Apple iOS DND bug makes it stay active for longer than it should on Jan 1
This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
Apple's various iOS and OSX devices have been facing a few incidents of time related bugs over the years, and this year is no exception. Apple launched a 'Do Not Disturb' feature amid much fanfare in iOS 6 a few months back, and reports indicate that it has been affected by a bug that made it stay active throughout New Year's Day.
Macrumors reports that one of its readers had the following issue with the Do Not Disturb functionality found in iOS 6 devices:
"I am in Japan so it is 2013, and I am finding that my iOS devices (iPhone 4 and iPad 2) are showing "Do Not Disturb" even though it is outside of the time I set for them. Not sure if this is related to the new year. Reloading the devices does not help and the software is up-to-date."
The new Do Not Disturb mode helps iOS device owners to set times at which they do not want to receive any notifications, calls, emails or messages. While the primary use of this mode has been to make iOS users have no issues with their devices chiming up at inappropriate times, it has inevitably led to more granularity of control in the hands of those users as it is actually helping them make their devices work for them the precise way they want them to.
While this Do Not Disturb bug has been reported by more people, and refuted by some people as well, it doesn't seem to be much of an issue in the larger scheme of things. In fact, there's an argument to be made that it is probably for the best to have DND on instead of facing a deluge of New Year's Day related spam!