iOS 6's Do Not Disturb feature to work normally again after January 7

Apple has acknowledged the niggly bug affecting its iOS 6 feature—Do Not Disturb—and has promised that the feature will "resume normal functionality" after January 7, 2013. Till that happens, Apple has asked its iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users to manually turn the Do Not Disturb feature on or off. Users can manually turn off the scheduling feature by tapping on Settings > Notifications > Do Not Disturb, and switch Scheduled to Off.


A recent report on MacRumours revealed that some iOS 6 users were complaining that the 'Do Not Disturb' feature on iOS 6 was not automatically disabled on their Apple devices on New Year morning as it was supposed to. Confused, users posted their complaints on the Whirlpool and MacRumours forums. 

'Do Not Disturb' function on iOS 6 'bug'ged

Another bug on iOS 6 found.



Quite like its name suggests, the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature when enabled switches the device to silent mode. Users can schedule the period for which they want this feature enabled. This way, alerts and notifications can be disabled when a user does not want to be disturbed. With the bug in the feature, several users found it enabled even beyond the stipulated time. One such user posted on MacRumours saying, "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." However, not everyone was affected by this bug. 


iOS 6, Apple’s latest operating system, came with a lot of features and improvements. However, it has brought along its fair share of bugs and problems too. After the Maps app debacle, which resulted in CEO Tim Cooks issuing an apology, it recently surfaced that iOS 6 caused problems when connecting to Wi-Fi for some.


Some iOS 6 users were unable to switch on Wi-Fi on their devices, while others complained of not being able to connect to Wi-Fi networks in spite of having Wi-Fi enabled. Other threads on Apple's support forums highlighted another problem with Apple devices not being able to connect with Netgear modems or routers after being upgraded to iOS 6.


Apple’s iPhone 5 launch was marred by users taking to social media and blogs to complain about geographical errors and missing information on the maps feature, which is based on TomTom's map data. The company decided to forgo the use of Google Maps in favour of an app that was developed in-house. The app is receiving many complaints due to the high level of inaccuracies. Following the debacle, Apple CEO Tim Cook issued an apology to users of iOS 6 and suggested alternatives to the Maps app till Apple fixes it.


In his statement, Tim Cook said, "We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better...While we're improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app".

Published Date: Jan 03, 2013 14:00 PM | Updated Date: Jan 03, 2013 14:00 PM