LastPass is a reliable password manager that can help you boost your productivity. Instead of manually typing your login information every time you need to sign in to your online accounts, let LastPass take care of everything. While the tool can be beneficial, it does come with its fair share of issues.
Many users complained LastPass sometimes logs them out of their account, forcing them to enter the master password manually to log in again. If you’re experiencing the same problem, pursue the troubleshooting methods below.
Fix: LastPass Keeps Logging Me Out
Check Your LastPass and Browser Settings
Oftentimes, LastPass prompts you to log in again due to incorrect account settings.
- Click on your LastPass extension icon and select Account settings.
- Then go to the Advanced tab and scroll down to the share login state option.
- Check if the Share login state between browsers option is enabled.
- If this is the case, disable it and check if LastPass still logs you out of your account.
- Then go back to General and, under Security, disable these two options: Log out when all browsers are closed and Log out after this many minutes of inactivity.
Next on the list, check your browser settings. Make sure your browser doesn’t automatically clear your cookies when you close it.
- On Chrome, navigate to Settings and select Privacy & Security.
- Then go to Cookies and other Site Data.
- Go to Clear cookies and site data when you quit Chrome. Make sure the option is disabled.
Disable Your Extensions
Additionally, if you use other browser extensions, especially privacy extensions and ad blockers, disable them and check if the issue persists. Adblockers and privacy-focused extensions often interfere with the other extensions, potentially breaking certain features.
On Chrome, click on the Extensions icon in your browser’s toolbar or go to More tools and select Extensions. Switch off your extensions, relaunch the browser and check if the issue is gone.
If this method solved your problem, re-enable your extensions one by one to identify and uninstall the culprit.
Check Third-Party Utilities
Keep in mind that third-party utilities such as CCleaner, System Mechanic, and others can delete your session cookies. This includes all the login information LastPass saved during the respective session.
So, if you use various system cleanup tools, check their cookie settings. Disable all the options that automatically delete your session cookies or add an exception for LastPass.
If the issue persists, uninstall LastPass, restart your computer and download the tool again. If the password manager got corrupted, reinstalling it should fix the problem.
To conclude, if LastPass keeps logging you out, check your settings and disable the option that automatically logs you out after you close your browser. Additionally, make sure your browser doesn’t automatically clear the session cookies when you close it. Did you find other solutions to fix this problem? Feel free to share the steps to follow in the comments below.
This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to Technipages
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