New Years Day would certainly be a day that a lot of people want to sleep in a little longer than usual, especially if they’ve had a heavy night celebrating the start of 2013 and looking back on the last year. This is one reason a number of iOS 6 users turned on the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature, which they might have set to be turned off by a certain time. Today our iPhone 5 ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature is not working, which is exactly what’s being reported in forums today by hundreds of people using various iOS 6 devices.
For our readers that don’t know – the Do Not Disturb option stops your iPhone 5, or other iDevice, from vibrating or making sounds that could wake you up if you’re sleeping. This feature has an option to set a time when it should be turned off, which didn’t work today for us and also for hundreds of other users running iOS 6.
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This problem with Do Not Disturb is obviously a glitch with iOS 6, but we’ve already heard some funny comments from users with wild claims. Some people believe it is a gift from Apple, and others are labeling it the “Hangover” feature. Apple has not confirmed the bug, but we expect something to be mentioned within a future software update or from a spokesperson shortly.
Did you receive some extra sleep today? If your device with iOS 6 had been set with the Do Not Disturb on, we’d love to know if you had problems today. Also let us know what device and software version you’re using?
Update: We’ve been contacted by a number of iPhone 4S owners that claim that the Do Not Disturb worked just fine, so we’d love to hear from PR readers that own an older iPad or iPhone. Is the iPhone 5 the only Apple phone experiencing this ‘Do Not Disturb’ problem on New Years Day 2013? You can see a number of people talking about this issue in this forum.