Apple: Do Not Disturb Will Fix Itself January 7th
New Years day of 2013, Do Not Disturb fell short of users' expectations when the setting malfunctioned and failed to disable itself
at the scheduled time for many iOS 6 users, causing many not to get their notifications.
The problem stems from an issue with Apple’s calendar and/or clock. Just last year
, something similar happened with alarm clocks failing to go off at the necessary time starting New Years day. It was devastating for people relying on the alarm to wake up on time for work or special events.
Apple has come forward Wednesday afternoon with an official statement
regarding the matter, promising all iOS 6 users that Do Not Disturb will resume its usual actions on January 7th, 2013. On this date, scheduled Do Not Disturb sessions will behave as expected and will no longer continue past schedule.
For the days to come, Apple recommends that users enable and disable Do Not Disturb manually until January 7th by using the switch in the Settings application to control when they do and do not get alerted by iOS’ notifications.
Hopefully in future iOS updates, Apple will actually fix the problem before it happens instead of letting time heal the wounds of those affected by the bug.