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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

I love 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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Hans 1 year 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 1 year ago

She's having fun.

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#8 When Mom Uses Technology

When Mom Uses Technology

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Alustriel Day 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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#18 When Your Mom Spectacularly Misunderstands The Cry Laughing Emoji

When Your Mom Spectacularly Misunderstands The Cry Laughing Emoji

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AcousticGString 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 Hashtag Mom

Hashtag Mom

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

"Close enough, mom"

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#30 When Grandma Can't Hear You On The Phone

When Grandma Can't Hear You On The Phone

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Amanda Panda 1 year 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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#31 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 1 year ago

And she paid $39.99 for it!

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#32 I Swear Every Mom Texts Like This

I Swear Every Mom Texts Like This

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Amanda Panda 1 year 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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#33 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 1 year ago

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

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#34 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 1 year ago

He's got the 3 Rs all in one there

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#35 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 1 year ago

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

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#36 Thanks

Thanks

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Hans 1 year ago

Eat up first, grandma, then speak.

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#37 Grandma Sends Selfie

Grandma Sends Selfie

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Hans 1 year ago

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

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#38 You Gonna Need A Bigger Screen

You Gonna Need A Bigger Screen

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 year ago

aw I hope someone helped

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#39 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 1 year ago

AOL for the win!

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#40 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 1 year ago

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

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#41 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 1 year ago

The phone must have grown as of late.

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#42 Can You Take My Photo? Sure...

Can You Take My Photo? Sure...

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Hans 1 year ago

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

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#43 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 1 year 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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#44 The Only 4 Texts My Dad Has Ever Sent Me. From His Flip Phone

The Only 4 Texts My Dad Has Ever Sent Me. From His Flip Phone

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

"Dad, you're scaring me"

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#45 38 Tabs Open (So Far), 23 Of Them The Same Weather Page. Soon, My Dad Will Complain That His Phone Is Slow

38 Tabs Open (So Far), 23 Of Them The Same Weather Page. Soon, My Dad Will Complain That His Phone Is Slow

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Hans 1 year ago

Thank god mobile devices have automated memory management.

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#46 Even In 2016 My Mom Is Still Rockin The 25' Long Phone Cord

Even In 2016 My Mom Is Still Rockin The 25' Long Phone Cord

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jamie1707 1 year ago

so am I. You know how hard they are to find these days? lol

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#47 My Dad Using His Facebook App On His Phone.

My Dad Using His Facebook App On His Phone.

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Hans 1 year ago

This looks like he is projecting a holographic christmas tree...

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#48 My Dad Asked Me To "Put" Viber In His Phone....

My Dad Asked Me To "Put" Viber In His Phone....

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Irish Panda 1 year ago

Looks like the dog has chewed it once or twice!

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#49 Dad Asked Me To Fix Something On His Phone. He's Had It For Months

Dad Asked Me To Fix Something On His Phone. He's Had It For Months

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criminalgirl 1 year ago

Older folk love to keep the clear wrapping on things, just to protect them !?!

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#50 Time To Retire...

Time To Retire...

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Hans 1 year ago

Pretty sure this is a stock photo.

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#51 I Opened The Internet Browser On My Mom's New Ipad, And Realized She Has No Clue How To Internet

I Opened The Internet Browser On My Mom's New Ipad, And Realized She Has No Clue How To Internet

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Hans 1 year ago

You would not believe how many people google Google, only to insert a full URl into the search box.

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#52 Old People And Technology

Old People And Technology

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Grace Bohmer 1 year ago

why do they all do this you would think at least a few of them would figure it out😂😂😂😂

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#53 When My Dad Got His First Pc He Kept Complaining About "all Those Bloody Biscuit Notifications".

When My Dad Got His First Pc He Kept Complaining About "all Those Bloody Biscuit Notifications".

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Markus McCloud 1 year ago

Okay, I'm legitimately wondering if internet cookies are also called biscuits in the UK. Seriously, I Googled it before posting this!

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#54 I Showed My Mom This Just Now, And She Whipped Out Her Magnifying Glass To Read It!!! Looked At Me Handing Me The Phone " I Don't Find That Funny At All" Oh, And She Still Uses Flash Drives From The 90s She Thinks Are Usbs Even Though Her Computer Doesn't Even Take Flash Drives..

I Showed My Mom This Just Now, And She Whipped Out Her Magnifying Glass To Read It!!! Looked At Me Handing Me The Phone " I Don't Find That Funny At All" Oh, And She Still Uses Flash Drives From The 90s She Thinks Are Usbs Even Though Her Computer Doesn't Even Take Flash Drives..

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Šimon Špaček 1 year ago

Flash drives from 90's? On that picture I see something called 'floppy disk'.

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