Apple Confirms 'No Longer Shared' App Bug Has Been Fixed

On Friday, an App Store bug surfaced that caused newly updated apps to fail to open when tapped, with users receiving a message stating "This app is no longer shared with you."

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The problem affected dozens of apps that had received updates, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, TikTok, and others. There was no fix at the time except for offloading an affected app and then re-downloading it, which was a hassle to do for every impacted app.

On Sunday morning, iPhone and iPad owners began noticing dozens of pending app updates in the App Store, including for many apps that had already been updated. The updates extended back as far as 10 days and appeared to have been released to address the bug causing apps to fail to open.

Apple today confirmed to TechCrunch that the "No Longer Shared" bug has been addressed and fixed for all affected customers, but did not provide details on what the problem was.

Customers who had apps that would not open should be able to use them again after downloading the relevant updates from the ‌App Store‌. Apps can be updated by opening the ‌App Store‌, tapping on your profile picture, swiping down to refresh, and then tapping the "Update All" option.

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Top Rated Comments

thadoggfather Avatar
53 months ago
awesome! never had the issue but sounded like annoying crap

server side fixes?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B4U Avatar
53 months ago
But making us re-download everything when they should have fixed iTunes 12.6.5.3 so that it can be once and done!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarpalMac Avatar
53 months ago
Had it just at the weekend, thanks to Macrumors and their article, I was able to avoid losing my data by offloading the app then reloading it.

Thank you, MR.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheShadowKnows! Avatar
53 months ago
'Apple today confirmed to TechCrunch ('https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/26/apple-fixes-bug-that-stopped-ios-apps-from-opening/') that the "No Longer Shared" bug has been addressed and fixed for all affected customers, but did not provide details on what the problem was.' says MacRumors.

Seriously dudes:
Has Apple ever provided details on what any problem really was?

[From Apple's behavior doctrine to problem repairs: Mum's the word.]
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)