Apple users are experiencing issues this morning with many reporting apps crashing on their devices today. According to Independent.co.uk, it appears to only be affecting iOS devices, as Android devices remain operational.
Viber has released a statement confirming that “thousands of apps in the world including @Viber are down on iOS / iPhone, due to a technical problem that will be fixed anytime soon,” Uninstalling and reinstalling the application does not fix the issue, companies have warned.
Although the exact cause of the outages isn’t yet confirmed, according to The Verge, early reports suggest the problem is caused by Facebook’s SDK, which many apps use to manage user logins. Users don’t have to be using Facebook to log into an app for this to affect their software. There are no similar reports of the same apps crashing on Android devices or on the web.
Facebook confirmed there was a problem on its status page, intended for developers.
“We are aware and investigating an increase in errors on the iOS SDK which is causing some apps to crash.”