Tons of iOS apps are crashing right now due to an issue with Facebook

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

If, like me, you woke up Friday morning and discovered that half of 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, chances are that you won’t be able to open it on your iPhone right now.

While I can open the Facebook app on my iPhone, a ton 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 a number of additional apps and services are being affected as well.

A similar disaster occurred in May, during which “a new release of Facebook included a change that triggered crashes for some users in some apps using the Facebook iOS SDK.” The time between the first and the final update regarding that issue was about two hours, so it might be a bit before our devices start acting normally.

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

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Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.