The viral FaceApp is driving Indians crazy showing an error instead of a picture

The viral FaceApp is driving Indians crazy showing an error instead of a picture
iPhone users in India get the ApiRequestError error 6 on opening FaceApp, the AI photo editorBusiness Insider India

  • Users in India are reporting an error when opening FaceApp, an AI photo editor that allows users to age people in photos.
  • iPhone users are getting the message ‘ApiRequestError error 6 - Operation could not be completed’ and Android users are seeing ‘Something went wrong, please try again’ on their devices.
  • Using a VPN bypass is helping most users overcome the issue.
India users have been reporting an error as they try FaceApp, a Russian artificial intelligence (AI) based photo editor. The app went viral for its feature that allows users to see what they would look like if they were old.

Everyone from the Jonas Brother to Bollywood celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Varun Dhawan have been testing the apps feature to age themselves.
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But the fun stalled for some iPhone users last night when they got an ‘ApiRequestError error 6 - Operation couldn’t be completed’ on opening the app. It usually means there’s an error sending the request to the server.


Android users also complained about receiving a ‘Something went wrong, please try again’ message on their devices.

If there was an issue with the servers, only users on the Indian subcontinent seem to have been affected because a simple virtual private network (VPN) bypass is giving users access to FaceApp again.

As of today morning, FaceApp was working fine for the Business Insider India team.

It may have only been a temporary hiccup to do with server problems but the company is yet to issue a statement to address these concerns.

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