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Apple's 'Do Not Disturb' Feature for iOS Malfunctions

It seems some iPhone and iPad users had a very peaceful start to their year after the 'Do Not Disturb' feature in iOS 6 malfunctioned. 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. According to 9to5Mac, as of midnight on New Year's Eve, 'Do Not Disturb' wasn't turning off for many of the site's readers, which meant their phones stayed silent for a lot longer than they were supposed to.

 

The issue is easily fixed (all you have to do is manually disable and re-enable and you're good to go), but TGDaily reports that it persists today, January 2. Apple hasn't explained the bug or talked about a fix beyond the old 'switch it off and then on again.' What's more, the company actually started airing a new commercial highlighting 'Do Not Disturb' on New Year's Day. The ad features Venus and Serena Williams playing table tennis and a narrator explaining how much it would suck for his dream to be disturbed by a phone call. Check out the ad below, and let us know if you had a problem with 'Do Not Disturb' once the clock ticked over to 2013.

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  • kawininjazx
    Mother of God, people's phones were on silent longer than they wanted? First world problems, write and article about it.
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  • wemakeourfuture
    Happened to me, noticed the do not disturb continued well into Jan 1st, switched it off, had to re-enable it.

    Seems like a annual bug, they have 1 year to fix it, probably be in 6.0.3 update
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  • halcyon
    It's not unexpected. iOS is tired and flawed. Apple should be ashamed and embarrassed.
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  • If this had happened to any of the worlds other competing products they'd be bankrupt, but thanks to the American propaganda machine Apple just keeps rolling along. I will never buy another Apple product because of their commercial sabatage program and unfair business practices, sue sue sue !
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  • dextermat
    Worse, the update broke a bunch of stuff that work fine previously, no more gmail app or email app working and such. sucks to be a costumer at apple.
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  • MotherFerJones
    You can only polish a turd for so long before people realize its a turd.
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  • mrmaia
    Tom's Hardware got out of the closet and is officially advertising for Apple. And it isn't even a Zak Islam article, what a surprise.
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  • firstonevorlon
    Wait!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its apple, it's the perfect product, it's the pinnacle of cell phone design, nothing out there can be better or mightier, as well as their other products, apple only makes the best of best of best........... CRAP, TURD......... I've been hearing their bullshit since they had PowerPC processors on their computers and they bashed the PC market because PCs used Intel (AMD) chips. A few years later........ Hell, apple is using Intel!!!!!!! Who will they bash and talk bad now??? But they sure have a legion of morons following them, that's true. All the people with mental laziness for sure are their followers and will do whatever they say........ Reverend Moon anyone?
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  • halcyon
    ^ How does your comment tie-into the article?
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  • f-14
    their holding it wrong.
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