Apple announced today that they will be releasing a fix to the Do Not Disturb bug that is affecting iOS 6 devices. In their support forum the company said that “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.”
Several people reported problems about this feature starting Tuesday. People reported that the Do Not Disturb feature which silences calls, alerts and notifications when enabled remained stuck in the “on” mode even way past its scheduled end time. This issue occurred just right after January 1 and not only affects the iPhone but the iPad and iPod Touch as well.
People from all over the world have reported this over at Apple forums with some of their posts listed below.
“I am in Japan so it is 2013, and I am finding that my iOS devices (iPhone 4 and iPad 2) are showing Do Not Disturb even though it is outside of the time I set for them. Not sure if this is related to the new year. Reloading the devices does not help and the software is up-to-date.”
“Same issue in Spain, on both my iPhone and my iPad”
“My DND was scheduled to shut off at 7am this morning on both devices however, when I checked them both at 9, the half moon crescent was still showing and DND was still on???? I just switched the feature Off & then back on (scheduled) and it seemed to resolve it.” reported a user from the UK.
The Do Not Disturb feature was rolled out last June alongside other iOS6 features such as Siri, Facebook integration and FaceTime video chats over mobile networks.
It looks like every time the New Year kicks in a problem pop ups for iOS. Good thing this time it’s nothing critical.