New Year's Day Do Not Disturb bug hits some iOS 6 users

2013 has arrived and with it comes the first minor, but still annoying, software bug of the new year. A number of iOS users are reporting that their Do Not Disturb feature was still switched on even if the scheduled time for DnD to be turned off came and went on this New Year's Day.

Engadget reports that there is no software download yet to fix this small problem so if you have DnD on and found that it is still enabled on your Apple product, your best bet is to simply disable it until the company comes up with an official fix. This latest bug does not affect the alarm clock feature in iOS 6.

Apple experienced a similar glitch on New Year's Day in 2011. That bug prevented the clock from activating the alarm. It appears that Apple has figured out how to fix that bug from happening in iOS 6 at the expense of failing to detect this new DnD issue.

In any case, you do have to wonder why these kinds of New Year's Day software issues continue to get past Apple programmers. Hopefully 2014 will be better for iOS 7.

Source: Engadget | Image via Engadget

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I love my Android however i must admit that Android has a lot more bugs than IOS, lots of them. And most aren't fixed so quickly.

So, if iphone has a single bug then it is not a big deal.

I would guess that there'll be an iOS 6.1 released when there's an iPad/iPad mini refresh in the next few months that fixes it.

But it is quite a nasty and annoying glitch so hopefully they release a 6.0.2 or such before then.

I'm one of those many it seems.. I changed my notifications' settings to start DnD at 01:30 instead of 01:00 at around 23:39 and it just turned itself on out of nowhere!

Nothing yesterday but today my phone is still in DND. Turning it off and back on only turns it on again. Any fixes?

Yeah...you have to use iOS's alarm and reminder functions with caution around changes in DLS and New Years it would seem.

I double and triple check whenever I change time zones on any smartphone.

Saw this video on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLJN_d2sVjk

Anyway, to answer the question "...why these kinds of New Year's Day software issues continue to get past Apple programmers?"

The answer is simple. they out sourced the development offshore and the offshore team did what in their unprofessional opinion was "good enough".

I hope there is a positive movement starting to cease all offshore development. The standards of development and testing is far below what they would be should something be developed in-house.

I know it was awhile ago but every time people jump up and down over iOS software bugs I'm reminded of that nasty Android bug that sent txt messages to the wrong people.

Lately they're having a lot of issues, period. It's a guarantee the iTunes app is going to crash on me after 5 minutes of browsing it. The music app does the same. Anything they've touched in iOS 6 is highly unstable in my experience.

So does everything else work fine on your computer? Just iTunes acting up? I'm assuming you've tried to troubleshoot this already. No issues on 3 windows machines I have iTunes on over here.

In fact Apple seem to have problem with Space (Apple Maps) and Time (few major time/alarm bug).

Maybe they missed their physics class!

NesTle said,
In fact Apple seem to have problem with Space (Apple Maps) and Time (few major time/alarm bug).

Maybe they missed their physics class!


HAHAHA

NesTle said,
In fact Apple seem to have problem with Space (Apple Maps) and Time (few major time/alarm bug).

Maybe they missed their physics class!


Taking a look at the theory of relativity there's much potential for Apple being in the right and everyone else screwing up, making us believe Apple is the one who's wrong.

GS:mac

Glassed Silver said,

Taking a look at the theory of relativity there's much potential for Apple being in the right and everyone else screwing up, making us believe Apple is the one who's wrong.

GS:mac

Clearly we have frame of reference issues.