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Home > Tips > Some Practical Ways to Fix Facebook Not Working on iPhone

Some Practical Ways to Fix Facebook Not Working on iPhone

It should be quite bothering when the issue Facebook not working on iPhone occurs. So, in this tutorial, I will explain what the cause to it is and how to fix it in some practical methods.

Updated Oct 15,2018 | by Micky

Facebook is the world biggest social communication service and millions of users around the world use it every day.

For iPhone users, they can access Facebook via the official Facebook App or log in their accounts on Chrome or Safari and share the best moments with families and friends online. Facebook has somehow become a necessary part in our daily life.

However, some users complain about the glitch of Facebook not working on iPhone. They mention sometimes, Facebook just keeps loading, displays a blank page or a blue spinning icon and the issue happens after some of them update the iOS software to the latest version.

So, this time, I will not only explain the cause to this issue but also, several practical solutions will be given.


You might as well refer to – How to Fix App Store Blank Screen on iPhone

Method 1 Check App Update

If the problem - Facebook not loading on iPhone - comes out, it might be caused by some sort of bug in the App itself and in this case, the Facebook team may fix it by releasing an update.

Go to check it in the App Store and see whether there is any update available for Facebook.

Go to App Store > tap on Update to check.

Method 2 Restart Facebook App

This might sound too simple but it often works out especially when you are stuck in the loading screen.

Double-tap on Home button, navigate to the page of Facebook App and swipe up to shut it down.

Launch the App again to see whether it works.

Method 3 Uninstall and Reinstall Facebook App

If Method 2 doesn’t help, you should consider uninstalling the App and reinstalling it again because sometimes, the App’s data is not downloaded in a complete way and in this case, glitches can occur.

Long-press the Facebook App’s icon on the iPhone screen > tap on the displayed icon “x” to delete the App > go to App Store to download and install it again.

Method 4 Clean Your iPhone

Do you feel the iPhone is too slow and it spends minutes to open an App?

Cookies, cache, and junk files generated by Safari browsing and App use can be clogged up on your device which drastically slows it down. So, Facebook App can keep loadings and won’t work anymore.

To clear Safari cache and cookies. Follow the steps below.

1.       Go to Settings.

2.       Tap on Safari.

3.       Tap on Clear History and Website Data. When the notification to let you confirm pops up, tap on Clear to get it done.


To clear junk files generated by both Safari and Apps on iPhone, there is a more convenient way available - you can download IOTransfer - a powerful iPhone backup/transfer tool and efficient iOS cleaner.

IOTransfer will automatically estimate the amount of junk files to be deleted and remove them all once you confirm.

Step 1

Install and launch IOTransfer on your computer. Connect the iPhone to PC via a USB cable and wait until the detection gets completed. If the notification “Trust This Computer” pops up, tap on “Trust” to continue.


Step 2

Click on “Clean” in the top toolbar and click on “Clean My iPhone” or “Clean My iPad” in the pop-up window. Then, wait several seconds before the iPhone/iPad clean is finished.


Method 5 Change DNS Settings on iPhone

If Facebook doesn’t work on iPhone, it might be caused by network problems. One of them is that the DNS is not properly set.

Change the DNS to Google DNS or OpenDNS to have a try.

(Google DNS:

Go to Settings > WLAN > target the Wi-Fi your device is connected to > tap on “!” beside the Wi-Fi’s name to reset the DNS.

Bottom Line

Facebook won’t work on iPhone? Hopefully, your problem has been successfully solved after reading this tutorial. If you have any further questions about iOS, feel free to contact us.

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