PSA: Apple’s iOS Do Not Disturb bug to fix itself on January 7

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On New Year’s Day, quite a few iOS device owners were exposed to an iOS 6 bug – one that disabled the newly-added Do Not Disturb feature. The feature, naturally, allows calls and messages to go through to your device without bothering you in any way.

Unfortunately, the feature stopped working yesterday, and Apple has reached out to a variety of publications to confirm the bug and let everyone know that it will continue on until January 7. On that day, according to the company, the bug will fix itself automatically.

Here’s Apple’s “resolution” for the problem:

Do Not Disturb scheduling feature will resume normal functionality after January 7, 2013. Before this date, you should manually turn the Do Not Disturb feature on or off.

Apple’s iOS seems to always have an issue around the New Year, but luckily the company is good about fixing them. For users of the feature, it is disappointing that the fix won’t happen for another five days; but it is good that it’ll go away at all.

Are you upset that your iOS device’s Do Not Disturb feature isn’t acting correctly? Or does it not matter that for another five days, your calls and messages may vibrate your phone in your pocket?

[Mac Rumors]
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Calob Horton

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3 thoughts on “PSA: Apple’s iOS Do Not Disturb bug to fix itself on January 7

  • So is this feature basically an airplane mode that only blocks calls and texts, but still allows you to access the web and other apps? Good idea on Apple’s part, glad they’re fixing it soon.

    • Avatar of Calob Horton

      It doesn’t actually block them. Instead, it lets them go through silently so as to not bother you while you’re doing something.

  • It’s kind of shocking that a company with over 100 billion in the bank can’t bother to pay for competent software engineers that are able to make a decent schedule silent mode app.


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