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iOS 6 ‘Do Not Disturb’ problem on iPhone 5 today

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.

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.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

Contact Daniel Chubb: daniel@product-reviews.net

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tj
tj

not working on my iphone 4s stop working on 1/1/13 i had it set for 11 at night and to go off at 7 am and now doesn’t work. hope they fix this problem

Misjenk
Misjenk

Still not working on my 4S. Hope it’s fixed soon.

purplerose
purplerose

Not working on my iPhone 4s, or for my parents who both also have iPhone 4s.

upacreek
upacreek

Same problems on 4S iOS 6.0.1. DNS schedule set to turn on at 9pm and off at 6am and has been working fine for months. It stopped working on New Years and will not shut off unless I turn off DNS schedule manually. Hard boot does not fix the problem.

janejb
janejb

exact same problem as everyone else. began exactly 2 days ago. iphone 4s – DND set from 11:30pm-6:30am not working, no moon, nada

Whitney Towns Dixon

I have an Iphone 4S and this is when I started experincing problems with my Do Not Disturb feature! What is going on?

KG
KG

It’s not working on my IPhone 4S. It stop working New Year’s Day.

Mona
Mona

Not working on my 4s. Stayed on all morning, had to shut it manually and now hasn’t turned on for the night. Hope apple puts out a fix soon.

johnc
johnc

im using iPhone 4s and can’t use the do not disturb as it wont go off have to turn it on/off manually

The Mink
The Mink

Ditto 3GS still got a moon showing and its only 16:00, 9 hours after it should have ended.Running ios 6.01

JenB
JenB

DND has not turned off as of 10am – set for 7am. I’m on iOS 6 on an iphone 4S. I just manually turned it off for now. Hopefully it will be acknowledged and fixed soon.

Rosie
Rosie

2x 4S at our place both running 6.0.1 & DND not turning off. Have switched the function off altogether now. Hope it’s fixed soon 🙁

Ulises
Ulises

my iphone 4s and my ipad didnt work today! i usually set up the alarm on both and they didnt work -_-

Andy
Andy

2 x iphone 4’s both on DND

Moffat
Moffat

DND feature not working on my 4S iOS 6.0.1 I have to reset the phone to turn it off or on the feature, and the same again when it scheduled to go off or come on again #sucks

sim
sim

I have both a iphone5 and Iphone 3GS both with OS6.

both DND not working, have turned both off, now I can send return sms either.

My friend having same issue with there phone.

Rich Platt

Iphone 4S worked fine, however noticed that iPad 3 had it on all day, just wasnt bothered!!!

Adrian Mott

My iPhone 4S is having this issue 2 days in a row now. Yesterday, i turned off the DnD and then back on and it cleared it, but today it is persisting.

Ted
Ted

Regular iPhone 4 here, and mine is still not working. I’m sure Apple forgot to carry the “1” in some of their calculations…….

JayMentality
JayMentality

Yup, same here. It’s 8:10 AM and my little “moon” is still up when the hour set to go off is at 8:00 AM….iPhone 5.

Marlon Bryant

I have an iPhone 5 and I have problems, it still shows it active even though the time has passed to shut off, but I still get alerts for my text.

jrble819
jrble819

My DND is still on on my 4S. It should have turned off at 5:30 AM

DDD
DDD

iPhone 3GS IOS 6 had having same problem. Tried turning Do Not Disturb off and back on, it’s lunchtime and still on (its set to go off at 07:00)

Miguel Lopez
Miguel Lopez

Ha. I just mute my phone but I guess that isn’t innovative enough for an i device.

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