BOSTON (CBS) — Spotify, Waze and other apps using Apple’s iOS operating system were not working for a time Friday morning, according to user reports.
“Spotify and Waze not working on iPhones??? How am I supposed to drive my car,” one person tweeted. Issues were also reported with Tinder and Pinterest.
Another tweeted video showing how the Waze app refused to open on their phone.
— JONATHAN (@mrjhrichards) July 10, 2020
Spotify tweeted “we’re aware of some issues right now” just after 7 a.m., before saying it was resolved about two hours later.
Users can blame Facebook for the issue. There was an error with the system that let you log on to other apps using your Facebook account. The apps kept crashing because when they launched, they were trying to reach Facebook’s servers even if users were not signing in with their Facebook account.
Android users did not seem to be affected.
CNET reports that the apps appear to be working again as of 9:30 a.m.