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Apple iOS Do Not Disturb Bug Not Fixed Until Jan. 7

January 2, 2013

By Gilbert Falso :: 11:47 PM

Do Not Disturb iPhone SettingApple Corp. has acknowledged a failure in the iOS 6 “Do Not Disturb” setting that leaves it turned on after the user has scheduled it to shut off.  The company says that the bug wil correct itself automatically on or after January 7, and iPhones running iOS 6 will function as normal when “Do Not Disturb” is turned on after that point.

In a support post on its website, Apple offers little in the way of condolences for users affected by the glitch – only telling them they will need to change the settings manually.

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.

The “Do Not Disturb” feature was added to the operating system with iOS 6, and allows users to block which calls and callers are allowed to reach your device and make it ring. This feature included a scheduling capability which allowed it to switch off at a set time, or within a set period of hours. It is this scheduling capability that is now flawed, as it will not to shut off as scheduled, leaving it enabled until it is turned off manually. In some cases, users need to reboot their phones before the feature will reset itself.

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