Toddler locks his mum out of iPhone for over 47 years

A two-year-old has locked his mother out of her iPhone for more than 47 years.
A two-year-old has locked his mother out of her iPhone for more than 47 years. Photo credit: Getty

A toddler had shown how surprisingly easy it is to lock yourself out of your iPhone for half a lifetime.

One Shanghai mother has found this out the hard way after her toddler locked her out of her phone for more than 47 years - 47 years and six months to be exact. 

The two-year-old boy locked his mother out after playing with it and repeatedly entering the wrong passcode in January, the South China Morning Post reports.

A phone technician at an Apple store in Shanghai told the woman she could either wait years to try to input her passcode again, or wipe the contents of the handset clean and then reinstall files.

She has waited two months to see if the phone would fix itself, but it still won't unlock. 

"I couldn't really wait for 47 years and tell my grandchild it was your father's mistake," the woman was quoted as saying.

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