Waiting for a couple of minutes to unlock a device after entering the wrong password is already excruciating. How much more if you have to wait for 48 more years?
It was the case of Evan Osnos, a staff writer at The New Yorker, when he left his iPad to his three-year-old toddler.
He was so helpless, he took his case to Twitter and shared the mind-blowing situation he had to face.
“Uh, this looks fake but, alas, it’s our iPad today after 3-year-old tried (repeatedly) to unlock. Ideas?” Osnos said on Twitter.
A CNN report computed how long 25,536,442 minutes actually is. And it turned out that if Osnos couldn’t provide remedy to the situation, he would have to wait more than 48 years to unlock the device.
It would completely be an insane thing to happen as the device would be unlocked in 2067.
Osnos, however, did not have to wait for more than 48 years as he received all kinds of help from his Twitter followers to unlock the device.
It only took him three days to resolve the little crisis he was in.
“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!” he said.
One Twitter user advised that he should just give the pass code to the kid next time to prevent a repeat of the situation. And we just have to agree with that, too.