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Today is the Day that Apple’s Do Not Disturb Bug Automagically Resolves Itself



Apple had stated that the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature of iOS 6 will automatically resolve itself on January 7th, and given that today is the 7th, the bug should no longer inconvenience iPhone users. The bug, discovered over the New Year holiday, caused the iPhone to have a hangover where the feature would not be automatically disabled as scheduled.

Do Not Disturb is a feature that was introduced by Apple in iOS 6 where users can schedule a beginning and ending time where notifications, ringers, and alerts would be silenced. Users can schedule Do Not Disturb to match their bed times so they won’t be interrupted in their sleep with pesky notifications. However, on New Year’s Day, many users noticed that Do Not Disturb went on forever, enabling a Rip Van Winkle-like behavior where it won’t resume normal notifications and alerts in the morning as scheduled.


To disable Do Not Disturb, users had to manually turn off the feature in the morning, thus over-riding their scheduling of Do Not Disturb.

Apple subsequently responded that there isn’t–and won’t be–a fix for the mysterious glitch. The company says that the issue will resolve itself without any intervention on January 7th. Given that today is that magical date, users should be able to resume scheduling their Do Not Disturb settings again without any manual intervention.

It’s still unclear what caused the behavior or if at some point in the future if the glitch may re-surface, but those who trust Apple’s non-fix fix can begin resuming Do Not Disturb scheduling at this time.



  1. clipper

    01/07/2013 at 8:48 am

    Today is the 7th and my phone is still infected.

    • Nessa

      01/07/2013 at 9:55 am

      I still have the problem too!

  2. david lucas

    01/07/2013 at 9:39 am

    my phone still has the problem and its 17.39 now.

  3. Mark Mosrie

    01/07/2013 at 1:26 pm

    I still have the problem too.

  4. Southwest

    01/07/2013 at 1:29 pm

    Problem still here

  5. Andrea

    01/07/2013 at 3:09 pm

    If you are still having the problem… Power off your phone then power it on again. It should reset everything. Mine works!

    • Nessa

      01/07/2013 at 3:43 pm

      I did it twice and it doesn’t work!

  6. totallyperfectlyimperfect

    01/07/2013 at 7:36 pm

    mine isnt working either. Now mine doesnt even show the scheduled times below the on off switch in the settings anymore.

  7. Nessa

    01/08/2013 at 6:11 am

    Problem still here today!

  8. Mike

    01/08/2013 at 12:57 pm

    Still got the problem. Tried everything; reset time and date, reset DND times, DND on off both in settings and notifications, powered off, oh and it’s the 8th! Apple NEED to roll out a fix today, losing faith in them less attention to detail.

  9. Daisy

    01/08/2013 at 6:59 pm

    Mines not working yet either. Turned DND off reset phone and turned it back on. Still not working!

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