Facebook Videos Stop Playing after a Few Seconds on iPhone – Fixed

facebook video not playing on iphone

Some iPhone users have been complaining that their Facebook videos stop playing after a few seconds. I too had this same problem on my iPhone. It was really frustrating to me. Somehow, now I fixed this problem. In this article, I will tell you some solutions to solve this problem. I will sure that these solutions help you to get rid of this problem.

Solution 1: Force Restart your iPhone

A first thing is to do the force restart. Force restart will solve many problems in iPhone. So try this one.

iPhone 6 and earlier
Press and hold the Home Button and Power Button (Sleep/Wake) until the Apple Logo Appears.

Force Restart your iPhone 6
iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

Press and hold the Side Button and Volume Down Button until the Apple Logo appears.

force restart iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

iPhone 8 and later

 Restart the iPhone 8 and later

  1. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button once.
  2. Then Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
  3. Press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.

Solution 2: Reset All Settings

Many iPhone users said this method is solved for them. And they suggested doing this thing. To do that,

Reset All Settings in iphone


  1. Launch Settings on your iPhone.
  2. And tap on “General” and select Reset.
  3. Then click the “Reset All Settings”.
  4. Enter the Passcode if prompted.
  5. Again tap on “Reset All Settings” in the pop-up box to confirm.

Solution 3: Update Facebook App

Make sure that the Facebook app is updated on your iPhone. If not, then kindly update your Facebook app.

Update Facebook App on iphone


  1. Open App Store on your iPhone.
  2. Click the “Update” option at the bottom.
  3. And check the updates is available for Facebook, if so, then just tap the “Update” button.

Solution 4: Force Close Facebook App and Reopen it

Sometimes force close the app will solve this problem on your iPhone. So, try to force close the Facebook apps and reopen it.

Force Close Facebook App on iphone


You have to force close the app while using it. Then wait for few seconds and reopen it again.

iPhone 8 Plus and Earlier

  1. Close the app while you are using the app. Then double-click the “Home” button.
  2. Here you can see all closed apps. You have to swipe the app to close. After that, reopen the app and try to see the video.

iPhone X and Later

  1. Swipe up the screen from the bottom left corner to the middle of the screen. When you will get the closed apps, leave your fingers on the screen.
  2. Either you can hold the app until seeing the minus symbol and tap on the minus symbol to close the app or swipe up the app to close.

Solution 5: Forget and Reconnect Wi-Fi

Forget and Reconnect Wi-Fi on iphone

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap “Wi-Fi”.
  3. Tap (i) info symbol next to the connected Wi-Fi.
  4. Then tap on “Forget this Network”.
  5. Again click the “Forget this Network” in the pop-up box to confirm this process.
  6. After doing this, soft restart your phone. Then reconnect the Wi-Fi network.

Solution 6: Check for Software Update

If you’re using an outdated version of iOS, it will cause some issues. So make sure to update the iOS to the latest version.

Check for Software Update on iphone


  1. Launch Settings on your iPhone.
  2. And tap on “General”.
  3. Scroll down the screen to find “Software Update” and tap on it.
  4. There is an update is available, you just tap “Download and Install”.
  5. Then follow the instruction to complete this process.

Solution 7: Delete and reinstall the Apps

  1. First, Long press the app until the apps are shaking.
  2. Now, the “X” symbol appears at the top left of the app.
  3. Click that “X” symbol to uninstall the app.
  4. Launch the App Store and search for the app.
  5. Then download and install it.

Solution 8: Reset Network Settings

Reset Network Settings on iphone

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap “General”.
  3. Tap “Reset”.
  4. Select “Reset Network Settings”.

Solution 9: Restore your iPhone in Recovery Mode

  1. First, connect your iPhone to the Mac or PC through a USB cable.
  2. Then press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  3. Now, press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  4. Then press and hold the Power/Side button until it restarts. Don’t leave this button until your phone gets into Recovery mode.
  5. Release this button when you see your phone connect to iTunes.
  6. In the iTunes window, it shows your iOS device is in recovery mode. There you can see two options that Update or Restore.
  7. Select “Restore”.
  8. You have to wait until the process is completed.

I hope that the above solutions had solved your problem. If you know of any other solutions to solve this problem, tell us through your comments. Thank you…

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