Why Does YouTube Keep Signing Me Out?

If YouTube keeps signing you out, you’re not alone. There are thousands of people who are having the same issue as you. Luckily, there are a few methods you can try to get your YouTube back to normal.

We are almost certain that Method 1 (Clear Cache & Cookies) may get your YouTube to stop signing you out. If not, there are multiple methods for computers and Xbox One you could try. 

Why Does YouTube Keep Signing Me Out?

YouTube keep signing you out? We assume it is since you’re here looking for a solution to this problem. If you’re here, this means the following: 

You have signed into your account and want to comment on something, create a playlist, upload a video, or just watch some videos. However, when you go to do so, it asks you to sign in even though you already did. You sign in, try again, and you get the same error. This loop seems to never end. 

Every time you watch a video, YouTube signs you out. 

It’s frustrating for sure, but thanks to some research, we have a couple of quick fixes you could try to get you signed back into YouTube for good. 

What Causes The Issue?

More likely than none, the issue is due to saved cache and cookies. It could also be caused by a malicious program that may be running in the background. This could be from an extension, plugin, or some kind of add on that you have. Fortunately, these are simple fixes that will be discussed below. 

YouTube Keep Signing Me Out

How To Solve YouTube Signing Out Error

If you are still getting signed out, here are some methods that may help you with the issue you are having. 

Method 1:Clear Cache & Cookies

This is a simple method that you can do from every device you are using. 

For iOs

Locate your settings app
Click on general
Choose storage
Click YouTube
Delete and reinstall the app within the app store

For Android

Navigate to settings
Find apps
Click see all apps
Go to storage and cache
Clear the cache

For Fire TV

  • Find your settings
    Navigate to settings
    Click on manage installed applications
    Locate YouTube
    Clear cache
    Clear data

    Computer & Laptop

    Clicking Ctrl+Shift+Del on Windows or Cmd+Shift+Del for Mac will quickly delete the cache. 

    If the shortcut doesn’t work, here’s how to to it on each web browser: 

    Chrome

    Locate the three-dotted menu in the upper right corner of the window
    Select settings
    Click advanced
    Click clear browsing data
    Check the box that says cached images and files
    Clear data

    IE

    Open the tools menu (It looks like a gear in the upper right corner)
    Click on security
    Choose delete browsing history 
    Check the box next to temporary internet files and website files
    Delete

    Firefox

    Click on the three-lined icon and select options
    Hit privacy & security
    Select cookies and site data
    Click clear data
    Once you open the clear data screen, click cached web content
    Clear

    Safari

    Locate the develop tab at the top of the screen and click on it
    Select empty caches

    Opera

  • Find settings in the upper right corner of the page
    Choose clear browsing dataCached images and files are selected for you already
    Clear data

    Edge

    Select the three-dotted menu on the top right of the screen
    Hit settings
    Find privacy and services
    Select choose what to clear
    Choose what you want to delete and select clear now

    Method 2: Disable All Extensions

    If you are using Chrome, there may be extensions that have been installed. You can disable them by doing the following: 

    Click on the three-dotted icon in the upper right corner of the screen
    Click on more tools
    Click extensions
    Turn off all extensions
    Refresh YouTube and try again

    Solutions for Xbox One

    If you are using an Xbox One, here are some solutions for you to try: 

    Method 1: Reset Password

    There have been multiple reports of hackers gaining access to your Xbox information and this could cause YouTube to keep signing you out. You can fix this by simply resetting and creating a new password. Whoever may have the old one will no longer be able to use your stuff, including YouTube. You should also enable two-factor authentication so this does not happen again. 

    Reset Password for Xbox One

    Method 2: Check Your Network

    A simple fix is to check your network. Double-check your Network Address Translation and make sure it’s open. Reboot the modem and router then try to log into YouTube again. 

    Method 3: Delete Your Profile 

    It’s a pain in the neck, but this is a fix that has worked for many Xbox One users. It’s a multi-phase step, so follow each step correctly: 

    Step 1: Delete your profile

  • Find your settings
    Select storage
    Click on all devices
    Select gamer profiles
    Click on the tag of the player you want to take off
    Delete
    Choose delete only profile (this will delete the profile but the games and achievements stay)

    Step 2: Clear the Cache

    Turn off the Xbox and close all apps
    When the lights are all off, disconnect the power supply
    Wait a minimum of 30-seconds
    Plug the power supply back in and turn on the Xbox

    Step 3: Recover Your Profile

    Press the guide button on your controller (the big X in the center of your controller)
    Choose download profile

    If you don’t see the option to download the profile, press the X to exit your profile. 

    Method 4: Contact Support

    If you still can’t get to the bottom of it on your issue with YouTube signing you out, contact the Xbox support team. They may be able to give you more troubleshooting tips that may get your back on YouTube for good. 

    Contact Xbox Support

    Solution for PS4F

    If you are getting signed out on PS4, here is the one solution that was found to work most of the time: 

    Enter https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions?pli=1 in to your web browser. 
    Check to see if PSN is a registered device
    Take away access to PSN
    Try to sign into the YouTube app again

    Our Final Words

    We hope that you have found the proper solution to the issue of YouTube signing you out. In most cases, one of the methods above seems to solve the issue. If not, it may be more than just a few clicks to clear some cookies or delete extensions. If you continue to have issues, it may be worth a try to reach out directly to YouTube. 

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