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January 03, 2013

iOS 6 'Do Not Disturb' Bug Will Last Until January 7


While new reports seem to indicate that a new iPhone might be hitting the market at the beginning of the summer or the end of the spring, it appears Apple (News - Alert) needs to deal with the existing iPhone first. As with most iOS releases, there have been a few bugs and a few places where iOS 6 has fallen short. 

The complaints about Apple maps have been well documented. Those complaints got so loud that both Google (News - Alert) and Apple took action, by hurrying out a new Google Maps application to take over the navigating duties on the iPhone (News - Alert) 5. Now it appears that another iOS bug has popped up, this time having to do with the “Do Not Disturb” function on the iPhone 5.

It appears that the bug, which does not properly tell the “Do Not Disturb” function to turn off automatically, was tripped up by the change in year. The Do Not Disturb function remains engaged well past the day it is supposed to shut off. That means people who wanted their phones to go into Do Not Disturb on December 31st and come out of that mode on January 1st found that the mode had indeed not disengaged.

Apple has made it clear that it is aware of the problem, but apparently doesn’t find it all that pressing. The company issued a support article where it explained that they would not be fixing the bug, but that it would automatically fix itself on January 7th. 

While this isn’t a huge deal and it can still be turned off manually (in fact Apple implicitly tells people that’s what they’re going to have to do) it is a bit annoying for certain Apple users. 

These are the kinds of problems that most people assume aren’t going to happen with a company of Apple’s size and with the experience that Apple has. Still, on the scale of problems that have arisen with the iPhone and the iOS line this is a relatively small issue.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman
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