Funimation Keeps Logging You Out? This Might Be Why

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Are you desperately trying to figure out why Funimation keeps logging you out?

I’m really sorry to hear that! You might find comfort in knowing that several of the platform’s subscribers find themselves in the same situation every day.

I know this can be quite annoying. Especially considering that the last thing you want to do when relaxing at home is to troubleshoot.

But don’t worry, you came for answers, and that’s exactly what you’ll get. Below, you’ll find a list of the most common reasons behind this, as well as some ways to address them.

The 5 main reasons why Funimation keeps logging you out are:

  1. Funimation’s servers are down
  2. Your internet connection is failing
  3. Funimation needs updating
  4. Your devices are outdated
  5. Your cache & cookies are acting up

Read on to stay signed in for good!

#1 Funimation’s Servers Are Down

Let’s start off by taking a look at how the platform’s servers are doing.

If you’re already a tech savant and know all about these, feel free to move on to the solution. But if this is your first time hearing about the concept and want to learn more, please read on.

Servers are not as complicated as they sound. In their most basic form, they’re devices responsible for storing vital information, backing up data in the cloud, and managing user traffic, so millions of people can use Funimation at the same time.

They’re the backbone of most streaming companies, and as such, there are people in every IT department exclusively tasked with maintaining and improving them as often as possible. And while modern servers are much faster and more resistant than older models, they can still be affected by certain threats.

Apparently unimportant things, such as overheating, short circuits, coding bugs, and break-in attempts by black-hat hackers can cause a world of trouble and would explain why Funimation keeps logging you out or why it keeps buffering.

Solution: To have a clearer perspective as to what’s going on, you’ll have to check the live status of the platform’s servers.

Here’s how to do it in a couple of simple steps:

  1. Open the search engine and type “Is Funimation Down?”, then hit Enter
How to Google search if Funimation is down
  1. Locate “Downdetector” on the search results, and click on it (or click on this link:
How to check Funimation server status on Downdetector
Make sure you’re entering the official Downdetector website
  1. Once you’ve entered the webpage, you’ll see a bunch of data, and a large graph
Funimation Downdetector graph
Tall spikes mean trouble, whereas short, wide ones, are usually isolated issues

Best case scenario, there are no spikes forming in the graph above. But if you spot little mountains and peaks, it means trouble, as many users are sending in reports.

When this happens, there’s really not much you can do. Sit tight and let the people over at Funimation hash things out. Oftentimes, everything is back to normal very quickly.

If you’d like to check a secondary source, you can also visit the company’s Twitter account and see if they’ve posted anything regarding server error. They normally release updates on their progress to let users know what the situation is.

Funimation server status updates on Twitter
Visiting the platform’s Twitter account is a great way to double-check the status of their servers

#2 Your Internet Connection Is Failing

Moving on, let’s take a quick look at your internet connection.

It’s a common misconception that network failure equals restricted access to the internet. In most cases, even with a bad network, you should still be able to Google search and text, while also noticing that Funimation keeps logging you out.

This is mainly due to the fact the platform needs a stable network to communicate with its servers at the company’s headquarters to check your account.

Whenever you enter your login information, Funimation sends it to the main offices, where it’s verified. If it matches what they have on record, they send that data back, and you’re allowed access. But if your network is currently failing, this process might be interrupted out of the blue, causing the service to kick you out.

Solution: Since this issue is more closely related to service quality than speed, I’d recommend calling your provider and asking if they’re having coverage issues in your area. Provided that their answer is no, then your modem is likely failing, and resetting it should fix things.

In case you’ve never done this before, here are a couple of easy steps you can follow:

  1. Without unplugging the modem, turn it around so that you can see the back of the unit
  1. Locate the reset button (more often than not, it’s not a button, but a small hole with a “Reset” label on it)
  1. Use a paper clip or a thin toothpick to press down on the actual button inside this hole. Hold it down until all the lights at the front of the unit turn on, and then turn off
  1. For a brief moment, all lights on the modem will be off, that’s your cue to stop holding down the reset button
  1. Wait a couple of minutes and try logging in to your account. If your connection was at fault, you should now be able to stay signed in

#3 Funimation Needs Updating

Have you ever wondered why keeping your apps updated is so important? I mean, it’s clearly not the most exciting thing in the world to keep an eye on, so why does everyone make such a fuzz about it?

Well… the answer is functionality.

You see, every time an update is released, it comes packed with new and improved features, as well as patches for bugs. Moreover, since keeping many versions of an app stored on servers is expensive and wasteful, most companies delete the oldest one upon releasing an update.

Now, there’s a good chance that you don’t have to worry about this, as normally automatic updating takes care of this process. But occasionally, bugs, bad networks, or corrupted files can get in the way and prevent this feature from doing its job.

If you suspect this to be the source of your issue, your best bet will be to manually download and install the latest version of Funimation to your devices.

Solution: This might sound like a job for a computer hacker, but trust me – it’s super easy:

For iOS:

  1. Open “App Store”
  1. Locate your profile button in the upper right corner of the screen, and tap on it
  1. Find the “Update All” button. This should update Funimation if there’s a newer version available
How to update all apps on iOS
This would be a good time to update any apps you have pending

For Android:

  1. Go to Play Store and click on your profile, located in the upper-right corner of your screen
  1. Select “Manage apps & device”
  1. If you just want to update Funimation, select it and update it individually
  1. If you want to update all pending apps, select “Update All”
  1. Wait for the updating process to be completed

#4 Your Devices Are Outdated

Now that you know how essential it is to keep your apps fully updated, it’s also worth mentioning that keeping your devices in the same condition can make things work even better.

After all, newer app versions are typically designed with the latest device software versions in mind, so it stands to reason that one can’t work properly without the other.

If your device’s automatic updating feature is intact, you’re good to do. But if there’s anything that’s getting in the way, you’ll have to take the matter into your own hands again.

Solution: Manually updating your devices is just as easy as updating your apps. Here’s what you have to do:

iPhone and iPad:

  1. Open the Settings menu and tap on “General”.
  2. Tap on “Software Update”.
  3. Select “Install now”.
How to update iOS version


  1. Open Settings and tap on “System”.
  2. Choose “System Update”
  3. Install the latest version.

Windows PC:

  1. Go to Settings and click on “Update & Security”.
  2. Select “Windows Update”.
  3. Click on “Check for Updates” to start updating your device.


  1. Click on the Apple icon at the top of your screen.
  2. Select “System Preferences”.
  3. Click on “Software Update”. Then, select “Update Now”.

#5 Your Cache & Cookies Are Acting Up

Finally, let’s make sure your cache & cookies are not misbehaving.

But before we do that, I’d love to refresh your memory on the concepts, starting with the cache. This is where your favorite apps store information, such as login credentials, user preferences, and more. If this data was not kept readily available, Funimation would take much longer to load when launched.

As for cookies, they’re developer tools that make your browsing more efficient and increase the accuracy of targeted ads.

Usually, it’s best to leave them both alone. But sometimes a corrupted file can be stored inside them, which could cause Funimation to keep logging you out, or stop working properly.

Solution: If you suspect this to be the issue, try clearing your cache & cookies and see what happens. Here’s how to do that on Android devices and Google Chrome:


  1. On your device, go to “Settings”
  1. Select “Apps”
  1. From the new menu, select “Apps” again
  1. Find Funimation and select it
  1. Find “Storage” on the menu
  1. Select “Clear Cache” from the available options 

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser
  1. Click the Menu button (the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen). Select “More Tools” > Choose “Clear browsing data”
How to clear cookies on Google Chrome
  1. Select “All time” when prompted with a window asking the time range you want to delete data for. 
How to clear cookies, cache & data on Google Chrome
If you’ve never done this before, the process might take a while


That about does it!

Having Funimation keep logging you out every time you’re trying to watch your favorite anime can be super frustrating. Especially if you don’t have a lot of free time.

Luckily, as I hope this piece has shown you, addressing most of the causes behind the common issues with the platform is quite simple. In many cases, making sure your internet connection is working normally, and keeping the app and your streaming devices fully updated, should do the trick.

I really appreciate you sticking with me all the way to the end. If you found this article both helpful and interesting, it’ll make you very happy to learn that we upload new content every week. While we put the finishing touches to our latest release, please check out our other resources available to become a Tech Detective yourself!

I wish you all the best.