a “Can’t log out of Instagram account” error message on tapping the log out button. This is not the first time Instagram is facing issues with the log out option. Back in 2016, an update was rolled out which caused a similar kind of issue. If you are not able to log out of your Instagram account, I’ll walk you through some of the working solutions to quickly fix this problem.

Can't Log Out of Instagram Account

With over 1 billion monthly active users, Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms. Due to such a massive number of active users, the application keeps facing minor issues such as crashing and problems with uploading stories/posts. But, not being able to log out of an Instagram account is something that we do not see often. To help you out on this, I’ve mentioned some nifty workarounds that you can use to log out of your Instagram account.

How to Log Out of Your Instagram Account on Any Device / Browser

Make sure you are following the right steps to log out of your Instagram account. Here are the steps:

On Mobile App (Android, iOS):

  1. Open the Instagram app on your Android or iOS smartphone.
  2. Click on your profile icon at the bottom-right corner.
  3. Tap on three lines menu button at the top-right corner.
  4. From the menu, select Settings.
  5. Scroll all the down and you’ll see Log out option. Tap on it to log out of your account.

On Instagram Website (Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook):

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  1. Open the Instagram website in any browser.
  2. Click on the profile icon on the upper-right side.
  3. Tap on Log Out.

On Instagram Website (Android, iPhone)

  1. Open the Instagram website in your desired browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc).
  2. Tap on the profile icon at the bottom-right corner.
  3. Click the Settings icon in the upper-left corner.
  4. Scroll down and find the Log out option. Tap on it.

Can’t Log Out of Instagram Account, How to Fix?

Why you can’t log out of your Instagram account could be because there are some issues on Instagram’s server or a temporary bug has caused this problem. In any case, it will be worthing check out the solutions I’ve mentioned below.

Fix 1: Check Instagram Server Status

If there’s a problem with Instagram servers, you can face many issues such as freezing, crashing, or not being able to upload stories, videos, or photos. Some functions including Log Out may not work. Unfortunately, Instagram does not provide us a way to check the server status, but there are third-party tools such as Down Detector which can be used for this purpose.

If the website shows a huge spike in the graph, it means that many users are facing issues with Instagram. In such a case, you can’t do much. Just wait for Instagram to fix things and then you’ll be able to use Instagram without any issues.

Fix 2: Close Instagram and Reboot the Device

There might be a system glitch that you can fix by restarting the device. After you restart or reboot the device, the temporary cache gets cleaned and the background processes refresh.

Before you restart your device, make sure to close the Instagram app or the browser on which you were using Instagram.

Fix 3: Use a Different Browser

Sometimes the source of the problem is not Instagram, but the browser. You can skip this solution if you use the Instagram application. To make sure that there’s no problem with the browser, try a different browser and check if it spells out success for you.

Fix 4: Clear Instagram App Cache

All applications including Instagram store cache data for faster access. Sometimes it can be the source of the problem, which you might be facing currently. I would recommend you clear the Instagram cache and check if the issue persists.

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Clearing the cache memory does not remove any important data on your phone. So, you can try this solution without any hesitation. To remove cache memory, open Settings, go to Application Manager, tap on Instagram, and click the Clear Cache option.

Fix 5: Reinstall Instagram

Reinstalling the app can fix most software-related issues. This method has worked for many users, and hopefully, you’ll also find success after trying this fix. 

Uninstall the Instagram app from your phone, go to Google Play Store (on Android phones) or App Store (on iPhone), search Instagram and install the app. You’ll be logged out of your Instagram account.

Fix 6: Update Instagram

A software bug can cause many problems. Instagram developers keep working on new bugs and fix them by releasing a new software version. Hence, it’s recommended to keep all the apps up to date. You can easily update the Instagram app through Google Play Store or App Store.

I hope that this guide was helpful to you. Even after applying all the fixes, if you can not log out of your Instagram account, simply uninstall the app. All the accounts logged in on the Instagram app will be removed. After that, you can install it again whenever you want. Liked the solutions? Share this article and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

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