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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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"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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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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Jace
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe you should adjust the accessibility features on your 90-year-old grandmother's phone for her.

Tasha Harris
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even my eyes can't read the biggest font without my glasses anymore and I'm half her age.. I'm getting a magnifying glass .. haha.. go nana!

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Jamal W
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey... as long is it get the job done! Lol

Anna Salerno
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't laugh with any luck you'll need this some day.

Anilda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Brilliant! Well she made a plan!

Wakana Satou
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There are some people who uses adaptive screen magnifiers because most phone's adaptive features are so crummy. I know this because my eyesight's really horrible. I don't use anything though but has tried to use adaptive features on phones and tablets before and didn't really help. I literally had to buy one of those plastic card-style magnifiers to read certain smaller texts because my phone and tablet's max zoom sometimes don't help. (It only makes my eyes strain too much.) But this works too I guess. :)

AspieGirl88
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What if the sun were to somehow shine through the magnifying glass & start melting her iPhone, though?? Omg, scary... 😱

darknessIsMyOutfit
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Smart! It works better you get the zoom and full picture at the same time.

Tim Duenkel
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To be fair to grandma, I can't zoom in on this site.

Daniel Margrave
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Magnify this section and enhance. Oh, wait, let's try this!

Marja Jolivet
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sometimes this is the only way to zoom on a phone, too many applications dont't allow you to zoom at all!

Isabelle Bishop
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bullshit, she's only trying to read the messages.

Thijs Van Gisbergen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is not that stupid. You need overview, right?

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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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#9

Friend's Grandma Just Asked Whose Phone This Is

Friend's Grandma Just Asked Whose Phone This Is

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Hans
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#13

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

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

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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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

...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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#18

When Your Mom Spectacularly Misunderstands The Cry Laughing Emoji

When Your Mom Spectacularly Misunderstands The Cry Laughing Emoji

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AcousticGString
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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#26

So We Got Grandma A Tv...

So We Got Grandma A Tv...

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Michel M. Prins
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#30

Hashtag Mom

Hashtag 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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#38

Thanks

Thanks

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Hans
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Eat up first, grandma, then speak.

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#39

Grandma Sends Selfie

Grandma Sends Selfie

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#40

You Gonna Need A Bigger Screen

You Gonna Need A Bigger Screen

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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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#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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#44

Can You Take My Photo? Sure...

Can You Take My Photo? Sure...

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Hans
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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