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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iSRS says:

Yup. Now 6:00 am and the moon is gone!

ANGST1974 says:

Not mine , even restarted , reset times, etc...

wakibaci says:

No,not working here either

Katriona Bennett says:

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. :)

j7469 says:

Same here. Mine worked the morning of 1/6.

Addinsx says:

Not working here, iphone 5. ios 6.01

Carioca32 says:

It worked yesterday, but today the moon is back.
In other words, not working here. iPhone 4, iOS 6.01

Carioca32 says:

Well, kinda working. It shows the moon, but its receiving calls normally.

Spectre says:

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.

RWWackostu says:

Mine is also working like they said it would.

juwaack68 says:

Mine is working fine. iPhone 5, 6.0.2.

JJ_3G says:

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

damenace says:

Yep mines working and back to normal on my iPhone 5.

kormoran says:

Yes, mine was back to work last night

smfa1965 says:

Yep, mine starting working last night and was off again this morning at 6am.

man1c says:

All good here. Working last night.

Jay Perlstein says:

Yea, all fixed here. Like magic...

pr1nce says:

Mine is working fine now just like they said it would.

fcortese says:

Not mine. :-( I'll try turning the schedule off then back on again and see what happens tonight.

Jerry5k says:

Working fine now in South Florida.

Jay Cutler says:

Fine is working fine in Indiana.

ar_garza says:

Doesn't work for my wife's or my CDMA iPhone 4 in 6.0.1.

Henry Schreiner says:

Mine didn't work last night. iPhone 4. I'll try turning the scheduling off then on, maybe that will fix it for tonight...

markm says:

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 ...

anthonyscyuen says:

After manually turning off DND and on again in the morning on Jan 1, the bug didn't come out again.

paulthefencer says:

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.

rdstryr says:

Sure did, strangest thing that it took 7 days.

Winski says:


10:59 pm and 6:59 AM today !!

creativeopinion says:

Yes it did but it's weird. Weird problem and weird solution.

valkraider says:

"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.

TheTSArt says:

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...

cinnabubbles says:

Working fine again on my iPod 4G. :)

Dev from tipb says:

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

Eisforme says:

NICE FIND MAN! Makes sense.

erikbock says:

Mine came back just fine in Nashville TN

lakkers91 says:

Yep, I'm glad it did too.

Graham2801 says:

Not working here yet!!!!

Dwood1970 says:

Actually yes it did! Mine is working now

dc73pd says:

yup working fine now.... iphone 5 and ipad mini...

iquinn says:

Right as rain. Funny since they started running the DND ad's right around the 1st

Mossdaddy says:

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.

DonJoseofOrange says:

Mine just activated a few minutes ago, seems to be working now on 1/8/13 :-) Glad to have it back!

D Drake says:

The moon is still on, and the alerts woke me through the night. Not fixed!

CCubed123 says:

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!

AnnA83 says:

Works on my iPhone, not on my iPad. Both iOS 6. Useless.

Appletitude says:

Working fine.....as scheduled.

Robin Irving says:

didn't work for me, doesn't ever stop calls coming through - even when set to 'no-one'!

Erik Hagen says:

Does not work on my iPhone 5. Emails are still waking me up.

Sunnee001 says:

Doesn't stop the incoming alerts at all. Just doesn't work.

CCubed123 says:

Anyone else still having trouble with this. It is still not stopping calls and e-mail for me.

charlie0011 says:

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.

Alan Fisher1 says:

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 :(