Apple Says 'Do Not Disturb' Bug Will Fix Itself Next Week

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.

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  • Apple's tech support is so much fun. It's like the company itself doesn't even understand it's own products. You call them because your iPhone is malfunctioning and they work with you to try to determine what YOU are doing wrong...I have to imagine this is either because they are lead to believe that there couldn't possibly be a problem with the device itself, OR they are just hoping that the problem is the user because if it's the phone they have no idea what to do.

    In this case, it's almost as if they receive iPhones from some advanced alien civilization, and they need to figure out how everything works. "Sir, we've discovered that the device is counting down to January 7th 2013!". "What do you think it means?!"

    I for one am glad Apple (and it's following) is around, it gives us real nerds something to talk about and laugh at.
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  • Of course.
    Typical Apple response.

    This and their new map app. Plus "you are holding it wrong."
  • AKA It's not our fault it's yours.

    You're holding it wrong.
    --Steve Jobs
  • Do not disturb? Seems more like "do not buy this".