What you need to know
- There are reports of a major bug in iOS 13.5.
- It seems some users are unable to open their apps.
- There's currently no workaround.
A major bug in iOS 13.5 is preventing users from opening apps.
According to 9to5Mac:
From the error message, users can only go to the App Store or select cancel. The report states that there is no pattern to which apps are affected, but that the error message relates to Apple's iCloud Family Sharing feature. The report further notes:
It seems that right now there is no workaround or fix for this, or whether this is a cloud/server-side problem, or whether this is indeed a bug built into iOS 13.5, which would require a patch.
@YouTube this is hilarious! I can’t use the YouTube app as it’s no longer shared with me... pic.twitter.com/quXJRe3UUL@YouTube this is hilarious! I can’t use the YouTube app as it’s no longer shared with me... pic.twitter.com/quXJRe3UUL— Anthony (@ant1298) May 22, 2020May 22, 2020
If you've also been experiencing this issue then let us know in the comments or over on Twitter. Apple released iOS 13.5 to the public this week, and this update is particularly notable because it signals the release of Apple's new contact tracing technology, built-in partnership with Google.
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