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

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

Instead, the toddler managed to lock it for 25,536,442 minutes, or more than 48 years, reports the Daily News. That equals out to be about 48 years. Do it enough, and the device will be locked out for days or even years.

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.

This means that the iPad would be locked until 2067, at which point Osnos would be given the chance to put the correct password in again.

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One Twitter user joked that he ought to reboot his 3-year-old or try "time travel".

That is to be expected on Twitter, though fellow twits also came through in the end, pointing Evan to a relatively easy fix. Apple said you would need to perform a restore to use the device again (but you would lose the data on the device if you've never backed it up).

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. "Now restoring. Thanks to those who shared advice!" he wrote.