iOS 6 New Year Glitch 'Do Not Disturb' Won't Shut Off Automatically

By Sumit Passary email: s.passary@mobilenapps.com | Jan 01, 2013 09:14 PM EST

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The beginning of the New Year has brought yet another glitch to iOS 6 with users reporting that the 'Do Not Disturb' feature won't shut off automatically even when it's programmed to do so. Perhaps, Apple wants its customers to enjoy some extra privacy in the New Year.

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You can use the 'Do Not Disturb' setting on your locked iOS 6 device to silence calls, alerts, and notifications. You may use this feature when you are sleeping, in the middle of a meeting, or anytime when you don't want to be disturbed.

"Woke up this morning and the iOS Do Not Disturb featured which was suppose to be turned off at 6:30am was still on at 8am. Is this a bug or did Apple do this on purpose knowing everyone will be partying out late on new years eve and so gave a little bit of extra time to sleep on new years day :). So did anyone else have the same problem? If so, what do you do to fix it or do we have to wait for a iOS bug fix update?" reported a user on Whirlpool forum.

This instance is not the first time the 'Do Not Disturb' feature has caused trouble to users. Many iPhone 4 users complained that after they upgraded to iOS 6, the 'Do Not Disturb' feature did not work.

"I have updated iOS6 on my iphone 4. I tried to turn on 'Do not Disturb' feature, schedule time then test it but it is not working. Phone is ringing with vibrate & tone. kindly fix this bug," reported a user on Apple Communities in Nov. 2012.

It seems that the New Year brings a bug to iOS devices. At the beginning of 2011, many users reported an iOS bug where non-repeating alarms failed to ring on the first few days of the New Year. Apple had recommended that iOS device users set recurring alarms until Jan. 3 (2011), when the alarms will resume working properly.

Have you had problems with your iOS 6 device's 'Do Not Disturb' feature?

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