Toddler Locks Dad Out Of His iPad... For 48 Years

A 3-year-old locked his brainy owner out of his iPad until 2067

New Yorker magazine staff writer Evan Osnos posted on Twitter over the weekend along with a plea for"Ideas

Apparently his toddler tried multiple times to unlock his iPad, until finally the security feature locked it down for 25,536,442 minutes.

That's more than 48 years, for those of you who don't want to do the math.

Thankfully, there is a solution, even if you are locked out of your iPad for half a century (although you're out of luck if you haven't backed up your device).

His three-year-old son had repeatedly tried to unlock Osnos' iPad, which results in the device basically locking itself for an extended period of time.

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Twitter did not disappoint in his request for assistance. "Twitter has been a force for good on this one; we've received tons of serious advice", he says.

Another person suggested time travel. And of course there was no shortage of memes.

A Washington DC-based journalist was locked out of his iPad for almost half a century after his three-year-old toddler tried to use the device with the incorrect password.

In order to restore an iPad via iTunes, one must connect the iOS device to the computer, launch iTunes, restore the last back on the iPad/iPhone and sit back while the installation completes.

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