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Latest iOS Facebook App Update Creates More Woes



Were you one of those who experienced the recent problems with the iOS Facebook App? Did you see an update late yesterday, November 8th, and think this might solve your issues? Did you download the update and find that the App wouldn’t update at all, leaving you with a darkened icon, and an App Store error message? Well, you’re not alone. (Note to self: Don’t go out drinking with friends and see App updates and decide to update Apps.) The latest iOS Facebook App update creates more woes for those thinking a fix had arrived.

As we reported earlier yesterday a number of iOS users were having problems with the most recent update to the Facebook App. That version (6.7) caused the App to crash for some. For those who could get it running they found they couldn’t post Status Updates or upload photos. We warned to avoid the update and also offered a quick tip on how to restore things back to the earlier version. I had no issues with the prior update, but I did choose to update some Apps after returning home last night. The newer update for Facebook is version 6.7.1.

UPDATE: Some users are reporting workarounds and some are reporting that the problem is solved for them. I can confirm that the App will now download on my iPhone 5s. Others are still reporting problems, but this looks like it is on its way to be solved.


If you see the latest version 6.7.1 pop up in your App updates, DO NOT UPDATE. And if you haven’t already, turn off the Automatic Update feature on your phone. This is one of the issues of concern with the Automatic Update feature. When a buggy App arrives you’re left in limbo until an updated version is released.

This 6.7.1 update will not only not complete, it will remove the capability for you to restore to the earlier version we mentioned in yesterday’s post. Theoretically this update was delivered to fix the previous problems, but then we all know that things don’t often go as planned in Mobile Tech and App land.

Facebook's Latest App Update Still Crashing

Facebook’s Latest App Update Still Crashing

So, if you’re an iOS Facebook App user, perhaps this would be a good weekend to lay off Facebook. You never know, you might enjoy it.



  1. Laura Ba;;ard

    11/09/2013 at 8:06 am

    If you are told that your phone is “Unable to Download App” click done, and then go to the App Store and click the stop button, it will then let you have your facebook app back.

  2. Steven

    11/09/2013 at 8:21 am

    *were (first word of the article)

    Anyway I’m happy I’m not the only one with the problem!

  3. John Chau

    11/09/2013 at 8:34 am

    At the Westfield Stratford centre today, I tried to update my app on my iPhone the first time, and the error message came. Then, I deleted the app and tried to download the new app, but the same error message came. Finally, I talked to someone at the Apple Store, and he responded by checking some settings details with my Apple ID, holding both the home and power button to shut the phone down, turning it back on again, setting my Wi-Fi to that of the store and clicking on the app again. It’s downloading now, but it’s slow because according to that person, the Wi-Fi in the App Store, or at least in the Apple Store, is in demand at the moment.

  4. Steve

    11/10/2013 at 5:18 am

    OMG call the Whambulance. Talk a about a first world problem if I’ve ever seen one. Children can’t get on Facebook on their mobile device, how catastrophic! Just go to the full site on until they fix it. But go ahead, whine and moan about a free, luxury, fluff service if you think you must.

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