Mom locked out of iPhone for 47 years after letting 2-year-old play with it | WGN-TV. Apparently, if you let a two year old play with your phone, and they punch in the wrong code too many times, the iPhone locks on a timer. This lady's is locked for 47 years. Why didn't I know this when the kids were on their iPhones for weeks at a time? I have tried everything I know to get them to switch to Android; but, all ploys failed. Now, I find out it is so easy, a two year old can do it. It helps if the parent is so clueless that they don't know how to reset a phone; and, weren't smart enough to back up their phone data. I guess you have to be an Android user, he said smiling.