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Apple 'Do Not Disturb' bug won't be fixed until Jan. 7

Do Not Disturb setting

Apple's "Do Not Disturb" setting apparently thinks we're all still on holiday. If you used the iOS 6 feature to block incoming calls and text messages on Jan. 1, and set it to end at a specified time, your wishes will be ignored, at least until Jan. 7 — unless you make the fix yourself manually by turning "Do Not Disturb" off, that is.

Jan. 7 is when Apple says a fix will be issued for the setting that works with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

"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," the company said in a posting on its Knowledge Base support site:

To turn off the scheduling feature, tap Settings > Notifications > Do Not Disturb and switch Scheduled to Off.

Users around the world shared concerns about the glitch in several forums, including Apple's own support forum, as well as in others.

If you are due back at work this week, it would be the lamest of excuses, a modern-day version of "the dog ate my homework," to blame it on the bug. But you won't do that — will you?

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