Facebook Crashing When Typing New Post In iOS 16.1.1?
Last updated on November 25th, 2022 at 01:41 amPosted in Errors and Issues by Mary on November 19, 2022
Is Facebook crashing when typing a new post on iPhone? Does this happen after the iOS 16.1.1 update? It’s enough to type a single letter and the app crashes? If you re-open it remembers your draft but crashes again after every additional letter?
Facebook Crashing When Posting
This issue has been reported by Sharlene:
“Updated to 16.1.1 on iPhone 13 max pro. I am unable to post on Facebook. Just typing in one letter and FB crashes. When I open it back up, it comes up with the post I was trying to create, but keeps crashing with every keystroke.”
According to the same user Facebook also shows notifications, but they’re not available when opening the Notifications section. Instead the ‘No Notifications Yet’ message is displayed an the Notifications section won’t refresh.
This FB problem has been also confirmed by Bill for an iPhone SE.
We couldn’t replicate this unexpected behavior on our own devices and haven’t found any other similar complaints online!
Are you experiencing it too? Don’t hesitate to share it in the comments along with any useful info that could help us submit a documented feedback report.
How To Fix Facebook Crashing When Typing
Rebooting the iPhone doesn’t help!
1. Reinstall Facebook
Unfortunately, neither does offloading the app and reinstalling it shortly after! Confirmed by Sharelne.
Tip: However, you can still try this troubleshooting option, as the issue doesn’t seem to have a clear fix:
Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage -> Facebook -> Offload App -> Reinstall App.
(Update, November 25)
2. Update Facebook
It appears that Meta has released an update that fixes this issue:
- Open the App Store app or tap on this Facebook direct download link.
- Install the Facebook update.
- Open app and try to post. Is it fixed now?
3. Reinstall iOS 16
There’s nothing else that we can recommend at the moment, excepting an iOS 16.1.1 clean install. Reinstalling via wire might clear bugs that have been generated by repeated over-the-air updates. Let us know if it helps!
Have you managed to fix Facebook crashing when trying to write a new post? Do you have a better solution or other issues to report? Share your feedback in the comments!
Related: For more iOS 16.1.1 issues and the available workarounds check our extended review.
I have this issue too
Thanks for confirming. Does it help if you delete the app and reinstall?
I had this very issue on and off again .. I attempted all mentioned fixes .. I then saw that my Bluetooth was off under the app itself and tried that to see if it would make a difference .. it did. I was able to post and haven’t been kicked off since. Weird and inconvenient
That’s strange indeed. Thanks for mentioning though. Let’s see if it helps others.
I am having trouble when I try to type in on a new post .
Every time I type a letter, it goes off.
I can put a photo on a friends timeline, but can’t type any words in.
Thanks for reporting. Check for a FB update in the App Store.
Exact thing is happening to me right now. How do we fix it??
Have you updated Facebook to the most recent version available in the App Store?
The same issue happened with me after the iOS update. I updated the Facebook app and it corrected the problem for me.
Thanks for confirming!
How do you update the Facebook app??
Open App Store app -> Tap on your profile icon, in the top-right corner of the screen – Scroll for Available Updates – Tap Update All or search Facebook in the list and tap Update.
Since updating to OIS 16.1.1 I am unable to get updated posts or to post on Facebook and Twitter. I also note that Messenger and Gmail are similarly effected
Thanks for reporting. You mean that you’re not getting new mails in Gmail? Or can’t send emails in Gmail?
I updated to iOS 16.1.1 and now I can’t post on Facebook either. It crashes after one key stroke. When you go back the letter you typed is there but the next key stroke it crashes again.
Thanks for confirming. Are you able to post if you run the web version via Safari?
I am crashing after each letter I type on Facebook also.
Have you checked for any Facebook update available in the App Store? Also, have you tried to delete app and reinstall?
I’m crashing too after 1 letter.
Install the most recent Facebook update from the App Store. It should help.
Same issue for me tried offload and reinstall but still doesn’t work
Try to delete the app altogether and reinstall from App Store.
Tried that. Doesn’t work for me, either.
That’s strange. Not sure what else to suggest at the moment.
I to have this problem. Can not post on FB
Update the app from the App Store.
Another way for the App Store to requires my credit card then correct
I have the same issues since installing the new update a few days ago. One single letter typed on a post and it crashes, comes back to the same post and crashes , can’t post at all .
A new update should be available in the App Store. Please check it out.
I am having the same problem since upgrading to #16. FB crashes after each key stroke. Very frustrating!
Hi Tina. Users have reported that updating the app in the App Store fixed their problem. Have you tried this too?
Same issue iPhone 12.
Update: I was able to fix by going g to App Store and updating my FB app as well as Messenger and instagram.
Thanks for confirming. Glad it worked.
Iam also experiencing crashing after new update after single key stroke very frustrating
Thanks for confirming. Is there a FB update available in the App Store for you?
Same problem. App closes as soon as I type one letter for a post. Just updated to new IOS and that’s when it started happening.
Thanks for confirming. Try to see if there’s an update for FB in the App Store.
Since 16.1.1 update I will respond to someone’s post on Facebook. While typing it magically disappears. Can’t find it. So I have to retype it. Very frustrating.
Thanks for reporting. What’s disappearing the keyboard or the text?
Same here. Just started after IOS 16.1.1 update. Sometimes can’t get to comment box to make comments. Or comment disappears. Super buggy. Deleting and reinstalling app did not help.
Thanks for confirming. Sorry to hear this. Several users have reported that installing the latest FB update from the App Store will work.
Also crashing with one keystroke in a new FB post. iPhone SE. Just installed IOS 16.1.1
Have you checked for a FB update in the App Store?
Same problem here – I tried the fix – no luck!
Try again today. Facebook update should be available in the App Store.
I am also having this issue when trying to post on Facebook!
I updated Facebook app and seems to have fixed it.
Great. Thanks for confirming.
This exact thing was happening to me. But i did the suggested FB app update and it fixed the problem.
You’re welcome. Thanks for confirming.
Why should I have to reupload a app I already have because of and update they did on my phone sounds like time for moving back to computer and looking for a phone who doesn’t require credit to install apps I already have on lap top world at my fingertips right
Because apps are coded using iOS api’s and rules. If those change when a new iOS version is released, the third-party app has to be adjusted accordingly.
Hi! Facebook crashes when I even am just reading posts after about 10 seconds past opening. It crashes on comments, on my posts. It won’t upload photos to an album either. I’ve deleted and reinstalled the app and that didn’t help.
When did this start? After an iOS update? Can you tell the trigger?
The Facebook update fixed it…..thanks!
Glad it did! Thanks for confirming.
Having the same issue. Cannot type on timelines
Have you updated the Facebook app?