Did your Do Not Disturb bug fix itself yesterday as Apple said it would?

Did your Do Not Disturb bug fix itself yesterday as Apple said it would?As we all know, the Do Not Disturb feature of iOS 6 that lets you mute Notification Center alerts during specified periods. Apple told us that the problem would fix itself on January 7; we want to know if it is now working again for you?

Do Not Disturb is a feature that I was using every day to stop annoying notifications coming through at night waking me up unnecessarily. Of course you could still use the Do Not Disturb feature, the only area that was problematic for some reason was the scheduling of turning it on and off automatically at set times. This failed on January 1 2013 and Do Not Disturb had to be used in a manual mode.

I can report that my Do Not Disturb scheduling is back to normal now; it came on last night and automatically switched itself off again at 7am this morning. How are you finding it? Has your Do Not Disturb scheduling gone back to normal now as Apple said it would?

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Did your Do Not Disturb bug fix itself yesterday as Apple said it would?


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Mine fixed its self on the 6th of Jan. At midnight it's scheduled Do Not Disturb Feature came on, at 8am on 6th Jan, it went off again. :)

Mine started working as the said it would. Since DND is based on time and not date, seems like overly complex code was written for it. It should not care about the day or year.

I had to go into the settings and turn the DND schedule off and then on again to get mine to start working again.

Same as others mentioned. I had to turn scheduled off and back on and then it immediately popped into DND and properly turned itself off this morning. Interesting to see what will happen at the next clock change or at the end of this year unless they fix it in 6.1 or 6.1.1 or ...

Strangely enough my Do Not Disturb worked fine this entire time. Until last night. I got 3 e-mails through the night that sounded the little alarm indicator and woke me up each time. This morning I noticed the moon symbol was not displayed and Do Not Disturb had actually been shut off. Hopefully it works fine now.

"As we all know, the Do Not Disturb feature of iOS 6 that lets you mute Notification Center alerts during specified periods."

That sentence makes no sense.

The first morning it happened, I thought I did something wrong so I redid the settings and I never had the problem again. Didn't realize others were having the same problem until a day or two later...

Ars has a pretty good (speculative, but makes sense) explanation for this bug. Simply put, some parts of iOS use the Gregorian calendar, and some parts use the ISO calendar. The first week of the ISO calendar. The first week of the ISO calendar year is the Monday that contains the first Thursday in January, and, on this year, that meant January 7th. This might have just been a typo that got institutionalized -- yyyy (Gregorian) vs YYYY (ISO) is all it takes, but until the various parts of iOS agree, there will be problems during periods the two calendar systems do not match up.


If you want to see code illustrating the problem: https://gist.github.com/4439267

My third gen iPad seemingly fixed itself. My iPhone 4S still doesn't work after trying to reset and turn DND on and off. Several tries but no such luck.

Apple needs to come clean on the exact problem.

Agreed, the moon went on and back off as scheduled, but I got a phone call about 10 minutes before it went off. So much for Do Not Disturb!

Mine still doesn't work. If I turn the do not disturb feature on none of the calls under my favs can get through to me--it's really annoying.

I just got my butt chewed for not answering my phone from someone on my favorites list during the scheduled DND period! I have upgraded to IOS 6.1 and it is still broke!!!!!! I'm not very imopressed with the iPhone 5 :(