Apple's Do Not Disturb feature is now fixed, just like that
Apple was quick to acknowledge the issue with DND, but it also said that it won't be providing a fix for it, since the feature was going to fix itself automatically on January 7. Although it's very interesting to know why this problem happened in the first place, as well why it got resolved today, we guess we'll never know, as Apple wouldn't care to provide an explanation. Still, it's a fact that the DND feature can now turn itself on and off automatically, as if nothing has happened.
After hearing this happy news, tell us, folks - do you use Do Not Disturb or a similar solution with your smartphone?
1. ibap posted on 07 Jan 2013, 13:44 1 5
On Android I use a profile app that tells me on the home screen which mode it is in.
I'd be very careful with this feature come December 31, 2013.
10. Stuntman posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:21 0 4
I was wondering about this bug resurfacing some time later. If the issue is with the first week of a year, I would expect that by then, some iOS update before then would have this fix in it. For a bug that lasts one week, it is likely that trying to put out a bug fix within a week's time frame for a bug that only lasts one week is not worth the effort and risk of possibly introducing new bugs.
12. PhoneArenaUser posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:28 9 1
NO, IT IS NOT FIXED!
Turn back the date in your phone, any date before January 7th and you will se that it is not fixed.
13. Ninetysix posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:30 1 6
BRB..getting in my time machine. Please stand by.
32. darkkjedii posted on 07 Jan 2013, 16:36 0 7
24. PhoneArenaUser posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:57 9 2
Maybe you won't do that but it is the fact that it is not fixed, the bug is still here...
28. Tsoliades posted on 07 Jan 2013, 15:25 0 6
I know. People just come here to troll, I swear...
31. darkkjedii posted on 07 Jan 2013, 16:36 0 7
Yeah like all the android users who troll apple articles to insult, disrespect, and wait for it...troll.
35. PhoneArenaUser posted on 07 Jan 2013, 16:58 7 0
You can like that or not but I just stated the fact that bug is still here.
37. darkkjedii posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:14 0 7
Mine worked flawlessly this morning. Marty next Saturday nite do not disturb is sending u back to the future. I installed a flux capacitor on my iPhone so when I go back in time to the 5th of January do not disturb will still work, as long I have some plutonium and 1.1 jiggawatts of electricity.
40. PhoneArenaUser posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:25 6 0
Seems that this bug is painful subject for you, blame Apple not me. ;)
49. darkkjedii posted on 07 Jan 2013, 18:18 0 6
No it's painful for the droiders that r trolling this article trying to dis apple users who really don't care. I get a kick out of it though.
50. PapaSmurf posted on 07 Jan 2013, 19:09 3 0
If you don't care you would have stopped replying a long time ago.. Just saying.
53. darkkjedii posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:45 0 3
51. TROLL posted on 07 Jan 2013, 19:42 3 0
They deserve it don't they......?
2. cripton805 posted on 07 Jan 2013, 13:47 4 1
So, 7 days of important missed calls does not matter? If they figured out the problem, why wouldn't they fix it? 3 days of missed calls would have been better than 7.
3. lolioslol (banned) posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:03 12 1
LMAO, typical apple. "It'll get fixed in a week, in the meantime you can all go iF*ck yourselves. Why did this happen? F*ck you, that's why!" - Tim Cook
4. Ninetysix posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:12 0 10
This is an Apple/iOS thread and I only see Fandroids. Instead of complaining about something that's already fixed itself. Why not complaing something that's still not fixed and bricking S3s left and right?
8. lolioslol (banned) posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:16 8 1
Could've sworn Samsung released an update that fixes that, with an apology. apple would've told me I'm using it wrong and the phone is operating exactly as it should.
16. darkkjedii posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:40 0 9
As am I. Droiders hang out on apple threads so much. It shows that's they care more than they say.
21. TROLL posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:47 0 4
More like Troll and take the piss and bash it!
17. cripton805 posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:44 7 1
Been fixed already by an update. They also replaced any dead S3 and note 2 including rooted phones. They didnt just sit around and do nothing. They actually handled the situation perfectly and its been proven to have been a software issue. So, this makes your point stupid.
33. darkkjedii posted on 07 Jan 2013, 16:38 0 8
No it doesn't
36. lolioslol (banned) posted on 07 Jan 2013, 16:58 4 0
Actually it does. It completely invalidates his point.
38. darkkjedii posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:15 0 6
41. opensourceftw (banned) posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:27 3 0
No it really does invalidate his point. This...really is not debatable. How you fail to grasp that is astounding. It's like denying that water is wet, your denial is that freaking stupid.
54. darkkjedii posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:47 0 3
25. Cynipap999 (banned) posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:57 6 1
You do an awful lot of Galaxy S3 research - Freud will call that, iProjecting your desire to have one. Or, a "latent" Galax-sexual'!
5. amiaq posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:12 1 6
Google should have taken the same step as Apple with their "December missing calender", just wait until December 2012 is over. Then a month later, Walla!!.. fixed we're in January 2013, we do not need that month anymore. Problem fixed!! Apple gangnam style.
34. darkkjedii posted on 07 Jan 2013, 16:40 0 7
Droiders don't mention android problems, cuz they're too busy on apple articles secretly lusting for an iOS device.
42. opensourceftw (banned) posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:33 3 0
LOL keep telling yourself that champ. Also iDrones NEVER troll android articles, nope that never happens.
48. cripton805 posted on 07 Jan 2013, 18:06 3 0
It's not that they're not mentioning them, they just fixed them and went above and beyond by including rooted phones. If this is regarding the S3
6. Cynipap999 (banned) posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:13 6 1
Only took a whole dang week - guess it WASN'T 'just like that'!?
7. Ninetysix posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:16 0 9
How long is it taking Samsung to fix their bug that's killing S3s?
14. lolioslol (banned) posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:37 6 1
You don't pay attention very well do you? They've already released a patch for the UK days ago, and they are replacing the (VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF) affected units no questions asked. As an apple fan, you should be familiar with the concept of software glitches/bugs. How is apple maps treating you?
19. Ninetysix posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:46 0 9
BRB moving to the UK to fix my S3's bug. The apple issue is already fixed whereas millions of S3 users are still counting down on when their S3 will just die.
I don't use Apple maps thanks. Besides, they have an option like downloading and using Google maps. They are not stuck with it you know? Does the S3 users have an option other than moving the the UK? LOL.
23. Cynipap999 (banned) posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:53 1 3
Do' Aunt Jemima makes' pancakes?
26. lolioslol (banned) posted on 07 Jan 2013, 15:07 3 0
You're right, I forgot the world revolves around you and you alone. I also find it funny that for someone who supposedly owns an S3 you sure like to sh*t all over it.
27. Ninetysix posted on 07 Jan 2013, 15:11 0 7
I'm sorry but Samsung's new firmware did not fix the issue.
This thread shows you that it did not fix it as well.
52. cripton805 posted on 07 Jan 2013, 19:51 1 0
I just read the ONE person to claim their phone still died. I just wanted to point at that, that ONE person was using modified software... I only bothered to read the 2nd link and I had to search for it. Some people had doubts, but none have experienced anything else except problems with their modified software.
20. cripton805 posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:47 7 1
Would Apple warranty Jailbroken iPhones? Samsung warrantied rooted phones!
18. tedkord posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:46 1 4
I wonder what the issue was in the code? The fact that Apple could tell last week that it would work after Jan. 7th indicates they knew what was wrong.
Its been well over a decade since I did any programming (maybe two), but I can't imagined what would cause it to malfunction on specific dates.
29. psiddle posted on 07 Jan 2013, 16:23 5 0
The bug has not corrected itself on my iPhone yet...as of 17:23 January 7.
30. darkkjedii posted on 07 Jan 2013, 16:34 0 7
I absolutely love this feature, glad to see its working again. Vastly improved my sleep.
43. opensourceftw (banned) posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:35 4 0
Probably because you're a troll, no one likes or respects you, and you have all the class and appeal of a wet fart.
Just a hunch.
44. darkkjedii posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:44 0 4
Well Thanx for your appraisal. And actually I have the appeal of two wet farts...so your hunch is close LMAOOOOO!!! Gonna thumb u up too for that fine hunch
46. darkkjedii posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:50 0 4
Your hunch makes me sound a lot like the typical android troll too
45. T12RYK posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:48 2 0
Phew! I was woken up a few nights ago by Homers voice from the Simpsons app telling to me play the game, "OOOOOOOOOH I'M BORED!! LET'S PLAY!!", scared the SH*T out of me before I realised it was my iPad next to me.
Glad to have this feature automatic again. :-D
55. flipjzn posted on 07 Jan 2013, 23:25 1 0
Network providers paid apple to do this to lessen the congestion during new year! Lol!
57. darkkjedii posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:47 0 1
Shhhhhhhhhh do not disturb with silly ignorance.
56. bencrypted posted on 07 Jan 2013, 23:46 1 0
Apple got the publicity for it's DND feature without any effort. And that's why it happened in the first place. If not for the 'bug' how many of us would have thought that this is a 'great feature' and needs attention?