In the last couple of days iPhone users faced a big problem, many Apple users reported that iPhone apps keep crashing when they try to use them and the problem was not related to iPhone only but also to the iPad.
According to a report by The Verge, the broken apps include Spotify, Pinterest, Tinder, and TikTok.
This’s not the first time to see this problem, back in May others faced a very similar issue with multiple apps including some of the same ones as Spotify, Tinder, and Pinterest.
So, why iPhone apps keep crashing? And how to solve this problem?
Why iPhone apps keep crashing?
This iOS apps error is caused by an issue in the Facebook software development kit (SDK) used by many apps for sign in.
Even users don’t use Facebook to sign in to apps that faced this problem. The reason for this is that the SDK might be part of apps as an option even if it’s not being used.
On the other side, Facebook confirmed it’s relation to this issue, and said on its Developer Platform: “We are aware and investigating an increase in errors on the iOS SDK which is causing some apps to crash.”
Now, the problem is solved for many users. but what if you faced this problem again or you still face it?
How to solve iPhone apps crashing?
Fortunately, there is an easy fix for this error. Just block apps from accessing the Facebook domain.
According to The Verge you can use Lockdown Apps, firewall, and privacy protection app on iOS uses a VPN to block trackers and things like Facebook’s iOS SDK from loading in third-party apps.
It will allow apps like Spotify, Pinterest, and Tinder to launch during a Facebook iOS SDK outage, and it’s completely free to use.
- Install Lockdown Apps
- Launch it, and tap through the tutorial
- Decline any trials offered – these aren’t needed for our purposes
- Tap the big Firewall button
- Agree to install a VPN profile
As soon as this is done, you should be able to once again open apps.