iOS 6: Trouble Uploading Photos to Facebook?

After installing iOS 6, I found I couldn’t upload photos. I got the following error message: This app does not have access to your photos or videos. You can enable access in Privacy Settings. This may have occurred to me and others if we mistakenly denied facebook access to our photos the first time we used the facebook application. The fix is easy:

Go to Settings > Privacy > Photos. Be sure Facebook is ON. (Depending on the applications you have installed, you might see other apps here.)

Facebook photos



A Quicker Way to Post to facebook or Twitter

iOS 6 offers a faster way to tweet or post a facebook status update without the need to bring up the respective applications. This can save time. I’ve also found that posting this way seems to take less “cellular resources” when I’ve got a questionable connection. When I’m in Yosemite competing for an over subscribed data connection, I’ve found my status updates are more likely to get through. 

Bring up Notification screen by swiping from the top down on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. At the top of the screen, you’ll see Tap to Tweet and Tap to Post. (If you don’t, I’ll explain why below and how to .)

Tap to Post


At the top of the screen are two buttons for posting to Twitter and facebook. 

Posting from Notification Screen


If you don’t see either of these posting options, it’s likely because you haven’t signed into these accounts via iOS 6. To sign in, go to Settings > Facebook and/or Settings > Twitter and log into your accounts.