It looks like the new year turned out to be a rough start for lots of iPhone and iPad users due to a problem with the “Do Not Disturb” in iOS 6.
iOS 6 has introduced a new feature called “Do Not Disturb” feature which lets users to stop notifications and calls on the iPhone or iPad devices. Many of the Apple iPhone and iPad users started complaining that they have been plagued by a bug in iOS 6 after the new year begun (first appear on January 1st), which prevents the Do Not Disturb feature to toggle off automatically when it was supposed to and it is definitely an irritating experience to tolerate as a smartphone user.
Apple has acknowledged the issue and confirmed that there is indeed a widespread firmware bug that has broken the “Do Not Disturb” feature in iOS 6. Apple won’t roll out any firmware updated to fix this annoying issue, but they have promised that the bug will fix itself in next week on January 7th and it will function properly.
Here’s what Apple has to say about the problem:
After January 1st, 2013, Do Not Disturb mode stays on past its scheduled end time.
Do Not Disturb scheduling feature will resume normal functionality after January 7, 2013. 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.
Anyhow, you can turn off Do Not Disturb feature from the settings by heading into Settings –> Notifications –> Do Not Disturb –> and hit Off button. According to the reports, the bug came to the surface on January 2nd, but some reliable source mentioned that the bug started appearing on New Year’s day. In early January 2011, a bug caused non-recurring alarms stopped working, and it made alarms and appointments to not go off on January 1 and 2. It seems it would be better if we do no rely on Apple products every time a year starts out.