Facebook crashing on iPhone? Here’s what to do

Like so many other apps, Facebook on iOS usually works much better than it does on Android. The app is just better optimized on iOS. Still, there are some reports that Facebook keeps crashing on the iPhone and we made sure to list some applicable solutions below.

Why is the Facebook app crashing on my iPhone?

If the Facebook app keeps crashing on your iPhone, restart your iPhone and update it to the latest version of iOS. If that does nothing, reinstall Facebook or reset all settings on your iPhone and try again.

1. Restart your iPhone

You should start the troubleshooting by restarting your iPhone. The problem with Facebook might be temporary and a quick reboot usually fixes the majority of issues.

Another thing worth checking before you move to the next step is the Down Detector for possible global or regional outages. Major issues with Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp are not uncommon.

If the Facebook app is still crashing on your iPhone, try resolving the problem by updating iOS.

2. Update iOS

Some reports we found on Reddit claim that the issues with the Facebook app stopped after they updated to the latest version of iOS. It seems that a certain version of iOS had issues with some third-party apps, causing crashes and inconsistencies.

You can update your iPhone by following these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose General.
  3. Select Software update.
  4. Install available updates.Facebook crashing on iPhone

Also, if you are on iOS 16.3 Beta (or any other Beta version), consider leaving the Beta program. To do that, navigate to Settings > General > VPN & Device Management and delete the Beta Profile. This will allow you to install the next stable update (a later version than the current Beta version) when it becomes available.

3. Reinstall Facebook

The next obvious step if the issues persist is reinstalling Facebook on your iPhone. That way, you’ll remove the piled-up local data and reset the app while getting the latest app version from App Store. After you download the app, sign in again with your Facebook credentials and check for improvements.

Here’s how to reinstall Facebook on your iPhone:

  1. Tap and hold on to the Facebook app shortcut on the Home Screen or in the App Library.
  2. Tap Remove App in the contextual menu.
  3. Then tap Delete App.
  4. Open App Store and download Facebook again.

Make sure to check Permissions in Settings > Facebook, too.

4. Reset All Settings

Finally, you can try resetting all settings on your iPhone and checking for improvements. This action won’t delete any data but you’ll need to restore some settings by hand.

Here’s how to Reset All Settings on your iPhone:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Tap Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  4. Choose Reset.
  5. Tap Reset All Settings and confirm with your PIN/Password/pattern.

If you still can’t make Facebook work, wait for Meta to fix it and, in the meanwhile, you can access Facebook in Safari or any other mobile browser.

With that said, we can conclude this article. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to share your questions or suggestions in the comments below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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