A 3-year-old disabled his family’s iPad for 25 million minutes. His dad went to Twitter for help


‘Toddler-iPad-lock-out’: 3-year-old boy disables tablet for 25 million minutes

A 3-year-old boy tried to unlock his family’s iPad this weekend. He ended up disabling it for nearly 50 years.

The toddler’s father asked for help on Twitter, sharing a photo of a device message reading “try again in 25,536,442 minutes.” Some users suggested waiting it out until 2067 … when the toddler would be in his 50s.

“Uh, this looks fake but, alas, it’s our iPad today after 3-year-old tried (repeatedly) to unlock. Ideas?” tweeted Evan Osnos, a a staff writer at The New Yorker and a fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Other users offered sympathy. One user advised Osnos to “reboot” his toddler, while another jokingly told him to put the tablet in a bag of rice.