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Apple’s recent iOS 16.3.1 update has caused an issue for Google Photos users on iPhone and iPad. Reports have flooded social media regarding the update’s adverse effect on the Google Photos app, which now crashes immediately after opening.
This is a problem that has been highlighted by The Verge, which is a cause of concern for users of Google Photos.
The bug’s origin is unknown, and there is no word on when it will be fixed. It is unclear whether a fix requires a Google Photos update or a server-side solution. This issue raises the question of whether it is worthwhile for users to choose between improved device security and the Google Photos app.
However, the iOS 16.3.1 update includes a fix for a vulnerability actively exploited in the wild. This added security fix makes it difficult for Google Photos users to decide whether to stick with the app or delay the update until the issue is resolved.
Issue with Google Photos app on iOS 16.3.1 has been resolved by release of app update. If you are still affected by crashing Google Photos app, make sure that your app is up-to-date.