iPhone Do Not Disturb bug fix coming January 7

Apple has responded to a recent iPhone bug that has seen handset’s ‘Do Not Disturb’ features failing to turn off when scheduled, suggesting the issues will continue until January 7.

Sparked by the recent jump from 2012 to 2013, the new Do Not Disturb iPhone bug has affected a number of iPhone users running iOS 6, with the glitch meaning those who set the interruption-free feature with a scheduled off time have been missing calls, inadvertently sending contacts direct to voicemail after the intended period of use.

Responding to the issues via the Apple Support pages, the iPad mini and iMac manufacturer has stated that the issues are set to continue for another couple of days with an automatic fix scheduled to occur next Monday, January 7.

“Do Not Disturb scheduling feature will resume normal functionality after January 7, 2013,” an official Apple spokesperson announced via the company’s support pages. Rather unhelpfully, the company added: “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.”

Caused by the transition into the new year and continuing past a simply January 1st hiccup, the iPhone and iPad affecting Do Not Disturb issues are exclusive to those who have devices running the current iOS 6 mobile operating system including Apple products which came preinstalled with the latest software, such as the iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad 4.

Rubbing salt into Apple’s embarrassing Do Not Disturb themed wounds, the latest iPhone bug came to light the same day as the Cupertino based company launched a new television advert praising the ability for iPhone users to utilise Do Not Disturb functionality.

Although the latest high-profile glitch with the iPhone’s timings, the current Do Not Disturb issues are far from the only instance in which Apple’s handsets have been affected by date and time alterations. A number of occasions previously, iPhone owners have seen pre-set reoccurring alarms nullified by the transition to daylight savings time, with the single hour jump causing a number of issues with the iOS innards.

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