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Google Photos is broken on the latest iOS update (Update: Fixed)

Update: That Google Photos iOS app crashing issue should be fixed now.

Published onFebruary 15, 2023

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  • The Google Photos app is crashing for many people on iOS.
  • The issue seems to occur after the iOS 16.3.1 update.

Update: February 15, 2023 (12:27 AM ET): Google has confirmed on Twitter that it has solved an app crashing issue in the Google Photos iOS app. The company said you should update to the latest version of the app (version 6.23.1) if you’ve been suffering from this bug.

Numerous users reported this week that the Google Photos app was crashing following the iOS 16.3.1 update. So we’re glad to see a quick resolution to this issue.

Original article: February 14, 2023 (3:25 AM ET): Google has brought plenty of services to Apple’s iOS platform, and Google Photos is no different. However, it looks like the latest iOS update may have broken the Google Photos app for loads of people.

The Verge reports that the Google Photos app crashes immediately for some people after launching on iPhones and iPads running iOS 16.3.1. The issue doesn’t seem to affect every device running this latest update, but it still seems to affect loads of users.

There’s no word on a timeline for a fix, but a Google representative told the outlet that the company is “in the process of rolling out a fix in version 6.23.1 of the Google Photos app.” The Google Photos Twitter account has also confirmed that the team is “working quickly” to solve the problem.

Needless to say, you might want to hold off on updating to iOS 16.3.1 if you’re reliant on Google Photos. Otherwise, affected users will just have to wait for Google’s fix.

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