Why Can't I Get My Facebook to Work on My iPod Touch?

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Why Can't I Get My Facebook to Work on My iPod Touch?
With the new iPod Touch, you can use Facebook and listen to music at the same time. (Goodshoot RF/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

The Facebook app for iPhone and iPod Touch let you browse Facebook in a simplified format for your device. Parts of the site will function differently on your iPod Touch. This is not a mistake -- it's to facilitate easier use on a smaller screen. If you're having trouble getting Facebook to work at all, try some troubleshooting steps to get it up and running.

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Accessing Facebook through Safari on your iPod Touch will be slower and more difficult than using the free Facebook app. That's because the Internet version is affected by your Wi-Fi connection, Facebook's webpage server lags and trying to load too much content for an iPod Touch. For the best Facebook use on your iPod Touch, download the free app from Apple (see Resources).

App Version

The Facebook app is currently on version 3.4.3. Older versions have some bugs that may prevent it from working correctly on your iPod Touch. Download the most recent update for the best results.


For a consistently slow Facebook app, close any other apps on your iPod Touch. Even if your iPod Touch can multitask, using only one program at a time will speed up your iPod's response time. Also, the app can sometimes be slow due to heavy Facebook use, so try again in 10 or 20 minutes if it's loading slowly.


Turn off your iPod Touch and then turn it on again to reset it. This lets the hard drive reboot and clean up any glitches keeping Facebook from working correctly on your iPod Touch. If you're having trouble turning off your iPod, hold down the Sleep/Wake button for 10 seconds to force a restart.

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