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Apple: iOS ‘Do Not Disturb’ bug won’t get fixed until Jan. 7

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A bug that’s affecting iOS users who flicked on the “Do Not Disturb” setting in 2013 will have to wait until next week before getting a fix, according to Apple.

The Do Not Disturb setting, available to devices running iOS 6 or later, enables iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch owners to block all incoming communications for a predetermined amount of time. That means all phone calls, text messages, and in-app notifications won’t pop up on your device until the setting is scheduled to turn off. But when the calendar changed to 2013, several people reported that the Do Not Disturb setting never actually stopped working, regardless of what time you programmed the device to resume sending you notifications.

I can see how this would be very frustrating for anyone that relies on their device to stay looped into to social circles for both their personal lives and work duties. (So, if you’re just getting back to work for the first time in 2013, today might not be so quiet after all.)

While Apple has largely stayed silent about the Do Not Disturb bug, it’s pointing people to a support forum post that indicates a fix is coming Jan. 7. Until then, Apple’s instructing people to manually turn off the setting.

Via ArsTechnica


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