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Chinese toddler accidentally disables mom’s iPhone for 47 years

A two-year-old boy in Shanghai incapacitated his mother’s iPhone for the equivalent of 47 years after playing with it and often entering the wrong passcode, according to a Chinese media report.

The event happened in January after the phone was given to the child to watch informative videos online, the news website Kankanews.com said.

The mother returned residence one day and when she checked the phone found it had been disabled for 25 million winks by pressing keys repeatedly when the handset requested the passcode be inputted, according to the article. Each notwithstanding the wrong keys were pressed the phone was disabled for a period of period, the report said.

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A phone technician at an Apple have faith in Shanghai was quoted as saying that the woman could either on the back burner serve years to try to input her passcode again or wipe the contents of the handset untainted and then reinstall files.

The technician, named as Wei Chunlong, also told the website that there had been packages of phones locked for the equivalent of over 80 years by the same method. “In this chambermaid’s case, the only way out [without waiting] is to erase all the phone data and do a plant reset,” Wei said.

The customer, who was only identified by her family name Lu, has waited for two months but has seen no dispose of of the problem rectifying itself, the report said.

“I couldn’t really stay for 47 years and tell my grandchild it was your father’s mistake,” the lassie was quoted as saying.

The report sparked a debate online in China.

Some originators said the mother should never have allowed her child to frivolity with the phone alone.

Others said she should have with little up the data stored on her phone elsewhere so that if something went unfair she could easily retrieve it.

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