What you need to know
- A couple of Apple services are experiencing issues.
- Users on Twitter and DownDetector are reporting outages on Apple Music, iTunes, and the App Store.
As you can see from DownDetector users there is a large spike in users reporting outages on iTunes, the App Store, and Apple Music as of Saturday afternoon, at around 1 pm ET:
Searches of all three services on Twitter also indicate that users are experiencing issues. Apple has confirmed on its system status page that the iTunes store and App Store are down, noting both services may be slow or unavailable to some users.
Interestingly Apple has only just resolved outages on the App Store and iTunes, as well as Apple Pay, on Friday. On Thursday a large outage on Snapchat occured, and some Apple services were impacted too, from that report:
If you are having issues with Snapchat right now, you can relax. You definitely are not alone.
According to Down Detector, over 70,000 Snapchat users have already reported an outage with the app in the evening of Thursday, July 29 (as of the writing of this article).
It's currently unclear if all users are experiencing the same or potentially different issues accessing or using the app. It is also unclear exactly what the issue is that is affecting so many people right now. Snapchat has also not acknowledged or provided information about a fix for the problem. It appears that the issue is not related to just Snapchat. Users on DownDetector are reporting issues with a number of services including the App Store, Apple Store, Twitter, and Instagram.
If there are ongoing issues at Apple, there's nothing we can do except wait it out until the services come back online.