Do Not Disturb bug silenced iPhones on New Year's Eve, Day

Do Not Disturb bug silenced iPhones on New Year's Eve, Day
iOS comes with an interesting little feature called Do Not Disturb that blocks out disturbing calls usually in times when you rest like the night. There are exceptions, though, like New Year’s Eve, but sadly it seems iPhones weren’t aware it was that day and an annoying bug would have Do Not Disturb turned on even after the scheduled time for it has ended.

Some users changed the date as an emergency fix, but it must have been annoying for those waiting for a call just after the clock ticked 12. What Do Not Disturb does is switch the phone into silent mode so it does not ring or vibrate. An exception to that is alarms set in the native clock application.

So if someone you’ve wanted to call doesn’t answer, don’t panic - it is probably their phone playing tricks on them.

Ironically, Apple just released its new iPhone ad explaining how awesome the DND feature is. Not the best timing.

source: Engadget



1. someones4

Posts: 628; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

can't even get such simple features right...

10. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Lol Apple wanted everyone to sleep and relax on the new year !!!!!!

14. Aeires unregistered

Reminds me of the Daylight Savings issue they had problems with.

16. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Really? An OS issue? Clearly user issue. If you set your phone to be "silent" from 9PM to 6AM ... guess what? ... that is what it is going to do!

17. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Did you bother to read?

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They just don't get it bro

18. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

Anyone thinking that Android is perfect is fooling themselves. Why is the developer community so large?? Because people don't like the bugs from some Android features in Touchwiz, Motoblur, and Sense hell even AOSP. I own both an iPhone 5 and Galaxy Note 1 and see the good and bad with both OS's. My Galaxy Note has its own set of bugs which has lead me to rotate to many different ROM's. Battery life is horrendous on the Note. Yes iOS is very simple to many, but apps that I use work and don't force close like some on Android. Meanwhile Android offers insert attachment in Emails and downloads from Websites. End of the day both have the good and bad. On this site many hate one or the other. I am open minded.

21. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

You really should have expected the battery life on the Note though. Its a given. Smallish battery for a power hungry device. Siri Apple Maps Do not disturb Their key advertisements. I think the Do Not Disturb problem was just a fluke though due to the fiscal year. It was just bad luck. The previous two, I think were way too early to be released.

22. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

you like someone decides instead of you, you like fascism, you like Apple, so we deserve this indebted world voted by incompetents voters ;) I would every-time choose freedom with some glitches than fascism with high level of control = Apple + Microsoft + Intel

2. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

people really should start to think and get rid of that outdated iConBoard:

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Apple promotes apps that simply don't work. They've been lying to people since 2007 with iPhone OS 1.1.1.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Well, iBeg to differ, Apple apps' do work [albeit, mostly on iWiFi] but, iDigress, unfortunately, Apple iPhones suffer a sort of New Years Day Doomsday; they have had some sort of time/calendar issue every New Years (January 1st) for the past three years. What iPhone owners should do this coming December 31, 2013, is just trade-in their "iDoomsday" phones for phones that don't short-circuit with the year numerically increasing by 1, like an Android phone (of course, all of their accessories will become obsolete faster than they usually do and they won't have any need for their routers, either. Or, EyeTunes). With lotsa' Android ♥

4. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Not the first time Apple-ish bugs hit iPhone users. But this time seriously it hurt.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

More like the 500th time haha..

11. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Tim cook will say - It's not a Bug you fools, Its an INNOVATION !!!!! GREATEST THING IS HAPPENING TO iPhone since iPhone !!!!

6. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

And it just keeps coming!, Iphone is the most buggiest device now both hardware and software LOL...

7. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Phonearena, of late you are becoming so late in reporting the news, this news all over net since yesterday, and you're reporting it today.....and still we are unable to see any report about closing down of 'Installous', on this site, whereas all the leading sites have already reported about it...............

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Phonearena is starting to become behind in news now. I'm now checking several websites before hand and then checking in here.

9. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Yep... and another minor gripe of mine to add would be that given this is phonearena, if you check their upcoming phones section their offerings are looking pretty sparse these days. Seems they'd rather focus on click bait articles that stir up opposing "enthusiast" camps.

12. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012



Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

My foot innovation copycats!

15. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Mine didn't show this yesterday, but does show it today. It is usually scheduled 8pm to 6am and, while fine yesterday, it isn't shutting off today. It says scheduled for 8pm when turned off, but when I turn it on it turns on right away. I have it manually off until patched.

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