evanhaus evanhaus - 1 year ago 117
Swift Question

(Swift)(Firebase) Getting EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION with Facebook login

I am creating an app that uses Facebook to login and retrieves your profile picture to use as the profile picture for the app. This is the code:

if let user = FIRAuth.auth()?.currentUser {
// User is signed in.
let name = user.displayName
let email = user.email
let photoUrl = user.photoURL
let uid = user.uid;

self.profileName.text = name

// ERROR: EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION (code=EXC_I386_INVOP, subcode=0x0)
let data = NSData(contentsOfURL: photoUrl!)
self.profilePic.image = UIImage(data: data!)


This error only happens when using login NOT through Facebook. When doing it through Facebook it works fine. I have a hunch that the error arises because if I log in regularly (not through Facebook) this line will say "there is no photo, what are you talking about?" and crash. However, I am unsure as to how to circumvent this issue. I am using Firebase.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer Source

This means that photoUrl is nil. The code crashes because you're using the forced unwrap operator !. You should safely unwrap it instead:

if let photoUrl = photoUrl, data = NSData(contentsOfURL: photoUrl) {
    self.profilePic.image = UIImage(data: data)
else {
    print("No photo")
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