iPhone Disabled For 47 Years After Too Many Failed Passcode Attempts
Everyone has accidentally disabled their phone for 15 or 30 minutes at one point or another. For some people, perhaps even a little longer. But most people aren't aware of just how long it's actually possible to disable your iPhone, and after this news, we're not sure if even Apple knows; or if they've placed any limit on it at all.
A mother in shanghai learned this the hard way when she left her phone with her two year old son so he could watch educational videos. The toddler reportedly got locked out of the phone and attempted to log back in incorrectly enough times to lock the phone for 25,113,676 minutes -- the equivalent of 47 years.
And believe it or not, the lady, who goes by Madam Lu, is actually waiting! According to the straights times, she has been waiting for two months.
You may be thinking: "why can’t she just go to the apple store and have this taken care of?" Don’t worry, she’s not so off her rocker that she hasn’t thought of it.
"I can't really wait for 47 years and tell my grandchild it was your father's mistake," she was quoted as saying.
Here’s the kicker: The apple store has no way of fixing the issue other than rebooting her phone, which would mean losing all her files.
Lady, we think the answer is pretty clear. Just reboot the phone and say goodbye to the files.
In the end, we think the craziest part of the story isn’t that the phone can be locked for 47 years, it’s that when it happens, Apple doesn't actually have a way of just fixing the problem.
Time to find an alternate solution, Apple. In the meantime, it’s a big FML for this lady.