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How to fix Facebook app that keeps crashing on your iPhone 8 after installing the latest iOS update (easy steps)

Facebook is undeniably a popular social media app these days. Despite the recent controversy most people still prefer to remain in the network and keep the app running on their respective devices. That’s why it still matters whenever the Facebook app goes rogue or becomes unstable as there are still a lot of people who are affected. Here in this post, I’ve tackled an issue regarded the Facebook apps that keeps crashing on an iPhone 8 after a new iOS update is installed. Aside from the underlying causes, I’ve also lined up a few suggested workarounds and potential solutions you can try on if ever you are among those who ended up having the same problem after implementing a new firmware update on your iPhone 8 handset. This content should serve as free reference so feel free to use it whenever needed.

Before we move any further, if you are looking for a solution to a different problem, them drop by our iPhone 8 troubleshooting page for we have already addressed some of the most common problems with this device. Odds are that there are already existing solutions to your problem. Try to find issues that are similar with yours and use the solutions we suggested. If they don’t work or if you need more help, fill up our iPhone issues questionnaire and we’ll help you with you problem.

How to fix iPhone 8 with Facebook that keeps crashing

Before you begin to troubleshoot, try to check for new updates by heading to Settings-> General-> Software Update. Usually if the recent update contains bugs, a minor update will follow soon to rectify the error and obliterate any bugs and glitches including those that are inflicting conflict with the Facebook application. If there’s a new update, then update your iPhone 8 again and see if that fixes the problem. Otherwise, proceed with the following solutions.

First solution: Quit and restart the app.

Just like a crashing program on your computer, mobile apps including Facebook can also bump into minor issues at some point. It could be due to a system error, network error, bugs, or some malware. And more often than not, minor apps issues like these are easily resolved by restarting the affected app. So if this is the first time you encounter this problem with your Facebook app, then try to quit and restart the app. Here’s how:

  1. Quickly press the Home button twice (double-tap). Doing so will show up the apps viewer screen with a lost of recently used apps.
  2. Swipe your finger up on the Facebook app to clear/close it.

Alternatively, you can try forcing all background apps to end. Any of these apps eventually crashes and when that happens there’s a higher chance that your other apps or iPhone functions will likewise get affected or become unstable. So here’s what you should do then:

  1. Quickly press the Home button twice (double-tap). Doing so will show up the apps viewer screen with a lost of recently used apps.
  2. Swipe your finger up on each of the apps previews to clear/close them.

See if that fixes the problem. If everything works and that your Facebook app is stable again, then you’re good. But if the problem persists, then you will need to troubleshoot further.

Second solution: Restart your iPhone (soft reset).

A device restart or soft reset may likely be able to get your Facebook app back into its normal state especially if the problem is tied to memory issues like insufficient memory on the phone. While this may not be the case given that what you’ve got is a new device packed with huge memory space, it’s not impossible. There could be some apps you’ve downloaded that might have contained some malware or bugs that can cause the memory to shrink or become erratic in some ways. And apps crashes are likewise among the symptoms of memory issues on your device. A simple yet most effective solution you can try first to deal with this issue is a soft reset or device restart. This clears your phone’s internal memory from temporary files including those that are causing conflicts and therefore gives your device a fresh start. If you haven’t restarted your iPhone yet, then do so with these steps:

  1. Press and hold the Side/Power button for a few seconds or until the Slide to Power Off menu appears.
  2. Drag the slider to the right to turn your phone completely off.
  3. After about 30 seconds, press and hold the Side/Power button again until  the Apple logo appears.

After it boots up completely, try to launch Facebook on your iPhone and see if the problem is fixed.

Third solution: Reset all settings/network settings on your iPhone 8.

Some updates may override your current settings and eventually result to errors. Invalid or incorrect settings on your iPhone 8 including those associated with the network functions of your phone can also be the possible triggers especially if these yield to network errors. Facebook is one of the apps that rely on your phone’s network functions. If the network is unstable because of some erratic settings configuration, then most likely the app won’t be able to work as intended. It may be crashing because it couldn’t establish a secure connection with the server. So you’ll need to deal with network-related issues first in order to fix your Facebook app. As possible solution, you can do a network settings reset or reset all settings on your iPhone 8 with these steps:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll to and tap Reset.
  4. Select the option to Reset all settings.

To reset network settings on your iPhone and rule network issues out from the possible triggers, continue with these steps:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll to and tap Reset.
  4. Then select the option to Reset all network settings. This will delete your current network and password along with other server settings and options.

After the reset, your iPhone reboots automatically. When it’s booted up successfully, you will need to set up your wireless network in order to go online and try using Facebook to see if it’s already working stable.

Fourth solution: Update Facebook app.

Apps developers also rollout periodic updates to keep their apps optimized and compatible with the current software version of your iPhone. If a new iOS update is rolled out, then most likely Facebook also has pending update to install, if not your device is not set to auto-update. To check for any pending updates for your apps including Facebook, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the App Store icon from the Home screen.
  2. Tap the Updates icon at the bottom right of the screen. If an update is available for Facebook, you will see Update next to the app. The same thing with your other apps that have new updates to install.
  3. Tap the Update button next to Facebook or other app to update individually.
  4. For multiple apps updates, tap the Update All button to update all apps at once.

After updating your apps, restart your iPhone then retry loading Facebook to see if it is already working fine and stable.

Fifth solution: Remove and install the latest version of Facebook for your iPhone.

This would be the last thing you can try performing if all else failed to offer ultimate solution. Uninstalling Facebook app from your iPhone is one way to clear cache and data from the app that might have caused the app to become erratic or unstable. Here’s how to get this done:

  1. Tap and hold on the Facebook icon from the Home screen.
  2. When you see all the icons start to wiggle, tap the X on the corner of Facebook app icon. Doing so will instigate deletion of the app.
  3. Tap Delete to confirm action.

Reboot your iPhone 8 when the Facebook app has been successfully deleted. Then navigate to the App Store to search for and download the latest version of Facebook app for your iOS device. Follow the onscreen instructions to continue with the the app download and installation process. And then reboot your iPhone again to apply the new changes.

Seek more help

You may reach out to Facebook Help Center to report that issue and ask further assistance and other options to get the app back up and running smoothly on your iPhone 8 again. Alternatively, you may use other social media apps while waiting for a fix. Otherwise, you have to start learning how to live without Facebook on your iPhone.

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If you need more help with the use of certain functions and features of the new Apple iPhone 8 smartphone, feel free to visit our Tutorial Page. There you can find a list of how-to contents, step-by-step tutorials, as well as answers to FAQs regarding iPhone 8. If you have other concerns or encountered some troubles while using the phone, you can reach us through this form. Just be sure to tell us more details of the problem or device issue(s) you may have and we will be more than happy to assist you further.

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