Users complain of a bug in iOS 6's 'Do Not Disturb' function

As per a report on MacRumours, some iOS 6 users have been complaining that the 'Do Not Disturb' feature was not automatically disabled on their Apple device on New Year's morning. Confused, users posted their complaints on Whirlpool forums and on MacRumours forums. Quite like its name suggests, the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature when enabled puts calls, alerts and notifications on a 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, as it stands now, not everyone seems to have been affected by this bug. 

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

'Do Not Disturb' function stayed enabled beyond set time



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.


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 inspite of having Wi-Fi enabled. Other threads on the support forum 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 forego 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 01, 2013 04:41 pm | Updated Date: Jan 01, 2013 04:41 pm