IPhone users around the world were disappointed after major apps like Spotify, Waze, and Call of Duty on mobile devices repeatedly crashed as a result of a Facebook developer crash.
The Facebook development team reported that the network experienced a “sudden surge in crashes” arising from applications connected to the Facebook software development kit for iOS.
“We are aware and investigating an increase in errors on the iOS SDK which is causing some apps to crash,” confirmed the online company in social networks late in the evening on Friday evening.
We’re aware of some issues right now and are checking them out! We’ll keep you posted.
— SpotifyCares (@SpotifyCares) July 10, 2020
Android phone users do not appear to have been affected.
The Messenger Viber app reported that its app, along with thousands of others, had crashed due to technical issues that would be fixed soon.
The PUBG gaming platform stated that it was also affected by the crash, and “actively worked with related platforms and provided support to solve the problem,” while Call of Duty and Mario Kart Tour also acknowledged that their applications could not be opened.
Currently, we have confirmed the Mario Kart Tour game cannot be launched on iOS devices. We appreciate your patience.
— Mario Kart Tour (@mariokarttourEN) July 10, 2020
“If you’re experiencing issues opening certain apps on iOS right now (like TikTok, Spotify, COD Mobile, and more), it has to do with an issue with Facebook and their iOS SDK. If you use Facebook login for COD Mobile, the app may not work until issue is fixed,” the official announcement of Call of Duty News said.
When rumors of this error spread across social networks, offended Apple users went on Twitter to express their outrage.
“@Spotify you have made my train ride unbearable,” said Youtuber Amy-Lee Hart.
— Amy-Lee Hart (@AmyLee_thirty3) July 10, 2020
Another asked, “Of all the apps to crash on this rainy Friday, why Spotify?”
But some users reported that they found a way to avoid Spotify crashing.
Turning off Wi-Fi on the iPhone and putting it into airplane mode, before opening the app again and then reconnecting it to the Internet, some on Twitter said that Spotify can be used again.