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Apple Says 'Do Not Disturb' Bug to Resolve Itself on Monday, January 7th

Some users discovered that the scheduling portion of the "Do Not Disturb" feature in iOS 6 failed to work after New Year's Eve. The scheduling would turn itself on as scheduled, but would fail to turn itself off again.

Apple reports in a support article that Do Not Disturb scheduling will begin working properly again after January 7, 2013.

Symptoms

After January 1st, 2013, Do Not Disturb mode stays on past its scheduled end time.

Resolution

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.

To turn off the scheduling feature, tap Settings > Notifications > Do Not Disturb and switch Scheduled to Off.

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21 months ago
First world problems here...
Rating: 39 Votes
21 months ago

So what happens next year?

And what about other issues? Should we turn our phone off for several days?

Unacceptable Apple!


So true. I'm not usually one to cry "unacceptable" but this truly is. "Don't use it for a week and it will resolve itself" is just a crap answer for a third rate company, not acceptable for the "it just works" company.

The bug is so bad, that even the act of adjusting the on time for the feature turns it on instantly.

So, what else isn't working that Apple knows about and doesn't give a damn about? Privacy features? Security features?

They are basically telling millions of customers that they don't give a damn.

Google or Samsung need an add making fun on this one...
Rating: 39 Votes
21 months ago
So just ignore the problem and it will go away eventually.
Rating: 34 Votes
21 months ago
"You're holding it wrong."
Rating: 33 Votes
21 months ago
this is so absolutely mind-boggling. it will resolve itself on the 7th, so just relax? really? what a message to send to customers, i'm really floored.
Rating: 32 Votes
21 months ago
I view this more as a feature than a bug.
Rating: 26 Votes
21 months ago
So what happens next year?

And what about other issues? Should we turn our phone off for several days?

Unacceptable Apple!
Rating: 20 Votes
21 months ago
As a programmer, I'd be interested to learn why it will resolve itself on January 7th. Is it because it's the first Monday of the year? That would line up with last year's bug fixing itself on January 2nd.
Rating: 19 Votes
21 months ago

So true. I'm not usually one to cry "unacceptable" but this truly is. "Don't use it for a week and it will resolve itself" is just a crap answer for a third rate company, not acceptable for the "it just works" company.

The bug is so bad, that even the act of adjusting the on time for the feature turns it on instantly.

So, what else isn't working that Apple knows about and doesn't give a damn about? Privacy features? Security features?

They are basically telling millions of customers that they don't give a damn.

Google or Samsung need an add making fun on this one...


Way to overblow an insignificant little problem.

As a programmer, I'd like to know the exact reason to wait a week for this to correct itself, and why this wasn't caught earlier. 2 years in a row with these types of bugs. Whenever I test dates while coding, I will reset the date of the device back to 11:59 on December 31st over and over again to test things. Maybe the bug doesn't crop up then?

It's a problem, but nothing anywhere close to the 'Sudden Death' Samsung Galaxy S3 problem, which Samsung is giving no clue as to when they will fix the bug except for saying 'they want to bring out an update as soon as possible'.
Rating: 15 Votes
21 months ago
Heck, my wife got a bug shortly after we got married. We had to wait 9 months before it got automatically resolved.
Rating: 14 Votes

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