VRChat is a popular social virtual reality platform that allows users to interact with others as customizable avatars in a metaverse of virtual worlds. With millions of regular VRChat users, logging in and out properly is key to protecting your account.
In this beginner’s guide, we’ll explore the different ways to log out of VRChat across devices and when troubleshooting issues.
Overview of Logging Out in VRChat
Unlike some apps, VRChat does not automatically log you out when closing the game. You remain logged in across play sessions unless you manually log out.
VRChat provides logout options in the settings menus of the desktop app and VR headset versions. There are also ways to force log out if needed.
Properly logging out helps avoid account issues and confusion when switching between multiple accounts. Let’s go over the step-by-step instructions.
Logging Out on Desktop
- Launch the VRChat app on your computer.
- Click on your username in the top left.
- Select “Log Out” from the dropdown menu.
- Confirm logging out by clicking “Yes” on the pop-up.
You’ll return to the VRChat home screen now logged out of your account.
Logging Out on VR Headsets
When using a VR headset like the Oculus Quest, here are the steps to log out of VRChat:
- Open VRChat in VR mode and enter a world.
- Press the Menu button on your left controller to open the in-game menu.
- Navigate to Settings > Log Out.
- Confirm logging out by selecting the Log Out button.
This will log you out and you’ll need to re-enter your VRChat login when launching the game again.
Forcing Log Out from Stuck Sessions
In rare cases, VRChat may fail to log out normally and get stuck thinking you’re logged in.
To force log out of a stuck session:
- Fully close the VRChat app/game on your device.
- Go to vrchat.com and use the Log Out button at the top right.
- Clear cached VRChat data (covered later).
- Relaunch VRChat which should now show you as logged out.
This process logs you out whether the app thinks you’re logged in or not.
Managing Multiple VRChat Accounts
VRChat allows you to easily switch between accounts without fully logging out:
- On desktop, click your username and select Switch Account.
- In VR, go to Settings > Switch Account in the menu.
From there, simply login to the other account to swap between them.
To fully log out all accounts, use the standard log out steps outlined earlier.
Recognizing You’ve Been Logged Out
Here are signs you’ve been successfully logged out of VRChat:
- Returning to the starting hub world.
- Being prompted to login with username/password again.
- Friends and avatar settings reset to defaults.
- A pop-up confirming logout after selecting the option.
- Different usernames now listed when trying to switch accounts.
Clearing VRChat Cache and Data
For a fresh logout, clear locally stored VRChat data:
- Desktop: Delete the AppData > VRChat folder.
- Quest: Factory reset the game data in the phone app settings.
- Steam: Delete VRChat app data in Steam settings.
This wipes all cached account data when logging out.
Why Properly Logging Out Matters
Logging out fully between VRChat play sessions is good practice for a few reasons:
- Prevents account confusion when sharing devices or headsets.
- Removes access if other people use the same computer or headset.
- Logs you out from any device if you only logout from one device.
- Can fix odd issues caused by corrupted cached data.
- Lets you cleanly switch accounts without conflict.
Best Practices for VRChat Logins
Some good security habits for VRChat include:
- Logout fully when you’re done playing each time.
- Don’t enable auto-login options.
- Use a strong unique password.
- Add two-factor authentication.
- Be cautious of phishing links.
- Monitor your Friends list for unknown accounts.
FAQs About Logging Out of VRChat
Does closing VRChat logout automatically?
No, you remain logged in when simply closing the app – you need to manually choose log out.
Can I be logged in on multiple devices simultaneously?
Yes, you can be logged into VRChat on multiple devices like desktop and VR at the same time.
Is my account data deleted when I log out?
No, your account data like avatars, favorites, and friends are stored remotely and restored next time you login.
What happens if I stay logged in on a shared device?
Others may be able to access your account if you remain logged in on public or shared devices.
Logging out fully from VRChat ensures your account security, allows switching accounts cleanly, and fixes potential issues. Make logging out a regular habit, especially before letting others use your headset or computer where VRChat is installed.Sharing Is Caring: