More than 15M users connect Facebook with iOS 6

More than 15.3 million users have connected their Facebook accounts with iOS 6, according to our AppData tracking service.

On Monday, Apple announced that more than 100 million iOS devices are running the latest operating system. This means roughly 15 percent of iOS users have connected with Facebook only a week after the option became available. Facebook integration in iOS 6 allows users to post photos and status updates directly to the social network, sync their contacts and events, as well as Like items in iTunes and the App Store.

It’s worth noting that users can connect a single Facebook account to multiple devices — an iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, for example — and the number of devices running iOS 6 and connecting with Facebook is growing every day so this is a very early figure. Overall, though, this is a good number of people connecting with Facebook, considering that users are not prompted to connect their accounts during the process of upgrading to iOS 6 or starting up their iPhone 5. It seems many users were aware of the Facebook integration in advance and sought out to connect their accounts through the settings menu, where they can also configure Twitter sharing. Users will also see a prompt when they attempt to share a link or photo to Facebook for the first time.

Some users might have hesitated to connect with Facebook because of reports that it will create duplicate contacts or include the wrong email addresses for their friends. However, users have the option to disable contacts and events from syncing. Others might not ever want to connect their accounts because they prefer not to link Facebook to other services. When users connect iOS with Facebook, third-party apps can more easily use a person’s Facebook information to customize the experience, though users have full control over which apps can do this.

According to AppData, iOS has 15,346,811 monthly active users and 12,492,123 daily active users. For the most part, Facebook has not been reporting numbers for iOS, but it did temporarily today.

Sponsored Post

Hands-On Social Media Training for Beginners


Social Media 101
In our Social Media 101 boot camp, you’ll determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on personal and professional goals. Starting May 13, you will learn the best practices for using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr, along with complete personal profiles on each site. Register today!

Leave a Reply

interested in advertising with inside facebook?

Social Media Jobs
of the Day

Digital & Social Media Analyst

XenoPsi Media
New York, NY

LGBT Campaign Social Media Group Manager

Rescue Social Change Group, LLC
San Diego, CA

Featured Company

Join leading companies like this one and recruit from the nation's top media job seekers on the Mediabistro Job Board. Every job post comes with our satisfaction guarantee. Learn More
 

Our Sponsors

Also from Inside Network:   AppData - Facebook & iOS Application Stats   PageData - Engagement Data on Facebook Pages   Facebook Marketing Bible   Inside Network Research
 
home | site map | advertising/sponsorships | about | careers | contact us | help courses | browse jobs | freelancers | events | forums | content | member benefits | reprints & permissions terms of use | privacy policy Copyright © 2014 Mediabistro Inc. call (212) 389-2000 or email us