iOS App crash because of Facebook


  • Facebook is facing an issue with it’s SDK on Friday morning which is causing dozens of iOS apps to crash.
  • Facebook says that it’s “aware and investigating a rise in errors on the iOS SDK which is causing some iOS app crash.” No timeline has been offered for a fix.
  • Some of the apps suffering from the outage include Spotify, Tinder, Pinterest, and Venmo.

If, like me, you awakened Friday morning and discovered that half your apps were crashing as soon as you opened them, don’t fret — it’s not just your iPhone. At around 7:00 a.m. ET on Friday, Facebook acknowledged “an increase in errors on the iOS SDK which is causing some apps to crash.” If an app uses your Facebook profile to log you in, likelihood is that that you simply won’t be ready to open it on your iPhone immediately .




While I can open the Facebook app on my iPhone, plenty of other apps and games crash as soon as I tap on the icon, including Spotify, TikTok, Booksy, Venmo, Mario Kart Tour, Arena of Valor, and more. As DownDetector shows, there are variety of additional apps and services are being affected also .

A similar disaster occurred in May, during which “a new release of Facebook included a change that triggered crashes for a few users in some apps using the Facebook software development kit (SDK).”

As of 8:00 a.m., Facebook hasn’t provided any updates, but we’ll share them here as soon as we see them.

UPDATE 1:

Still nothing from Facebook, but The Verge has revealed one (somewhat complicated) method you’ll use to urge your apps working again, if you only can’t stand it any more . If you download Lockdown Apps from the App Store, hit cancel when it asks you to check in , and press the “Firewall on” button at the highest of the app, you’ll found out a VPN profile on your iPhone. Once you’ve set it up, skip the trial and your apps should work again.

UPDATE 2:

It’s 9:48 a.m. ET — nearly three hours after the difficulty was confirmed — and there still haven’t been any updates, but all of the apps that were giving me trouble this morning appear to be working again.

UPDATE 3:

Facebook has finally fixed the matter , and provided the subsequent note at around 10:30 a.m. According to a report of ET: “Earlier today, a change in the of the SDK code triggered crashes for a few iOS apps using the Facebook SDK. We identified the difficulty quickly and resolved it. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

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