Facebook App Not Working, Session Expired? 11 Ways To Fix It

Sometimes you may get errors like 'Facebook App Session Expired,' the Facebook app keeps stopping, or you

Sometimes you may get errors like 'Facebook App Session Expired,' the Facebook app keeps stopping, or you can't log in to the Facebook app.

If you are inactive on Facebook for too long, it may require you to log in again. 

Sessions are used to keep you logged in to your preferred sites and services. Sessions were developed to time out so that someone else cannot get access to your sensitive data. 

Facebook also uses sessions in the same way but typically reserves the sessions for third-party services and apps to keep your Facebook account safe. It also saves the battery life of your mobile phone.

See also- 8 ways to fix a hacked Facebook page.

Facebook uses sessions to validate that your account is within its service. 

It could be when you play some games or use the Facebook app. The sessions rely on cached information. When the cache is cleared, the session ends.


Facebook App Not Working? Here's How To Fix It


1) Check if Facebook is down 

While Facebook may have a high uptime rate and very few issues with downtimes, there are times when unforeseen bugs may occur and cause an unfortunate server outage. 

Luckily, you may check websites like DownDetector or do a "Is Facebook Down"? Search in your search engine


2) Force quit the Facebook App / Close And Reopen. 

Before you move to other methods, you should force quit the app and relaunch it. 




3) Clear Cache and Data for your Facebook App

Is your Facebook app still not working? Clearing the cache and Data can fix the Facebook App for most users. Here is how to do it :

On Android Devices :

  • Go to the Settings menu of your device.
  • Look for Apps or Application Manager and tap on it
  • Scroll to find Google Play Services and tap on it
  • Look for Clear cache and tap on it on the next screen

On iPhone Devices :

You can either offload the app or reinstall it. 


4) Check For a Facebook App Update 

If you are using the Facebook app and get this error, navigate to your app store (Google Play Store or App Store) and look for a new version of the Facebook app. If there is, download it.



5) Check your internet connection.


If you are using Wi-Fi:

  • Check the connection on your Android, iPhone, or tablet.
  • If the little Wi-Fi sign in your notification bar isn't showing, your internet connection is lost. Maybe you accidentally turned the Wi-Fi off? If yes, turn it on, and once you are connected to the internet, your Facebook app will start working.
  • If not, go to your Wi-Fi router. You need to check if the router has internet access. Usually, you can see that by just looking if there's a little light that's on. If it's not, you'll need to restart it. Just find its off button, click it, wait a few minutes and turn it back on. You'll need to wait for a while. If, by chance, you still don't have internet, consider waiting a while or calling your network distributor to see what the problem is.


If you are using mobile data:

  • Check if your mobile Data is fast enough to use Facebook. On Android, if it says H+, your internet is fast enough. If it's not that fast, you would probably have to wait longer for the video to be online.


6) Check the Cellular Data on iPhone.

Make sure your cellular Data is on.

  • Go to Settings
  • Cellular 
  • Cellular Data


7) Turn on Celluar Data for The Facebook App

Maybe you have disabled cellular data on your Facebook App and forgot to re-enable it. If you are using your mobile data to connect to Facebook, it's necessary to enable Cellular data.


8) Try Facebook on another phone or try the web version.

Testing Facebook on the web or using another phone could determine if the issue resides with your phone or internet connection. If Facebook works on another device, proceed with reinstalling the app.

9) Reinstall the Facebook App

If Facebook is working on another device but not yours, it proves an issue with your phone or internet setup. 

Kindly reinstall the Facebook app on your phone.

  • Long hold the app on your screen.
  • Tap the "x" to delete the app.


Here are some steps if you experience the Facebook App Session Expired error:

Method 1: Sign in

The first thing for you to try is to sign out of Facebook and sign back in.

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Method 2: Clear Browsing Data (On Browser)

Clear the browsing data for your browser. Once you do this, the issue should be resolved. If not, perhaps one of the browser extensions is creating a problem, so you should remove the extension and try using Facebook again.

If this doesn’t make any difference, you may reinstall the app. Go to the home screen of your device, tap and hold the Facebook app icon if you are using iPhone, click on the X and then Delete, and if you are using Android, click on Uninstall. Head over to the app store, download, and install the app again.


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