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Mom's iPhone Locked 47 Years by Punch-Drunk 2-Year-Old

Mom's iPhone Locked 47 Years by Punch-Drunk 2-Year-Old
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By    |   Friday, 09 March 2018 11:11 AM

A mom’s iPhone is locked for the next 47 years because her toddler punched in the wrong password too many times while playing on her smartphone, WGNTV reported.

The Shanghai mother, identified only as Lu, gave the phone to her two-year-old son to watch educational videos on but when she got it back she was greeted with a notification politely informing her that the iPhone had been disabled, suggesting she “try again in 25,114,984 minutes.”

Lu took the phone to a Shanghai Apple store and was told by phone technician Wei Chunlong that she could either wait the 47 years before attempting to put in her password again or she could restore the device’s factory settings and lose all her data, the South China Morning Post reported.

Chunlong noted that this was not even the worst case, citing previous incidents in which phone users had been locked out of their devices for over 80 years.

“In this woman’s case, the only way out [without waiting] is to erase all the phone data and do a factory reset,” Chunlong said.

Lu found herself in quite a predicament, saying that she didn’t want to wipe her phone clean, but didn’t want to wait over 40 years to unlock it either.

“Am I going to have to tell my grandkids, ‘this was all your dad's fault'?’” she said, per The Global Times.

The incident took place two months ago and Lu has yet to wipe her phone clean.

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