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TikTok, Spotify, Tinder and more NOT working as Facebook bug causes iPhone apps to crash affecting millions of iOS users

TikTok, Spotify, Tinder and more NOT working as Facebook bug causes iPhone apps to crash affecting millions of iOS users

TIKTOK, Spotify, Tinder, Pinterest and loads of other popular apps are crashing in a major global outage.

The issue is related to Facebook technology used by these apps – and is playing havoc with iPhones everywhere.

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Down Detector has logged huge numbers of complaints about loads of popular apps[/caption]

iPhone apps crashing – what has happened?

Online outage tracker Down Detector has logged thousands of complaints across dozens of apps.

Users began reporting issues at around 1pm London time – and 8am New York time.

Facebook has already acknowledged responsibility for the problem, because it powers many of the apps.

The issue appears to be global – with hotspots including the UK, Western Europe, the east coast of the USA, Malaysia and Japan

“We are aware and investigating an increase in errors on the iOS SDK which is causing some apps to crash,” Facebook admitted.

Why are my iPhone apps crashing? TikTok, Tinder, Spotify and more

The apps experiencing issues use Facebook to manage user logins.

And uniquely, the issue appears to only affect iPhone users – and not Android users.

Importantly, there’s not much app makers can do to fix the problem.

If their apps are coded to rely on Facebook’s technology, they simply have to wait for Facebook to fix the problem.

However, once Facebook does fix the issue, it should immediately restore service to all affected apps.

Down Detector logged tens of thousands of complains about Spotify during the outage

Facebook iPhone app crashing – which apps were affected?

Here’s a list of apps that reported issues around the same time today:

  • TikTok
  • Spotify
  • Pinterest
  • Tinder
  • Viber
  • Waze
  • Call of Duty
  • Facebook
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • World of Tanks
  • Jurassic World Alive
  • Mail
  • Fitbit
  • My Fitness Pal
  • Deliveroo
  • Soundcloud

There may be other apps not listed that were affected by the bug.

And some apps included in this list may have been crashing for other reasons.

More to come…

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