Reports flying on the web indicates that the popular iOS Facebook app crashes unexpectedly on Apple devices. Is this because of the new iOS 6.0.1 firmware? Or shall we blame Facebook? Let’s find out.
Users who have recently downloaded iOS 6.0.1 firmware on their devices seem to have a lot of reasons to be unhappy. First, the iOS 6.0.1 firmware neither fixes the WiFi issue that exists in iOS 6 nor improves the battery life. Second, the Facebook app quits unexpectedly when in use.
As posted on this Apple thread, users who are not able to use Facebook are blaming iOS 6.0.1:
My iPhone 4 running iOS 6 ran Facebook without a hitch. Just updated to 6.0.1 and Facebook opens then immediately shuts. Removed, rebooted, reinstalled. Still crashing.
But some users reported that the problem was with Facebook, and not with iOS 6.0.1 update:
Facebook servers had a problem back then. Access the app now, it’s working.
Testing on iOS 5 and iOS 6.0.1 devices, I can confirm that Facebook works just fine. But if you are still not able to use Facebook app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, then this simple tip seem to fix the problem:
I am using my iPhone 5 with iOS 6.0 (did not update to iOS 6.0.1) and even then Facebook crashes for me when I scroll through my Timeline. I figured out the app isn’t working anyway, so I logged out of it. I was invited with a “continue” button, and as I was logged in via Safari I was logged back in to the app. Facebook app is working flawlessly now. Give it a try.
Does this help? You can also launch Safari browser and type m.facebook.com in the address bar to access the mobile version of Facebook (which is very clean, by the way) on your iOS devices.