Major iOS outage sees dozens of apps crash for frustrated Apple users including Spotify, Facebook, TikTok, Tinder and Pinterest
Dozens of the world’s most popular apps including Spotify and MailOnline are crashing for frustrated iPhone users in what appears a flurry of linked outages.
Apple customers have also reported difficulty accessing Facebook, Tik Tok and Pinterest on their phones amid fears of a bug grinding them to a halt.
The spike in complaints coincided with the beta launch of ioS 14, although it is not believed the new software triggered the crashes.
Experts pointed to a bug in Facebook’s software development kit (SDK) which could be corrupting the apps’ functioning.
Facebook said this morning on its developer platform: ‘We are aware and investigating an increase in errors on the iOS SDK which is causing some apps to crash.’
The Down Detector website which tracks reported issues for each major app logged a surge in over 12,000 complaints for Spotify today, with much of the outages concentrated in Europe
Mass outages have been reported with the popular music streaming service Spotify
Spotify suggested it was experiencing a wide-spread outage and tweeted: ‘Something’s out of tune. We’re currently investigating, and we’ll keep you posted here!’
The Down Detector website which tracks reported issues for each major app logged a surge in over 12,000 complaints for Spotify today, with much of the outages concentrated in Europe.
Social media site Pinterest and dating apps Tinder and Bumble both also recorded an increase in issues.
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