Trusting your child with an expensive piece of consumer technology is a risky move in the first place. Unfortunately, one dad had to learn this bitter truth the hard way!
It's a quite well-known fact that children love doing those exact things that they're advised not to do! Regardless of whether it's throwing a fit over bananas, or in reference to the 21st century, playing with a parent's phone or tablet without their permission or even knowledge!
Frankly, trusting your child with an expensive piece of consumer technology is a risky move in the first place. Moreover, children are progressively becoming addicted to screens, as it's getting simpler and simpler to babysit kids with YouTube. In any case, this can have some unintended repercussions.
Along similar lines, Twitter user Evan Osnos, an author for the New Yorker, as of late got properly accustomed to the considerable amount of harm that children can cause when they get their hands on our technology. As a majority of the Apple users, Osnos likewise had a passcode set on his iPad.
On the off chance that somebody enters an inaccurate code on multiple occasions in a specific timeframe, the iPad inevitably gets locked for security reasons. And that is exactly what happened with Evan. Posting on Twitter, Osnos said that his three-year-old had entered the wrong password on the Ipad way too many times.
Consequently, the iPad locked itself and displayed a message informing him that he could attempt again to enter the right password in 25-and-a-half million minutes. Or in other words, around 47 years! He posted a photo of his locked Ipad Screen with a caption, "Uh, this looks fake but, alas, it’s our iPad today after 3-year-old tried (repeatedly) to unlock."
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
He likewise asked Twitter for ideas on how to unlock the iPad before his birthday. Naturally, netizens were unhelpful! One user asked, "Did the 3yr old get his hands on the iPad just as the 12,000,000 minutes from the previous lock expired?" Another said, "I would just wait it out," A third expressed, "Reboot your 3 y.o."
Did the 3yr old get his hands on the iPad just as the 12,000,000 minutes from the previous lock expired?— Bertrand MT (@bertrandmt) April 7, 2019
Unfortunately, Apple's gadgets increase the measure of time between tries relying upon how often a wrong password has been entered. So Evan's child was most likely pounding endlessly at it for quite a while before passing it back to father. Fortunately, if you ever find yourself in a similar situation, Apple has guidelines to help you reset it.
Put it in a museum. 47 years from now someone can unlock it to see what computing used to be like.— newtwit (@newtwit) April 8, 2019
This kind of phenomenon is actually quite common, with some parents sharing that the same thing happened to them many times. It is most likely the consequence of raising tech-savvy children or letting kids who are too young to understand the concept of a security key, play around with a device.