This past weekend, it emerged that the 'Do Not Disturb' feature in iOS 6 malfunctioned as folks rang in the New Year. For those not aware, the 'Do Not Disturb' feature in iOS6 allows users to 'silence' their phone for incoming calls, texts, and other alerts (alarms will still go off) for a set amount of time. Unfortunately, at midnight on New Year's Eve, 'Do Not Disturb' wasn't turning off for some people, which meant their phones stayed silent for a lot longer than they were supposed to.
Apple has said that the bug will remain an issue until next week. In an entry to its support pages, Apple explained that the issue will fix itself next week. Until then, users will have to toggle the feature on and off as needed.
"Do Not Disturb scheduling feature will resume normal functionality after January 7, 2013," Apple said. "Before this date, you should manually turn the Do Not Disturb feature on or off."
Users have been experiencing issues with 'Do Not Disturb' not turning off when it's supposed to since January 1, so they'll have to fiddle around with this setting for a full week until things go back to normal. Apple hasn't offered any explanation as to what caused the bug, nor has it detailed why things will fix themselves on January 7.