Most of us surely remember helping our parents and grandparents solve technology related problems, because "you play on the computer all the time, so you must know everything about it".

Sometimes though they fail at technology so hilariously that you just can't resist sharing their mistakes with the "tech wise kids". Bored Panda collected such examples to remind that while our parents and grandparents may know much more than we, the younger generation do, when it comes to technology it's us that come to the rescue.


If you've captured someone older failing at technology be sure to add it to this list. And don't forget to upvote and comment your favorite fails as well!

#1

So Today My Nana Showed Me Some Of Her Favorite Websites

So Today My Nana Showed Me Some Of Her Favorite Websites

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Such dedication! I'd be too lazy for such a... BOOKMARK!

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#2

When My Grandma Googles Something She Puts "Please" And "Thank You"

When My Grandma Googles Something She Puts "Please" And "Thank You"

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe she's just a visionary already living in a future where machines have feelings and are self-aware. Thanks, grandma!

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#3

My Nana Asked Me To Fix Her Phone Because "The Outside Clock Is Always Showing The Wrong Time"

My Nana Asked Me To Fix Her Phone Because "The Outside Clock Is Always Showing The Wrong Time"

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

"Now it does not show the time anymore. :("

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#4

My Grandmother Complained Her Remote Was Confusing, So I Grandma-Ified It For Her

My Grandmother Complained Her Remote Was Confusing, So I Grandma-Ified It For Her

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

Honestly, all the other buttons are kind of a waste unless you have on demand.

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#5

My Dad Doesn't Know How To Turn Off This Front Camera Heart Feature On His Phone And He Tried To Send Me A Pic Of His New Stove

My Dad Doesn't Know How To Turn Off This Front Camera Heart Feature On His Phone And He Tried To Send Me A Pic Of His New Stove

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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

I love his new stove!

Šimon Špaček
Community Member
3 years ago

And he loves it too.

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Lorraine
Community Member
3 years ago

It looks like the stove has a crush on your dad :D

Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

He doesn't look very enthusiastic or happy about his new stove lol

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

He must really love his new stove. ♥

Kendra Keller
Community Member
3 years ago

What kind of sweet phone has a front face heart camera filter

John L
Community Member
3 years ago

Practice makes perfect. He'll improve as he goes. Why not begin returning all of the favors, and show him how its done this time?

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Lovely!

get in
Community Member
3 years ago

He's not that old, maybe late 40's early 50's. My Mom is 92 and could run circles around this guy.

Wombat34
Community Member
3 years ago

this one is gold

Altrerosje Ngastowo
Community Member
3 years ago

wait, there is a front camera heart feature?

Alex smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol

darknessIsMyOutfit
Community Member
3 years ago

He looks happy. That has gotta be annoying.

Cyber
Community Member
1 year ago

his face in the photo tho hahahahaha

Katherine Bartlette
Community Member
2 years ago

It’s a lovely stove, and a handsome (and amusing) dad. Lol!

Rose Brooks
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice stove- how much was it?

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
3 years ago

Awww. All nice Mom's and Dad's should be hearts to their kids.

Nick Rilea
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't understand the american style stoves... So in order to change or turn of the fire of one of the spots you need to stretch your hand through fire and steam and burning oil on the stove-top?

Tengericsillag
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh, he is sweet.

Emmy Funke
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a very lovable sort of stove....

Vasanth
Community Member
3 years ago

I bet he is good with the stove than the phone

Potatos r cool
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh my god

Andrea Seiden Giroux
Community Member
3 years ago

haha my old phone had that feature

Wendy J Shores
Community Member
3 years ago

Dad's got great taste in appliances! lol

Em Jay
Community Member
3 years ago

this one's a classic!

Irene Walton
Community Member
3 years ago

good one

Baroto
Community Member
3 years ago

Smile daaaddd... Smaaaeeeellll... Hahahaa

OJ Viloria
Community Member
3 years ago

I died.

It's Caturday
Community Member
3 years ago

What phone does he have??

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#6

My 90 Year Old Grandma From Japan, Showing Us How She Zooms In With An Iphone

My 90 Year Old Grandma From Japan, Showing Us How She Zooms In With An Iphone

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

The right tools for the right job! Clever!

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#7

My Grandma Is Getting Pretty High Tech These Days...

My Grandma Is Getting Pretty High Tech These Days...

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

She's having fun.

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#8

When Mom Uses Technology

When Mom Uses Technology

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Alustriel Day
Community Member
3 years ago

Just gave up lol

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#9

Friend's Grandma Just Asked Whose Phone This Is

Friend's Grandma Just Asked Whose Phone This Is

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh, this looks like the latest Blackberry.

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#10

Grandma Sent Me This In The Mail. Slowest Picture Message Ever

Grandma Sent Me This In The Mail. Slowest Picture Message Ever

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

I feel like the process of getting a picture off of your phone and printed is far more sophisticated.

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#11

I Told Him The Computer Was Frozen. He's Trying To Unfreeze It With A Blow Dryer

I Told Him The Computer Was Frozen. He's Trying To Unfreeze It With A Blow Dryer

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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

We've hijacked words and made them into something they don't understand, awww.

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#12

My Grandma Took Her First Selfie Today. She's Using The Front Camera To Take A Mirror Selfie

My Grandma Took Her First Selfie Today. She's Using The Front Camera To Take A Mirror Selfie

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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Your grandma looks lovely.

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#13

My Dad Said "Look, Those TV Models Are Pirates"

My Dad Said "Look, Those TV Models Are Pirates"

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Grace Bohmer
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3 years ago

omg I started laughing out loud lol

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#14

My Dad Doesn't Know How To Text On His Flip Phone, So He Always Sends Me Multimedia Messages

My Dad Doesn't Know How To Text On His Flip Phone, So He Always Sends Me Multimedia Messages

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María Emilia Martínez
Community Member
3 years ago

The best idea!! I need to talk with my dad, he has to do that!

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#15

Mom Asked Why The Computer Was So Slow. She Has Eleven Toolbars

Mom Asked Why The Computer Was So Slow. She Has Eleven Toolbars

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

...and probably also sent 5 000 $ to that poor cancer-bitten prince from a remote country that will now transfer 50 000 000.

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#16

My Grandma Called Me Over To Fix Her Computer Because "Everything Moves Backwards"

My Grandma Called Me Over To Fix Her Computer Because "Everything Moves Backwards"

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Lemonsito
Community Member
3 years ago

My mother gave up learning how to use the computer years ago, she uses the mouse with her right hand, like all of us do, but her left hand always moves to the same direction as the mouse pointer....

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#17

Mom Tries To Send Me A Pic Of Grandma's Diapers So I Can Get Some At The Store. Somehow "The Phone Doesn't Let Me Send Pictures!" Two Hours Later I Realize She Made It Her Profile Picture. Still Hasn't Noticed It

Mom Tries To Send Me A Pic Of Grandma's Diapers So I Can Get Some At The Store. Somehow "The Phone Doesn't Let Me Send Pictures!" Two Hours Later I Realize She Made It Her Profile Picture. Still Hasn't Noticed It

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Ooops

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#18

When Your Mom Spectacularly Misunderstands The Cry Laughing Emoji

When Your Mom Spectacularly Misunderstands The Cry Laughing Emoji

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AcousticGString
Community Member
3 years ago

I think its pretty clear, this person thought the emoji was crying, not laughing so hard it cried.

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#19

Good Job, Grandma (She's 82)

Good Job, Grandma (She's 82)

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh my! I'm so glsd she wasn't electrocuted by this!

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#20

So My Dad Got His First Camera Phone Today...

So My Dad Got His First Camera Phone Today...

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

"Look son, I'm touching all the melons"

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#21

My Grandma Got A New Phone, My Dad Receives This

My Grandma Got A New Phone, My Dad Receives This

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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Perfectly said mum.

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#22

Got My Mom An Ipad, Had It Engraved

Got My Mom An Ipad, Had It Engraved

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Jason Hook
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3 years ago

She is lucky her mom has a sense of humor about those things

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#23

I Opened My Moms Computer This Morning And Found My Hd Grandmom As Her Wallpaper

I Opened My Moms Computer This Morning And Found My Hd Grandmom As Her Wallpaper

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

This is rather a win than a fail!

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#24

My Girlfriend's Grandma Thought The Ipad Was A Cutting Board

My Girlfriend's Grandma Thought The Ipad Was A Cutting Board

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Ouch. Well...ouch.

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#25

Thanksgiving Means Fixing Everyone's Computer Or Phone Problems. My Mom Is Only Person I Know That Can Get Ads On Her Lock Screen

Thanksgiving Means Fixing Everyone's Computer Or Phone Problems. My Mom Is Only Person I Know That Can Get Ads On Her Lock Screen

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

This is impressive.

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#26

So We Got Grandma A Tv...

So We Got Grandma A Tv...

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

Aww, that's actually really adorable of her to say

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#27

Just Got My Grandma Her First Cordless Phone. Baby Steps

Just Got My Grandma Her First Cordless Phone. Baby Steps

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

At least she put it back on the dock. My grandma loses them as often as the remote!

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#28

My Grandma Printed Some Photos From Her Phone

My Grandma Printed Some Photos From Her Phone

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Well... Some people know not how to make a screenshot, so this is actually high tallent, but low skill.

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#29

Dad Gets A New Phone For Xmas, Struggles With Voice Text

Dad Gets A New Phone For Xmas, Struggles With Voice Text

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Naima Ivansdóttir
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3 years ago

this is hilarious

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#30

Hashtag Mom

Hashtag Mom

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

"Close enough, mom"

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#31

When Grandma Can't Hear You On The Phone

When Grandma Can't Hear You On The Phone

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

This is why I'm thankful for the earphones that came with my iphone. I use those things religiously for conversations.

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#32

Traveling With My Mom. Saw Her Phone, And Investigated. Informed Her That She Used The Screen Protector's Throwaway Film Instead Of The Actual Screen Protector. She Literally Used Trash As A Screen Protector

Traveling With My Mom. Saw Her Phone, And Investigated. Informed Her That She Used The Screen Protector's Throwaway Film Instead Of The Actual Screen Protector. She Literally Used Trash As A Screen Protector

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

And she paid $39.99 for it!

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#33

Saw This Guy Working On His Computer In A Cafe

Saw This Guy Working On His Computer In A Cafe

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Alexandra Lee
Community Member
3 years ago

Sure, it's an older computer, ut does this guys count as "older"??

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#34

I Swear Every Mom Texts Like This

I Swear Every Mom Texts Like This

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

I can confirm this. My mom will use her left thumb and right index finger. No idea how she does it. I'm all thumbs.

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#35

Told My Dad I Needed A New Mouse. He Pulled This

Told My Dad I Needed A New Mouse. He Pulled This

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criminalgirl
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3 years ago

The oldies never let anything go, it'll come in handy someday...

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#36

My Dad Got A New Phone And Doesn't Have A Case Yet. He Kept It In The Box

My Dad Got A New Phone And Doesn't Have A Case Yet. He Kept It In The Box

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Jason Hook
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3 years ago

He's got the 3 Rs all in one there

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#37

Went Home To Find My Mom's Computer Like This... She Said "I Thought I Would Get Better Internet"

Went Home To Find My Mom's Computer Like This... She Said "I Thought I Would Get Better Internet"

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Let us hope we do not find an ethernet cable there...

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#38

Thanks

Thanks

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Eat up first, grandma, then speak.

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#39

Grandma Sends Selfie

Grandma Sends Selfie

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Well...who's phone is really upside down?

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#40

You Gonna Need A Bigger Screen

You Gonna Need A Bigger Screen

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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

or he have vision problem.

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#41

My Grandma Got A New Computer And Wanted Me To "Install" The Internet

My Grandma Got A New Computer And Wanted Me To "Install" The Internet

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

AOL for the win!

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#42

My Mom Just Got A Phone For The First Time (Face Palm)

My Mom Just Got A Phone For The First Time (Face Palm)

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

This "font" typo is rather confusing by itself...

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#43

Mom, Lol, That's Not The Right Kind Of Screen Protector...

Mom, Lol, That's Not The Right Kind Of Screen Protector...

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

The phone must have grown as of late.

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#44

Can You Take My Photo? Sure...

Can You Take My Photo? Sure...

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

"everytime I take a picture I am literally blind for a minute."

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#45

This Is How My Grandma Is Watching The Cricket Match On The TV. I Should Probably Get Her A Bigger One For Xmas

This Is How My Grandma Is Watching The Cricket Match On The TV. I Should Probably Get Her A Bigger One For Xmas

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

The right tools for the right job, I can only repreat myself. Our elderlies are more inventive than we might think. Win!

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