Toddler disables dads iPad for nearly half century


A dad learned the hard way not to leave his iPad out with his toddler around.

This is what happened when Evan Osnos who is a journalist based in Washington D.C. handed his iPad to his 3-years-old toddler and found out that he has been locked out for next 25+ million minutes.

Osnos tweeted a photo of his disabled gadget via Twitter, stating that he wished it was fake but that he needed advice on what he can do. That means he'll be unable to use his iPad device until 2067.

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According to Apple's guidelines, users are advised to restore and update their settings through iTunes.

His iPad had been locked for a rather lengthy 25,536,442 minutes, until he would be allowed to enter in the right code and gain access. This is possible because of an Apple security feature that lengthens the lock-out time the more you input an incorrect password. In case you are wondering, there are 525,600 minutes in a regular year (not counting Leap Year). Another suggested time travel as his best bet. Jokes aside, others did offer resources and tips to solve the problem. First, however, is to ensure that all your data has been backed up.

On Monday, Osnos told the New York Daily News he was "still locked out". "The consensus seems to be that we're using an old operating system that won't let us restart fresh from iTunes". Hopefully Onos gets his iPad in working order again, and when he does, he should definitely consider putting the device out of his child's reach.