If you bought the new iPhone 5 or upgraded your old one to iOS 6, you may be having issues when you try to upload photos to Facebook. After updating, the first time you try to share an image from the Facebook app, it will ask you to allow access to your Camera Roll.
If you're like me, your first instinct when Facebook asks you for access to anything is to say no, but this isn't just a Facebook thing. It's actually an extra layer of security provided by Apple to keep all apps from accessing your data without explicit permission.
If you select Don't Allow, anytime you want to upload a pic to Facebook, you'll be presented with a "lock" screen saying it doesn't have access.
Fixing it is easy. Just open Settings, then select the Privacy menu. Under Photos, find the Facebook app and switch it On.
Again, this doesn't just work for Facebook. Anytime you want to allow or deny access to photos for any app, you can do so under this same menu. It's the same for all of your other data, too, including location services and contacts, so you can tweak all those permissions here as well.
Personally, even if it means an extra step, I'm glad Apple is stepping up when it comes to privacy. I'd rather have to change a few settings to upload a photo than have apps be able to access my stuff without my knowing. Especially since all iOS 6 needs to find you on Facebook is a phone number.
What do you think? How much data do you share with apps? Let us know in the comments.
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