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How to stop Facebook’s iOS bug from crashing Spotify, Pinterest, Tinder, and other apps

The Verge Friday, 10 July 2020
How to stop Facebook’s iOS bug from crashing Spotify, Pinterest, Tinder, and other appsPhoto by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Facebook’s iOS SDK is causing a number of popular iPhone apps to crash today, including Spotify, Pinterest, and Tinder. You don’t even need to have the Facebook app installed for other apps to crash, as developers have implemented the Facebook login through their own apps. This is the second time the issue has occurred in recent months, but there is a workaround available to get the apps back up and running before Facebook fixes the problems.

Lockdown Apps, a firewall and privacy protection app on iOS, uses a VPN to block trackers and things like Facebook’s iOS SDK from loading in third-party apps. It will allow apps like Spotify, Pinterest, and Tinder to launch during a Facebook iOS SDK outage, and it’s completely free to use. Here’s...
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