This is not the first time, Facebook’s iOS SDK has caused apps to crash in recent months and while Facebook is working to find a solution, there is a way around it if you face the same issue.
There were reports about a Facebook bug which was affecting iOS devices which was then causing apps on the iPhone and iPad to crash. Several apps like Tinder, Spotify, Pintrest, PUBG Mobile etc were also affected by it and could only be launched and used when the user was offline.
As per several early reports, these apps were crashing owing to a bug in Facebook’s SDK that many apps use to manage user logins. This was a problem even for users who did not use their Facebook account to log into a particular site, but used an iOS and iPadOS devices. On the other hand, Android users were not affected.
This is not the first time, Facebook’s iOS SDK has caused apps to crash in the recent months and while Facebook is working to find a solution, there is a way around it if you face the same issue.
Lockdown Apps is a firewall and privacy protection app which one can download on iOS. It uses a VPN to block trackers and features like Facebook’s iOS SDK from loading in third-party apps. This will help apps like Spotify, Pintrest etc to launch during the Facebook iOS SDK outage.
Here is how you can download Lockdown Apps for free from the Apple App Store:
– Download Lockdown Apps.
– Launch the app and follow the on-screen tutorial.
– One does not need to sign in or log in, just hit cancel when the prompt pops up.
– Click on the “Firewall on” button which is on the top of the app.
– “Agree” to set up a VPN profile on the iPhone.
– Once this is all set up, you can toggle the VPN/firewall from within Lockdown Apps.
– Now, you are all set to skip the trial and all the apps will start working freely.