Apple Do Not Disturb New Year Bug and TV Ad Come Together

Do Not Disturb is a new iOS 6 feature that allows you to suppress incoming calls, notifications and alerts on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in scheduled re-occuring time period. It also allows you to specify only selected groups of people that will be able to get through to you when the Do Not Disturb function is active. This brilliant feature lets you have a good night sleep. You will see a moon icon appearing at the top of the device status bar when the Do Not Disturb function is active.

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Do Not Disturb 2013 New Year Bug

In the morning of 01 January 2013, many noticed that even-though the time has passed the scheduled time for Do Not Disturb feature to be active, the moon icon is still in the status bar, signifying that the feature is still in active mode. This is a bug that will stop all calls and notifications from alerting on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch the whole day, even when the device is supposed to ring. The only way to get rid of this bug is to turn off the Do Not Disturb feature for the time being and the problem will self-resolve after 07 January 2013, according to Apple’s Official Support Notice.

Resolution: Do Not Disturb scheduling feature will resume normal functionality after January 7, 2013. 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.

Do Not Disturb iPhone 5 TV Ad

With news spreading around the globe reporting the new year Do Not Disturb bug, Apple ironically aired a new iPhone 5 TV ad that highlights the Do Not Disturb feature. There could not be a better timing for this ad, which saw the Williams Sisters playing Ping-Pong (instead of real tennis) in a dream that was kept alive thanks to the Do Not Disturb feature.

Are you one of the victim of the Do Not Disturb New Year bug? Share your experience with us in the comment section.

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