Apple: iOS Do Not Disturb scheduling feature will resume normal functionality after January 7th

A newly published Apple Support document addresses the issue of iOS 6’s Do Not Disturb mode staying on past its scheduled end time. This issue arose on January 1, 2013.

Apple’s document states: 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.

Apple’s brief document in full is here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]


  1. Ah it wasn’t just me! I turned it off yesterday.

    Things like this amaze me – how complex coding must for something to work flawlessly except for a narrow date range. I am surprised it wasn’t picked up though, surely 1/1 any year would be an obvious testing target?

  2. …and the hits just keep on coming. Media and tech commentators will cite this as just another piece of evidence proving Apple is no longer what it once was. Stuff like this happens with MSoft, Google, Samsung, etc., etc., but NOT Apple. Right?

  3. I thought something was odd today when I noticed mine was still on. I have it set to come on at 10 pm and go off at 7 am. I looked at my phone at 9 this morning and manually turned it off. Glad it’s not just me.

  4. So, three nights last week I got disturbed at 2 AM with a ring that ended after 2 beats. Then I get the suggestion to Do Not Disturb by clicking this message.

    The fact that I got up to go to work at 4AM seems to be irrelevant here. The fact that I lost 6 hrs of sleep is irrelevant.

    It is a good thing I have Apple to thank that I have had almost 28 years of good, almost flaw free, Mac computing. If I had been using Windows, I would be talking lawsuit with my Lawyers right now, if I had Lawyers.

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