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I'm having trouble logging in

There are a few reasons why you might be unable to log in. This article has password reset instructions and some troubleshooting solutions to help you get back into your account.

Password reset


The first thing to do is try a password reset. Use these steps to reset your Prolific password and log back into your Prolific account:

  1. Visit the login page
  2. Enter the email address you signed up with and click 'Send reset instructions'
  3. Follow the steps provided on the password reset email 
  4. Once logged in, head to your Account Page and scroll down to Security -> Password to update your password

Please wait 10 minutes to use your new password as our system might not recognise it straight away.

I didn't receive a password reset email


  • Check your junk / spam inbox, or search for no-reply@prolific.co in your inbox
  • If you use capital letters in your email address, try each variation of this as our login system is case-sensitive, i.e.:
    • example_email@prolific.co
    • Example_Email@prolific.co
  • If you're still having trouble, contact our Support Team using the button at the bottom of this article.

I've lost access to the email address on my account


  • Please contact our Support Team using the button at the bottom of this article and we'll be happy to help!

Troubleshooting login issues


If resetting your password didn't work we recommend trying the suggestions below:

Supported browsers
While the site may work in other browsers, we only aim to support the most recent versions of: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Edge. On mobile: Chrome, Android browser, iOS Safari, Firefox Mobile and Opera Mobile.
If you experience issues, please try upgrading or changing your browser and trying again.
reCAPTCHA and anti-malware
To help us prevent bots, we use Google reCAPTCHA. If you are experiencing issues with logging in, please try disabling any plugins which may interfere with reCAPTCHA and try again.
Malware can have all sorts of negative effects on your PC, including not being able to pass reCAPTCHA. For this reason, we recommend running some anti-malware software to identify any potential issues that might be stopping you from accessing Prolific.
Clear cookies/site data
If you are still continuing to experience problems, please try clearing your browser cookies and site data and try again.
Password managers
If you are using a password manager or have set your browser to remember your password, you may need to type in your login details again and update the configuration.
Time and date settings
For security reasons, we now require that the time and date on your computer is set accurately. Most modern systems set this automatically for you so you shouldn't have to worry, but if you experience problems please check your system setting. You'll need to make sure that you set both the correct date and correct timezone.
You can also check your time and date settings are correct by visiting https://time.is where you should see the message 'Your time is exact!'

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