What is ‘The Account Owner may have Changed the Password’ Instagram?

Instagram suddenly logged out with a message The account owner may have changed the password. Know what it is a why you should care.

Instagram uses a very stringent security protocol to protect accounts from hacking or security breach. But sometimes, suddenly, Instagram App for Android or iOS may log you out without any special reason. A sudden logout may raise anybody’s eyebrows as this cloud be a sign of any 3rd party hack breach.

Things can get a little scary if you see a message on Instagram App for Android and iOS, “You’ve been logged out of account. The account owner may have changed the password.” So, in this post, we will see what exactly this message means and precautions we can take.

The account owner may have changed the password

Is My Instagram Account Hacked?

The account is probably not hacked, and you do need to worry; if you log in with the same ID and password credentials, Instagram will open again. This is most probably not a hacking issue but some technical glitch by Insta Servers that finds your account behavior suspicious. If you recently switched networks, changed network, DNS, or GPS locations, then the issue is pretty common.

Suspicious account behavior is not the only cause for your logout from the Instagram app. The Instagram server itself can force log out your account from the application for unknown reasons. If someone has your account login credentials then also when he logs out then you will be logged out with the warning message “The account owner may have changed the password”. Many users faced this problem on a large scale a few years ago that was caused by an Instagram server glitch, but still, to date, users face that issue.

How to Protect your Account?

Though the logout error is a random issue, it is better to change your Instagram password. If in case the account is actually hacked or someone got hands on your login credentials, then when they log out from their device, then your Insta Application will log you out and show the warning message.

It is also recommended to use 2 Factor Authentication available for Instagram. So, every time you log in, a code will be sent to you to allow you for signing in to the app.


The force logout is most probably not a hacking issue but Instagram keeping the user in check. So it is not a matter of worry but still, it’s better to change the password.

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Nikhil Azza
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14 Responses

  1. Vamsi krishna says:

    Please leave my account don’t be logged out please

  2. Mr_dilip_47 says:

    my instagram id please recover my instagram id bar bar login out ho rha he please I’d recover my ID from mr_dilip_47 thank you for The only laste time

  3. djy2ray says:

    I believe this keeps happening to me because I use a VPN and a fake GPS app…to protect myself.

  4. niharika_agarwal.03 says:

    My Instagram I’d baar baar password change krne pr logout ho rahi h please ise recover kr do please leave my account don’t be logged out please

  5. Ajay waskale says:

    Please my ID wapas a jaaye

  6. visualsensesdesign says:

    Hi I just googled the title of your article. Thank you. I had a new account for architecture I call “vSTARchitecture” with my fist 3D building rendering. I don’t know why the test account I had made earlier with the same name and never used, replaced it now?
    🙁 It was a sub account. Got the message being logged out. Logged out and get find the important one gone and only the test one showing. I can’t understand why would IG have kept the old tests one? It’s illogic my active one worked fine for several months. I was really trying to build up an honest following. Thank you.

  7. r.k.boss_king_r.k.9098 says:


    You’ve been logged out of Instagram User. The account owner may have changed the password.

  8. Sàkht Lãúñdâ says:


  9. Ajay says:

    Please back my account

  10. Nihar Mandal says:

    I will changed my password but it’s not working.

  11. daggu____ says:

    Please my account has hacked solution please

  12. muskan_islam_m says:

    Logged in my Instagram account

  13. Caitlyn says:

    Could this error pop up if someone has blocked me but following the other account?

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