There are many reasons you should watch your kids with devices that have passcodes and a New York father just experienced why!
Passcodes, a sure way to keep your little ones out of your phones, computers, tablets and so much more. But for Evan Osnos’ son, a passcode was a challenge he so badly wanted to bypass.
Evan hit a major wall when he wanted to use his iPad and discovered that his 3-year-old had locked if rot a total of 25,536,442 minutes.
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
If you calculate how long his iPad would be disabled, that is a total of 48 years meaning by 2067 he will be good to surf the internet with a much-needed software update!
The iPad lockout is a security feature of Apple devices that kicks in whenever someone repeatedly types the wrong password. The more times an incorrect password is entered, the longer the lock-out time grows.
Luckily, later on, Evan tweeted that he’d managed to get the iPad into Device Firmware Update mode and is in the process of restoring the tablet.
Update on toddler-iPad-lock-out: Got it into DFU mode (don’t hold down the sleep/power button too long or you end up in recovery). Now restoring. Thanks to those who shared advice!
— Evan Osnos (@eosnos) April 9, 2019