Parents Trying To Figure Out Technology Is A Real Riot

Much like death and taxes, parents having a hard time with technology is inevitable. Yes, some might know what they’re doing, but a significant portion of them are utterly clueless.

Try to hold in your laughter after looking at these parents’ struggle with tech.

To Block The Notifications

Someone’s dad didn’t want to see the notifications on their iPhone anymore, so they came up with a genius plan.

sticker to cover notifications on iPhone
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Photo Credit: midskycollision / Reddit

Putting a sticker there was their best idea. Sure, they could’ve checked the settings, but that’s too much for them.

Charging A Different Way

Wow, I didn’t know you could charge your laptop through that plug. Have I been doing it wrong this whole time?

charging the laptop through the aux port
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Photo Credit: Yeetus-Rice / Reddit

Thankfully, the mom who did this learned a lesson from their child.

Who Is This?

This is what happens when texting goes wrong. I’m not going to lie; she had me fooled in the first half.

who is this text from mom
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Photo Credit: @stephenjmolloy / Twitter

Then, it all came crashing down with one simple question: “Who is this?”

She Charged Her Phone In The Pan Because She Heard They Blow Up

Someone’s mom ended up charging their phone in a cooking pan because they heard they blow up.

charging in pan because she heard they blow up
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Photo Credit: Intplmao / Reddit

I guess that’s a good strategy, but she might be taking things a little too far.

When The Backlighting Goes Out

The keyboard backlighting went out on this dad’s laptop, so he used white-out to “fix it.”

turned off keyboard backlighting
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Photo Credit: silaxs / Reddit

Well, it doesn’t look that bad, but it for sure isn’t the prettiest sight to see when typing.

Sending Photos From Other Phones

Is this how your dad sends photos from other phones? If so, you need to stop him right away.

transferring pics for an older man
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Photo Credit: dealdroper / Reddit

This is embarrassing and funny at the same time. When will they learn?

He Doesn’t Know How To Turn Off The Filter

Here’s a father that doesn’t know how to turn off the heart filter on his phone. Whenever he sends photos, they come out like this.

dad can't turn off heart feature when trying to send photo of new stove
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Photo Credit: ZDaetwiler / Imgur

All he wanted to do was send a photo of his new stove to his daughter.

Ads On The Lockscreen?

I never even knew this was possible, but someone’s mom managed to make it happen. I mean, this is awful.

ads on lock screen is possible
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Photo Credit: snipedwat / Imgur

No one wants to deal with ads in the first place, so seeing them as soon as you unlock your phone is terrible.

How Granny Printed Photos

Clearly, this grandma doesn’t know that you can get the pictures without all the nonsense in the background.

printed photos from grandma
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Photo Credit: nerveendingstory / Reddit

At least she tried! Teaching her how to avoid this must’ve been hard.

When You Don’t Have A Clip

Sure, you can use a pin to keep the ethernet plug in place when you don’t have a clip.

broken clip for ethernet plug
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Photo Credit: SmoothToast / Reddit

Someone’s aunt complained this was going on, but now she’ll wonder why her internet is so slow.

Doesn’t Know How To Screen Record

I’ll admit, the screen record feature is pretty new, so I don’t expect every older person to know how to use it.

a dad screen recording
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Photo Credit: scoliosisissad / Reddit

That doesn’t make this any less funny. This man had a whole setup to capture whatever it is on his screen.

Upside Down Selfies

You’re not completely clueless until you send selfies of the family upside down without even thinking about it.

upside down selfies from grandparents
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Photo Credit: @shelbypatt_ / Twitter

The only one that looks like they know something is wrong is the little dog.

Thinking She’d Get A Better Connection

A mother placed her PC higher up thinking it would bring her a better connection. I’m sorry, but I wish it worked that way.

better connection by putting the PC higher
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Photo Credit: Imgur

You would see every gamer in the world have their computers taped to the roof if this were the case.

Complaints Of Her Charger Not Working All The Time

I wonder what could be making this mother’s charger not work all the time. It looks like it’s clearly plugged into the device.

plug doesn't always work when plugged in
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Photo Credit: GeroX13 / Reddit

Ah, it must not be in all the way. It can’t be the frayed wires because the tape fixed that.

The Computer Is Running Slow

If your parent comes complaining to you about their computer running slowly, check their homepage.

toolbars slowing down mom's CP
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Photo Credit: iusedtobealurker / Imgur

If it has this many toolbars, break it to them calmly. They don’t know any better.

This Dad Can’t Text On His Flip Phone

It is pretty hard texting on a flip phone, but it isn’t impossible. This dad decided to take a shortcut.

can't text on flip phone so sends photos of words
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Photo Credit: Mrboutte / Reddit

I hope he has unlimited data because sending photos on an old phone takes up a lot of data.

Front Facing Mirror-Selfies

At least she’s trying. Some grandparents don’t know how to open their camera app! All she has to do is turn around her phone.

granny using front camera to take mirror-selfie
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Photo Credit: Reddit

She gets points for trying, but it still doesn’t keep her safe from this list.

“Friend’s Grandma Just Asked Whose Phone This Is”

What world does this grandma live in where phones have this many buttons? That was probably a funny and annoying question.

grandmother asked who phone this was
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Photo Credit: turkeysandwiches / Reddit

Younger people don’t necessarily like when you ask them about obvious things.

Finger In The Way

I’m amazed at how many times this mother messed up the pictures she sent to her daughter.

covering lens with finger
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Photo Credit: salientKill / Imgur

It looks like she just kept sending the same photo, not trying to fix the issue.

She Said She Needed To Remember Her Friend’s Number

If only there was a way to save numbers in your phone without having to tape a piece of paper to the back.

number on the back to remember it
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Photo Credit: jesshanebury / Reddit

I don’t know, am I reading too much into this or should everyone know how to save contacts?