This weekend a friend of ours came over and set her iPhone 6 down on a coffee table. It’s not particularly unusual to let Maggie grab a cell phone and play with it, it brings her great joy especially when you call the phone number and speak to her on speakerphone.
She’s been really good and not breaking anything… at least not physically. We’ve had some text messages get sent, a random phone call, and a missing icon, but nothing particularly annoying and not any worse than we might do by ourselves just playing with the phone. That and she’s usually done in about a minute or two.
I saw her lifting it off a coffee table and walking around talking to the lock screen. That’s the only thing I know that was going on, that the screen lock was on and asking for a password. What should have happened based on what I’ve read is that at some number of incorrect passwords it might require you to pair the thing to the computer you sync it with.
This particular phone had never been synced to a computer…. this is what I believe was the cause for what happened next.
Our friend got her iPhone back from Maggie, it was off and would not come on. When it did the Apple logo was stuck on it for what seemed like way too long. The phone finally booted, and had been factory reset.
So yeah, one minute with Maggie and she’d factory reset it.
Luckily you can just log in and redownload your last backup, which took a while, but it’s something to consider over the holidays as you may be in no-data land, or you might not be anywhere near where the computer you used to sync the iPhone is.
This is just a heads-up on babies and the iPhone 6. It could also just be that my friend’s iPhone got conked in such a manner as to factory reset it, but the long and the short of it is baby managed to do what could be a great inconvenience very very easily.