The iOS 16.3.1 update released today appears to be causing issues with Google Photos, so iPhone and iPad owners using Google Photos should probably avoid the update.

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Multiple reports on social media complain about the problem, that The edge also exposed. It seems that the Google Photos app crashes immediately when ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ users try to open it after upgrading to the latest software.

There’s no word on when the issue will be fixed and whether a fix will require an update to the Google Photos app or can be done on the server side.

Unfortunately, the update also includes a fix for a vulnerability that is known to be actively exploited in the wild, so Google Photos users will have to choose between the Google Photos app and improved device security until the issue is fixed.

Update: A new version of the Google Photos app with a fix for this issue is now available.

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