This Is The Worst Thing That Could Ever Happen To Your iPod [Image]

This Is The Worst Thing That Could Ever Happen To Your iPod [Image]

Don’t forget your iPhone’s password, because if you do your device might get disabled for  a few decades. That’s what happened to this poor fellow’s iPod Touch. After erroneously entering his passcode ten times the iPod locked up and said it can’t be used for another 22,338,550 minutes. That’s 42.5 years he’s going to have to wait to listen to The Biebs new album. The poor sucker.

The longest a time lock on iOS is supposed to last is 60 minutes, so this is obviously a bug. A really bad bug. Should this ever happens to your iPod you can fix it by plugging the device into your Mac and restoring it to your last backup.

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  • Matt Quick

    You’ll have to put your iPod into DFU mode. iTunes will see it as in recovery mode. Then you can restore it and then apply the backup. I work for Geek Squad and I have to do this to customers’ iPods ALL THE TIME

  • Jonathan Ober

    will changing the password via Find my iPhone (which honestly needs to be renamed to Find my iOS device or something catchier) remove the need to restore from backup and wait 42 years?

  • MacHead84

    A bug, or some lame jailbreak humor tweak?

  • Buster

    You’ll have to put your iPod into DFU mode. iTunes will see it as in recovery mode. Then you can restore it and then apply the backup. I work for Geek Squad and I have to do this to customers’ iPods ALL THE TIME

    do you see a lot of iPods with the time lock pushed out this long?

  • ranonen

    This is not a hoax — it happened to my 8 year son. He forgot his password and entered it 10 times and got the same exact thing as pictured. I just restored from a backup and DFU was not necessary…we had to do this 5 times until he remembered his password.

  • Arthur Chang

    This is awesome…. If this happened to my friend, I would probably die laughing :)

  • Jase Wolf

    This is awesome…. If this happened to my friend, I would probably die laughing :)

    LOLLOL funny.

  • theobserving

    what’s the point of this article? it’s useless. this has been an “issue” for years. if this happens, you DFU the device, as already mentioned, and restore it. what you COULD have used this space for is to remind people to regularly back up the device, along with remembering passwords, since they’ll need that afterwards.

  • ErinsDad

    22,338,550…22,338,549….22,338,548… (Don’t interrupt me, I’m counting down)

  • joewaylo

    If i had this problem with a iphone can i restore from itunes in a PC?
    Daniel
    http://www.techismine.com

    Reset the iPhone, then hold home only with the iPhone plugged in. Then perform a restore. It gives you the option to use a backup.

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