As some of you have noticed or read about, there is an apparent bug in Do Not Disturb following the introduction of 2013. Apple has finally acknowledged the issue by posting a page on the Apple Support website titled “iOS 6: Do Not Disturb mode stays on after scheduled time.” The symptoms are simply put as exactly what the bug entails, “After January 1st, 2013, Do Not Disturb mode stays on past its scheduled end time.” Here is the resolution provided:
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.
That is a very specific date, don’t you agree? I’m sure many of you remember the alarm bug from last New Years, but at least this isn’t quite as bad (though I suppose you don’t need the alarm if you don’t go to sleep). I’m sure this is just something in the code of iOS that will make it kick back in on the 7th, but it is surprising it wasn’t noticed before it actually came time for the new year. Oh well, too late now. If you were one of the affected Do Not Disturb users, I’d recommend following Apple’s solution for the next few days.