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One of the most frustrating things about some apps is the fact that they sometimes just randomly sign you out, and usually at the most inconvenient times! But why exactly is this?

Well, the main reason why you get randomly logged out of apps, and even online services such as Gmail, is all to do with trying to keep your account secure, but why is this a solution?

Usually, and depending on which app you are using, the service makes use of a number of browsing cookies that track user activity. They, essentially, act as a digital fingerprint so the security systems can identify that it is still the actual user present and not a random hacker or bot.

However, what these systems track may be anything, from your current location right through to how you typically navigate on the site, service or app. And, if there has been a drastic change to a number of these, such as using a new device for the app or being in a different and far away location, the app will randomly log you out and require you to sign back in – and usually together with a capture test or two, and even 2-factor authentication...

Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel, Tech Quickie, on Why do apps sign you out?...

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