Is your Facebook app for iOS consistently crashing after the new update? You are not alone

Is your Facebook app for iOS consistently crashing after the new update?  You are not alone
A couple days ago, Facebook released an update to its mobile app for iOS devices and it has apparently ended a long running trend of smooth updates and operation. That was version 6.7, released on Thursday and packing a batch of new icons and support for a bunch of new languages.

Unfortunately, v6.7 seemed to cause a lot of users to experience a continuous crash loop of sorts, making the app unusable. Fortunately, Facebook gives iOS lots of love, and v6.7.1 was released today to fix those bugs.

Unfortunately (again), for now, it appears that the update is simply not downloadable by users that want to take advantage of the noted “bug fixes” in the latest update. It is probably only a temporary issue, and if you are impatient, you might try the “update all” option, though that does not seem to be a complete solution.

If you have been experiencing problems with your iOS Facebook application, let us know in the comments below. For those that are deeply troubled by this development, use the mobile site on your browser. It is a capable alternative, and should tide you over until this issue passes.

source: Redmond Pie

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43 Comments

1. ilia1986 unregistered

Wait, an app for ios crashes? I was sure that only Android apps crash. /everyapplefanever.

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

7. criticism

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

It was really an interesting post that was not much reflected in many portals!

20. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

23. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

1. In your link, 'Overall, the Android apps that use Crittercism have a 1.76% crash rate, while iOS apps have a 1.98% crash rate' - Still so far, Android has far less crash rate than ios. 2. The study also marks with every new ios the app crash is more until 3rd or 4th update. So by that logic ios 7 would've lot of crashes. So I don't think there would be any new good news for ios users on that front. 3. Facebook is almost on all ios devices and used by the masses extensively. So if these figures are added to study undertaken it wouldn't be a very rosy picture for Timy in Cupertino. 4. Lastly, the study also sites the worst Android version was gingerbread. And if you look at the latest figures Gingerbread's market share has decreased dramatically. So, that should improve the crash rate % in near future.

28. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You forgot to quote the part after it said "However". You must be upset the link you posted got the tables turned.

31. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I don't think you know how phrases works. In plain words, the article says, yes ios has improved on its crash rate (since ios 6's debut) yet it has higher OVERALL crash rate than android. I didn't see any 'tables turning' statistics. P.S. No need to take under-the-belt shots if you lack respect for someone who doesn't agree with you. 'Nuff said

42. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 883; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

LOL...U failed to make your point again.. Read the article again..

8. improv

Posts: 96; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

This is probably a problem with the Facebook application rather than the OS.

14. ilia1986 unregistered

Yes except apple approves every single app on their app store. Apparently they screwed up - who knew.

29. nestea unregistered

yes, however itself OS has more bugs, glitches forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1644922

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Good that I hadn't updated it....

4. Gadgetex

Posts: 185; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

If you use Facebook on an iPad without downloading the application you will also find that it has many problems and crashes frequently. Why?? Because they make it very user unfriendly so that you download their application so that they can steal your personal info lol..

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Same thing on WP, exept the official Facebook app is awful, too.

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Works perfectly, no problemo.

9. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Meanwhile the Android version crashes once every ten minutes.

11. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

...in your head.

12. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Crashing is caused by the app developer, not the OS. Facebook just have lazy programmers, and that's reflected by the lousy three-star rating on the Play Store.

15. taikucing unregistered

Are you sure? Mine works stable in ICS 4.0.4 in a random cheap Chinese phone with 512 MB RAM. The most expensive crap isn't supposed to crash constantly.

13. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

They're so right to choose Infinite Loop as their HQ.

17. diddymies

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Wow , for me it was released yesterday but just delete fb app and download again 6.7.1

18. Shubham412302

Posts: 550; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

better type touch.Facebook.com in address bar

19. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Who uses facebook these days anyway, I stopped using facebook earlier this year

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bro Facebook had just hit like a billion users. It's popularity is at an all time high. I use it a lot? After PA, and musculardevelopment.com it's the site I visit most. You don't use at all anymore?

36. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

meh, I spend most of my time on twitter and instagram

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I feel u, Instagram hasn't taken hold of me yet.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Facebook has never worked well on iOS, no matter how much they update it. I don't even trip about it, just a poor performing app with tons of great features. That and USA Today, just don't work well.

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i had this problem so i just uninstalled/reinstalled the app. easy peasy.

43. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 883; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Facebook app on every platform is terrible... idiot facebook developers

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