Like most parents, we let our young children play with our phones to keep them busy when their toys just aren’t working. Occasionally, our kids lock our phones, so we wait and unlock it. That takes anywhere between 15 seconds and 30 seconds.
In case you didn’t know, most phones have a short time frame if you have to wait to unlock them. BUT…with every incorrect guess, the phone adds extra time until you can attempt to unlock the phone. At the extreme, some people have had to wait a minute or 2.
Then there is one mom in China who is wishing she didn’t let her child play with her phone. Her child not only locked her phone, but tried to unlock it unsuccessfully. Not just once or 5 times where she would have to wait the 2 minutes we mentioned above.
No, her child attempted to unlock the phone so many times, she is now locked out for 25 million minutes. That translates to 48 years.
Oh, and to make things worse, since it is an iPhone, it can’t be unlocked. Even if it could be, the data is encrypted, so you (in theory) could have working phone, but nothing would work. Sorry for this mom, but she didn’t back up her phone’s info.
So, it looks like one parent learned a hard lesson. I think we can all learn from this one.