FYI: Facebook Crashing Repeatedly, It’s Not iOS 6.0.1 [Update]


Apple released iOS 6.0.1 to the world today for download. Just a quick PSA for those about to update–note this update causes Facebook to crash upon opening the app for a second or two. Reinstalling the app does not fix the problem. Looks like this is a Facebook issue and not iOS issue as it’s crashing for everyone.

So if you are a Facebook addict, stay away from iOS 6.0.1 until an update is pushed out for the latter, or stick to the mobile version at

Don’t worry. It’s going to get better.

Update: Looks like the crash is happening for some, but not others.

Update 2: Looks like this crash is for all versions of iOS–so iOS doesn’t look to be the blame. Updated the above.

Update 3: Facebook is back online. You can rest calmly now.


  • bvanstaa

    I didn’t update and it still crashes. Annoying.

  • Nolan

    The facebook app is crashing repeatedly for me, and I’m still on iOS 5

  • Doesn’t seem to be because of iOS 6.0.1. I had the crashing problem on iOS 6.0 and updated to 6.0.1., problems gone.

  • Kevin

    I was having that issue just before the update, now after the update FB seems to work fine for me?

  • Seems to be connected to refreshing. Crashed on launch, relaunched was fine, but tried to update feed and crashed again.

  • Aron

    It’s not just 6.0.1 I have yet to update and it is crashing repeatedly.

  • Ken Clarke

    I was having the Facebook crashes before the update on iPad 2. Update didn’t fix it.

  • iPad 2 and iPhone 5 both running iOS 6.01 and Facebook app works

  • Not crashing for me, on 6.0.1

  • Not crashing for me, though Facebook was down a couple of hours ago and is back up. I guess they must have fixed the issue on their end.

  • CanadianCrux

    Facebook keeps crashing for me and haven’t done any updates. iphone 4s & IOS 6.0.

  • crosseyed_mofo

    having no problems with facebook since i left it almost a year ago

    its liberating to be honest

  • dallashinton

    I’ve updated to ios6.0.1 and the FB app works fine on both iPhone 5 and iPad 3

  • Guest

    Crashes on both my 3rd gen iPad and my iPhone 4. Both are running iOS 6.0. They both start fine, but if I scroll down they crash. I expect there is some content in my news feed that is causing the crash.

  • Crashes on both my 3rd gen iPad and my iPhone 4. Both are running iOS 6.0. It starts fine, but crashes as soon as I start to scroll. I expect there is something in my news stream that is causing the problem.

  • Sean

    iPhone 4, iOS6 and it’s not crashing.

  • Zing

    Works for me now!!

  • Gomer

    Ahahhahahahahaha. This is so damn funny because none of you could have waited.. Say a day or two to see if its stable for other who updated. You have NO lives.

  • Ryan

    reinstalled and works fine now. iPhone 5 IOS 6.01

  • Nick

    Awesome! Care to share the rest of your life story with us?

  • anon

    Sure, blame it on Facebook. lol

  • crosseyed_mofo

    interdasting, only if i can haz admin

  • wuju

    Anyone having issues with the wifi setting remembering the wifi password with this releases of 6.0.1?

    my iPhone 5 keeps asking for the network password. 🙁

    Did the following already but still it keeps forgetting every time I log off wifi and log back in:

    Reboot your device with the on/off switch

    Reset network settings (General–>Reset–>Reset Network Settings)

    Select your network and tap “Forget this Network”

    Select your network and tap “Renew Lease”