Yesterday, we covered a MacRumors story that claimed the “Do Not Disturb” feature was experiencing a few bugs thanks to the new year. Today, that same publication is reporting that support article notes spotted on Apple’s website say that the issue should resolve itself come January 7th.
Essentially, the bug caused the “Do Not Disturb” feature to fail to turn itself off for the last couple of days. I personally had the feature set to stop notifications from 12 AM to 8 AM and both today and yesterday the feature has continued to stay active in the hours after 8 AM.
Apple has today published a support article detailing the bug and what users should do about it. Apple has not decided that a software bug fix is needed, and suggests that you manually turn the feature on and off until January 7th, at which time the bug should correct itself.
After January 1st, 2013, Do Not Disturb mode stays on past its scheduled end time.
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.