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How to Set Up Facebook in iOS 6

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iOS 6 allows users to connect Facebook to the iPhone for easier posting and sharing of photos and links.

This guide will show how to set up Facebook in iOS 6 on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and how it makes sharing via the social network simpler.

Thanks to Facebook integration in iOS 6, iPhone and iPad users can post to Facebook from the Notification Center and even use their voice to post to Facebook with Siri. There will also be a Facebook icon in the sharing menu for photos and links, for easier posting to Facebook.

How to Set Up Facebook in iOS 6

Tap Settings.

Settings

Scroll Down and Select Facebook.

Facebook

Next enter the login information for Facebook.

Login

Connect Facebook to the iPhone in iOS 6.

After that Tap Sign In and this next screen will appear.

Sign In

Tap Sign In to complete the setup process.

The screen should now show a Facebook account logged in.

Finished

With this option enabled notification center will now have a button that says “Tap to Post” so it is easy to send a quick post to Facebook.

The features also go deeper when it comes to sharing photos or even links to web pages.

Facebook Contacts and Calendars

After connecting Facebook to the iPhone, events, birthdays and contact information can spill over into the Contacts and Calendar apps.

Facebook adds information to the contacts and displays Facebook friends birthdays by default. For social butterflies this is a great “feature” but for those who rely on calendar it is more of an annoyance, especially for users that schedule meetings with Siri, because Siri sees Facebook birthdays as all day events.

The integration also adds contact information from Facebook, including @facebook.com email addresses, which many users won’t want.

Unless it’s important to add events, birthdays and Facebook friend contact information to the iPhone many users will want to leave these settings off.

Also do not hit Update All Contacts with the Calendar and Contacts enabled or else the data is entered, and the only way to remove it is manually.

How to Share Photos to Facebook

Open Photos.

Next find the photo to post and hit Share in the bottom left corner. It’s also possible to share multiple photos.

ShareNext Choose Facebook.

Facebook Photo Share

Share photos to Facebook in iOS 6.

After choosing Facebook the photo will appear in a post box with the option to add text, choose the album it will be located in and other common facebook items.

Once the photo is ready to be posted simply tap Post in the top right corner.

Photo Post

Choose an album and enter text before posting to Facebook.

It is also convenient to share web page links to Facebook as well.

How to Post Links to Facebook from Safari

Open Safari and go to the webpage to share on Facebook.

Once there Tap Share in the bottom middle of the screen.

Safari Share

Next, Tap Facebook.

Facebook Link Share

After that, add text to the post and tap Post in the top right corner.

Post Link

Share web links to Facebook in iOS 6.

How to Post to Facebook with Siri

The iPhone 5, new iPad and iPhone 4S can post to Facebook with Siri.

To do this, activate Siri with a long press of the home button.

Say, “Post to Facebook”.

Facebook Siri iOS 6

Use Siri to post to Facebook in iOS 6.

When prompted, tell Siri what the status should say. If the status is wrong, say “Change it,” to tell Siri the update again, or “Cancel.” to quit without posting.

 

17 Comments

  1. Charlie

    10/03/2012 at 7:59 pm

    Couple of questions…. can you copy photos from FB to your camera roll and can you post videos from your camera roll to FB???? I did this before on iOS 5 on my 4S…

  2. Charlie

    10/03/2012 at 9:52 pm

    Never mind, I found a photo privacy setting switched…weird.

    • John b

      10/21/2012 at 8:21 am

      What was the privacy setting?

      • Charlie

        10/21/2012 at 5:08 pm

        It was simply switched off for Facebook..

  3. michelle

    10/07/2012 at 10:36 am

    I followed these steps and only facebook events will sync to iphone cal. How do I get birthdays to sync??

  4. Biplab

    01/16/2013 at 9:08 am

    How to get via iOS or ipad mini when i share from my ipad mini .. It shows via mobile.

    • Cho L. Era

      06/22/2013 at 3:16 pm

      Regardless – After troubleshooting, I got FB to post my posts showing “via IOS” like they do on everyone elses iPhones and iPads even though Tim says it wont.

      In IOS 6.0.1 If your having this issue, slide down from the top of your screen on iPhone or iPad to get to your ‘notificiations’ screen. At the top of your notifications are 2 buttons. One says “tap to tweet” the other says “tap to post” and has a FB icon.

      Click “tap to post” that has the FB icon, type your message and it WILL show up on your wall as “posted via IOS”.

      Problem solved!!!!

  5. asar talo

    01/30/2013 at 7:53 pm

    I got same problem with Biplab

    • Cho L. Era

      06/22/2013 at 3:17 pm

      In IOS 6.0.1 If your having this issue, slide down from the top of your screen on iPhone or iPad to get to your ‘notificiations’ screen. At the top of your notifications are 2 buttons. One says “tap to tweet” the other says “tap to post” and has a FB icon.

      Click “tap to post” that has the FB icon, type your message and it WILL show up on your wall as “posted via IOS”.

      Problem solved!!!!

  6. Andrei

    02/04/2013 at 11:00 am

    I can’t find Facebook or Twitter apps on the notification area which won’t allow me to update my status on Facebook via iOS. It shows “No New Notification” whenever I scroll down. How can I put Facebook on the notification?

  7. clare

    02/11/2013 at 9:48 pm

    what is the version of this facebook?

  8. hassan raja

    02/12/2013 at 12:52 pm

    When i share photo on facebook from camera roll it says “via iOS” but when i post status from facebook app it says “via mobile”.I am using iPhone 4 iOS 6.What is the problem please tell me ..

    • Cho L. Era

      06/22/2013 at 3:19 pm

      In IOS 6.0.1 If your having this issue, slide down from the top of your screen on iPhone or iPad to get to your ‘notificiations’ screen. At the top of your notifications are 2 buttons. One says “tap to tweet” the other says “tap to post” and has a FB icon.

      Click “tap to post” that has the FB icon, type your message and it WILL show up on your wall as “posted via IOS”.

      Problem solved!!!!

  9. Love Ko'to

    02/26/2013 at 9:51 pm

    i got same problem with my post on fb its “via mobile” i want “via ios”

    • Cho L. Era

      06/22/2013 at 3:20 pm

      In IOS 6.0.1 If your having this issue, slide down from the top of your screen on iPhone or iPad to get to your ‘notificiations’ screen. At the top of your notifications are 2 buttons. One says “tap to tweet” the other says “tap to post” and has a FB icon.

      Click “tap to post” that has the FB icon, type your message and it WILL show up on your wall as “posted via IOS”.

      Problem solved!!!!

  10. Gaurav Uprety

    03/17/2013 at 9:00 am

    Thanks mite it really worked out nice job yoo 👍

  11. Cho L. Era

    06/22/2013 at 3:23 pm

    Mga Filipino talaga gusto ipakita na galing sa iphone devices ang post or uploaded pictures he he he ;-) Mabuhay tayong lahat.

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