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How To Reinstall Facebook on iPhone


The Facebook app is one of the most popular apps in the world. It’s used by millions of people every day, and it is also one of the most frequently downloaded apps on the iPhone. However, you might find yourself reinstalling the app for some reasons, and it is easy to do.

Quick Answer

You can reinstall the Facebook app on your iPhone by long-pressing the app and tapping the “X” button to uninstall it. Next, open App Store, search for the Facebook app and tap on the “Get” button to download and install the app. 

If you have deleted Facebook from your iPhone, or if it has been deleted by accident or automatically due to a glitch, we have written a comprehensive guide to help you reinstall the Facebook app on the iPhone without losing any data.

Things To Consider Before Reinstalling Facebook

Facebook is one of the world’s most popular social networking platforms. It has more than 2.9 billion users, and about 1.9 billion of these users are active every day.

The Facebook app is available for iOS and Android, but if you have uninstalled it for some reason and it’s been a while, there are a few things that you need to know before reinstalling it on your iPhone.

  • If your device is jailbroken or unlocked, you may not be able to reinstall the Facebook app.
  • Ensure that the iPhone’s data and time are set correctly before reinstalling the app.
  • Make sure that you have enough space on your device to reinstall Facebook.
  • An outdated iPhone software may not support some features included in the newer version of the app.

Reinstalling Facebook App on iPhone

Facebook is a feature-rich app that can stop working and crash sometimes. However, if you face any of these issues, our step-by-step guide will help your reinstall the app to continue enjoying the app seamlessly.

We’ll also discuss removing any restrictions causing an issue with the Facebook app. So without any delay, here is how to reinstall Facebook on iPhone.

Step #1: Deleting Facebook App

First, you need to delete the app to reinstall it. To do so, long press on the Facebook app until all the apps start shaking. Now press the “X” button above the app icon and tap “Delete” to uninstall it.

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You can also delete the app by opening the Settings app. Scroll down and select “Apps.” Now find Facebook there and tap on it. Finally, tap on “Delete” to uninstall the app.

Step #2: Reinstalling Facebook App

Now open App Store and tap on the “Search” button. Type in “Facebook” and hit “Search.” The app will appear in the top searches; tap on “Facebook” from the results. Finally, tap “Install” to download the app on your iPhone. Once it is downloaded, it will be automatically installed.


To avoid any errors while using the app, you must keep it updated. To do so, hard press on the App Store to pull out the “Quick Actions” list. Now tap on “Updates” to open the list of apps that needs to be updated. Find the Facebook app and tap “Update.” It will start downloading and installing the update. Once done, launch the app and enjoy using it.

Removing Any Restrictions for Facebook App

If there are any restrictions, such as the screen time limit set for the Facebook app, it may be the reason forcing you to reinstall the app on your iPhone.

Step #1: Removing Screen Time

To remove the screen time limit, open the Settings app and tap on “Screen Time.” Now tap on “App Limits” and select “Facebook.” Finally, tap on “Delete Limit” to clear the screen time for Facebook.

Step #2: Removing Content Restrictions

Next, you need to go back to “Screen Time” and select “Content & Privacy Restrictions.” Now toggle the “Content & Privacy Restrictions” switch to “OFF.” Finally, launch the app, and you will be able to use it without any issues.

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In this guide about reinstalling the Facebook app on iPhone, we have discussed things to consider before reinstalling the app and explored a few steps to do it quickly. We have also discussed keeping the Facebook app updated and explained issues and fixes while using the app.

We hope you have now reinstalled the Facebook app and are using it without errors. Thank you for reading the guide. Have a great day!

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Check and Update My iOS To Use Facebook?

You need an updated version of iOS to enjoy all the features of the Facebook app. To update your iOS version, open the Settings app and select “General.” Now tap on “Software Update” to see whether there is an update to your iPhone or not. If there is any, choose the update to install it.

Moreover, tap on “Automatic Updates” and toggle the “Download iOS Updates” and “Install iOS Updates” switch to “ON” to enable auto-updates.

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