Are you getting an expired sign-in on Steam?
Here’s the error message, “The sign in request has expired”.
Instead of Steam remembering your password, you’ll need to sign in again.
When you sign in and enter your 2-factor authentication password, you’ll get the error message.
You can click on the “Retry” button, but it will redirect you back to the sign-in page.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix “The sign in request has expired” on Steam when you’re trying to log in.
Why did my sign in request expire on Steam?
Your sign in request expired on Steam because of a new Steam update.
The update revamped the sign-in UI and may automatically log you out.
This is because you didn’t tick the “Remember me” box when you previously signed in.
The next time you sign in, make sure to tick it or you’ll face the same issue again.
Many users are complaining about how bad the UI change is.
Here’s a comment by @yello on YouTube, “The new login page is goofy”.
Here’s another comment, “The new Steam launcher is garbage. It’s incredible that it was once the game store with the best support”.
How to fix “The sign in request has expired” on Steam
To fix “The sign in request has expired” on Steam, you need to tick “Remember me” and click on the “Sign in” button.
After you’ve clicked on “Sign in”, wait for 10 to 15 seconds and you’ll be automatically signed in.
Make sure to tick the “Remember me” option.
Otherwise, you’ll be automatically logged out of Steam if you exit it.
Your sign-in request will also expire again if you try to sign in.
Here are the key points:
- Tick the “Remember me” option before signing in.
- After you’ve clicked on the “Sign in” button, wait for 10 to 15 seconds.
Apparently, the new sign-in UI for Steam has bugs/glitches that are yet to be fixed.
For now, if you stay logged in to Steam, you shouldn’t encounter any issues.