Toddlers locks man’s iPad for 48 years. Here’s how to fix it
Apr 10, 2019
Evan Osnos, a staff writer for the New Yorker, tweeted a cry for help when he found out that his toddler locked him out of his device for more than four decades.
- “Uh, this looks fake but, alas, it’s our iPad today after 3-year-old tried (repeatedly) to unlock. Ideas?” Osnos tweeted.
- He added a photo of his locked device that read, “Try again in 25,536,442 minutes.” That equals out to be about 48 years.
Uh, this looks fake but, alas, it’s our iPad today after 3-year-old tried (repeatedly) to unlock. Ideas? pic.twitter.com/5i7ZBxx9rW
— Evan Osnos (@eosnos) April 6, 2019
Feature: According to CNN, the lockout feature is for security that will kick in when someone repeatedly enters the wrong password again and again without getting it right. The feature begins with smaller time limits for a lockout before growing overtime. Clearly, 48 years of a lockout isn’t out of the question.
How to fix it: Osnos asked his Twitter followers for help, but his followers mostly dealt out hilarious jokes about what they saw, according to CNN.
- However, there is a way to fix this problem that won’t cost you any of your data, especially if you’ve been backing up your device, according to CNBC.
- The steps include downloading iTunes on your PC, plugging your iPad or iPhone into your computer, tap the buttons until the recovery screen pops up and then “Restore” your phone. Set up your phone as new and it should come back on.
Read more: You can read more steps on how to fix the issue at CNBC.