It is an exaggeration, but it is possible and if the mother of a 2-year-old child who, after blocking the phone while watching educational videos, misplaced the iPhone PIN repeatedly. As a result, the mother found that her smartphone was blocked for 25 million minutes, that is, 48 years.
The result of the blocking of the iPhone for more than 4 decades is the fault of the protection system of Apple devices. The iPhone and other company products can be unlocked by fingerprint, face detection, or PIN codes. However, to avoid ‘brute-force’ attacks by which cybercriminals remove the lock of the iPhone or iPad, Apple increases the amount of time available after entering an incorrect pattern or password.
Obviously, this can lead to accidents of the type that we are dealing with today. Not watching our son while he is on his cell phone (something that should not happen very often) can mean that we can not use the smartphone in 48 years, or lose all the information stored in the device.
What to do with a locked iPhone?
Although it may seem like a joke, 48 years is not the maximum period of time Apple Store employees have seen on a locked iPhone. By entering a bad iPhone PIN they claim to have seen an Apple iPhone with usage restriction of up to 80 years, yes, it means a lifetime.
The woman went to the technical support of Apple to find a solution to the iPhone lock, and the experts of the company explained that there are only two ways to be able to use the phone again. The first is to wait 48 years to enter the correct iPhone PIN (if memory sticks). The second one is faster, but more damaging because it requires restoring the phone completely and losing the data stored on the smartphone.
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