IPhone users have encountered several problems with popular applications such as Spotify, TikTok, Pinterest or Waze.
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Today, many iOS users have reported crash of several applications, a problem which appeared on the iPhone at the end of the morning. Given the popularity of the services concerned, the latter was quick to speak of him to the point that the hashtag #Spotify has risen in the trends. At the time when we write these lines, more than 963 000 references have been made to the streaming service of music.
We can see very clearly the blackout of this day and the gradual return to normal a few hours later on the collaborative tool Downdetector.
Currently, the problem seems to be resolved for the majority of users, if this is not the case, you have the possibility to access the content by switching to airplane mode.
The SDK of Facebook was the cause of the bug
On Twitter, users with an iPhone talked about all a similar bug, is the inability to launch the application. If the latter is opened, it crashait automatically after a few seconds —for no apparent reason. Other services quite as popular as Spotify have been concerned, in the example of TikTok, Pinterest or Waze. But that happened for this outage affects all services and users ?
It would appear that this annoying bug is linked to Facebook. In effect, the media specialist The Verge reports that this is the SDK of the social network that would be affected. Otherwise baptized development kit, for example, it allows developers to offer users the possibility to connect via Facebook instead of creating a new account. It may also affect users who have not installed the application Facebook on their iPhone.
The american company is aware of the case, so that the technical teams of Facebook, indicated in a message : “We are aware of and we enquérons on an increase in errors on the SDK for iOS that causes the crash of some applications “.
The subject is still considered in the course of the study, suggesting that we should learn more about the reasons of this bug in the next few hours or the next few days. A similar problem had already occurred in may of last year.
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