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Spotify is down on iOS — what you need to know [Update]

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Spotify, a contender among the best music streaming apps, seems to be crawling back online after being one of several programs crashing for iOS users this morning. For several hours Waze, Tinder and Pinterest have also caused problems for people with iPhones.

Data on DownDetector.com (opens in new tab) reflects reports from social media (opens in new tab), indicating a number of apps are crashing when opened on iPhones and iPads as of 6:15 a.m. ET. At the moment, the problem doesn't appear to impact Android or desktop devices.

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The Verge (opens in new tab) reports that Facebook could be to blame for the current outage. It's not confirmed, but some users on Twitter have recognized Facebook's SDK may be affecting other apps' software.

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Facebook responded to the outages (opens in new tab) on its developer platform at around 7 a.m. ET, saying the company is "investigating an increase in errors on the iOS SDK which is causing some apps to crash." 

Spotify has chimed in, too, via its Spotify Cares account, saying the music service is "aware of some issues right now."

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TikTok is also experiencing outages this morning according to The Verge, however it may be the result of a separate issue as it's working now our iOS device. The other apps in question — namely Spotify and Waze — are still crashing, but the problem seems to be improving.

The last time the Facebook SDK trigged widespread app problems was in May, and it took about a day for the company to resolve. These apps could start working again sooner, so sit tight and check back here for updates.

Kate Kozuch
Kate Kozuch

Kate Kozuch is an editor at Tom’s Guide covering smartwatches, TVs and everything smart-home related. Kate also appears on Fox News to talk tech trends and runs the Tom's Guide TikTok account (opens in new tab), which you should be following. When she’s not filming tech videos, you can find her on an exercise bike, mastering the NYT Crossword or channeling her inner celebrity chef.