iOS 6's 'Do Not Disturb' Not Shutting Off Automatically on New Year's Day

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  1. macrumors bot



    Some iOS 6 users who use Apple's scheduled "Do Not Disturb" feature may find that their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch hasn't automatically disabled the feature on New Year's morning.

    The issue was reported on Whirlpool forums as well as our own MacRumors forums. The "Do Not Disturb" feature silences calls, alerts and notifications when it is enabled. Users may optionally schedule "Do Not Disturb" to activate between specific hours. This allows you to automatically disable calls and notifications while you sleep.

    It's this scheduling feature that appears to be misbehaving on New Year's Day. MacRumors reader Spacesamurai posted about his experience:
    Spacesamurai's experience has been echoed by others, but not everyone.

    Apple has had other bugs in the past related to New Year's day. In years past, Apple has had issues with alarms not going off into the new year. Fortunately, the "Do Not Disturb" feature does not disable alarms set with Apple's built-in Clock app.

    Article Link: iOS 6's 'Do Not Disturb' Not Shutting Off Automatically on New Year's Day
  2. macrumors 65816


    Add that to the list....
  3. macrumors newbie

    Every... ****ing... Year...
  4. macrumors 6502

    Ahh, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
  5. macrumors 68020


    How have they not figured it out by now...
  6. macrumors 65816



    but seriously, happy new year guys
  7. macrumors 6502a

    What a joke. It's all down hill from here.
  8. macrumors G3


    it's apple's way of letting us stay up late and partying :D
  9. macrumors member

    whirlpool forums?


    happy new years guys. hope everyone has an awesome and safe night.
  10. macrumors regular

    I'm in Singapore and I had no problems this morning. So I wouldn't say it's everyone.
  11. macrumors 6502


    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Time to drink my life away.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Lil Chillbil

    happy new year its uncle drunk uncle pete calling me at 3 am :p
  13. macrumors 68030


    Crap my DND is still on! It's 2:13pm already in HK.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    The beginning of the end of the world as we know it. Hide yo wife, wide yo children!
  15. macrumors 65816

    Before someone says newyearsgate don't think about it.
  16. macrumors 65816

    Lil Chillbil

    newyearsgate :p
  17. macrumors 68000


    Year after year and Apple can't seem to figure out how to calendars and clocks to work together.
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Why should DND automatically shut off on New Years anyway? :rolleyes:
  19. macrumors 6502a


    it's not a bug, it's a feature; your iOS device wants you to hear all the 'happy new year' texts from your friends!
  20. macrumors 6502a


    Perhaps part of the code that determines when to deactivate DND checks the year along with the time? Maybe the DND isn't turning off because it isn't finding 2012 in the date - and therefore would explain why it would work if you turn it off manually and then back on - since the 2013's match?

    That said, even with any other iOS issues, I refuse to believe that Apple is that sloppy... I hope.
  21. macrumors 65816

    Apple didn't want to silence the phone for the New Year. What with all the greeting calls and all...
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  23. macrumors member

    It's nice to see all these trolls making a small issue look like the end of the world. Oh no!, "do not disturb" has ruined my New Years.
  24. macrumors 604


    This isn't daylight saving time, (which, isn't all that hard to do), it's a year. When you consider it's a flagship part of iOS 6, it's quite sloppy on Apple's part.
  25. macrumors 6502a

    What about just turning the "bleeping" thing off for the holidays, It won't kill you?

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