Toddler hilariously locks father's iPad for 48 years
— A D.C.-area father has become quite the internet sensation after his 3-year-old son hilariously locked his iPad for about 25 million minutes.
That's only 48 years.
Over the weekend, Evan Osnos, a staff writer at The New Yorker and fellow at the Brookings Institution posted a tweet of his locked iPad's screen and "try again in 25,536,422 minutes."
Osnos added, "Uh, this looks fake but, alas, it's our iPad today after a 3-year-old tried (repeatedly) to unlock.
According to CNN, the iPad lockout is a security feature of Apple devices that kicks in after the incorrect password is entered several times.
The more the wrong password is typed, the longer the lockout time increases.
The sure fire solution would obviously be to just enjoy password protection until 2067.
But luckily, Twitter was there to help.
One user replied, "put it in a bag of rice," with another suggesting "reboot your 3 y.o."
Another insightful netizen tweeted, "time travel seems to be your best bet."
Later Osnos sent out an update saying they had managed to get the iPad into Device Firmware Update mode and was in the process of restoring the tablet.
Our advice would clearly be to immediately put the iPad directly back into the hands of the toddler once it's ready.