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TikTok, Spotify, Tinder, and many other iOS apps are crashing again due to a Facebook issue

The Verge Friday, 10 July 2020
TikTok, Spotify, Tinder, and many other iOS apps are crashing again due to a Facebook issuePhoto by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

A number of popular apps and services including TikTok, Spotify, Pinterest, and Tinder are currently broken on iOS devices, with early reports suggesting Facebook is to blame.

There are widespread reports on social media of apps crashing whenever they’re launched on iPhones and iPads, and corresponding outage spikes on DownDetector.com. The apps can be launched if the device is offline, which is useful in some cases (if you have lots of music saved on Spotify, for example) but will completely break their functionality in others.

Although the exact cause of the outages isn’t yet confirmed, early reports suggest the problem is caused by Facebook’s SDK, which many apps use to manage user logins. Users don’t have to be using Facebook to log...
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A Facebook bug was responsible for the crash.

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