Apple Begins Airing Do Not Disturb Ad As New Year Bug Disables It

By Jimmie Geddes email: j.geddes@mobilenapps.com | Jan 02, 2013 05:13 PM EST

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

If you use the new "Do Not Disturb" feature on your iOS device, you probably weren't disturbed at all on New Year's Day since a bug in iOS 6 prevented it from being disabled.

This bug happened just as Apple has begun to air a new iPhone 5 commercial highlighting "Do Not Disturb," featuring Venus and Serena Williams. The ad shows off the "Do Not Disturb" feature, which allows you to enable a setting on iOS 6 devices to not disturb you by allowing you to completely disable notifications or optionally set a scheduled time that you don't want to be notified of incoming phone calls, sms, or emails. With the setting enabled, you won't be disturbed but you can set it up to allow calls from your Favorites or repeated callers in the iPhone phone app. It's main objective is to do what the name implies.

Follow us

Unfortunately, the timing of this ad couldn't come at a worse time for Apple. When we rolled into 2013, a bug in iOS 6 didn't automatically disable the feature for users who have it setup to turn on and off at scheduled times. There is no known fix for the issue at this time but you can be assured Apple will fix this asap, especially since it has just begun airing this new iPhone 5 commercial (watch below) playing up "Do Not Disturb".

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

© 2013 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Featured Video : Ericsson Announces World-Leading Launches Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2014

Join Our Conversation

Smartphones
LG G3 leaked UI screenshotsLG G3 UI screenshots leak, confirm QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels
Apple releases latest iOS 7.1.1 update - Here’s what it brings
HTC One M8 Mini reportedly headed to Verizon – Will it be another exclusive?
LG G Watch officially detailed, coming in Champagne Gold and Stealth Black color options
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Gadgets
Amazon LogoAmazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC LogoHTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google DowntimeGoogle blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
Chrome Remote Desktop app for AndroidChrome Remote Desktop for Android now available for free from Google Play
Adobe Lightroom mobile hits the iPad, coming soon to iPhones
Apple updates Mac iWork for iCloud suite – What’s new in Pages, Numbers and Keynote?
Microsoft launches Office for iPad, makes Office Mobile free on Android and iPhones
Copyright © 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. mobilenapps