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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Hans
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4 years ago

At least this cannot be leaked in traditional ways...

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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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Lärry
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4 years ago

Thats polite...

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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
4 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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Spinaap
Community Member
4 years ago

Wanted to do this for a long time for my aunt. Might revive my plan!

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Lovely!

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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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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
4 years ago

In all fairness, it does work

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

If this book really exists, mankind is doomed.

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#8

When Mom Uses Technology

When Mom Uses Technology

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Alustriel Day
Community Member
4 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
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4 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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Lärry
Community Member
4 years ago

This is actually cute....

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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
4 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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

She is at least doing it in landscape mode. I think this is a win, not a fail, for she did not give up the struggle to keep going with new technologies!

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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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4 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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

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And not even gramatically correct...I thought we only do that when typing. :P

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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
4 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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

And it is not even the old "inverted mouse" prank...

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Perfect!

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, this is beyond evil!

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#19

Good Job, Grandma (She's 82)

Good Job, Grandma (She's 82)

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

She's 82? Thank god she is still alive! This is scary stuff.

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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
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4 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
4 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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Yara Allam
Community Member
4 years ago

ahhh i love this!!

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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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

"Why does it always run low on battery?"

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Fair enough

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

I think dad is not in a good mood.

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#30

Hashtag Mom

Hashtag Mom

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
4 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
4 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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

At least it is protected.

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

The ultimate starbucks customer. No wait. For ultimate, this would have needed to be an old iMac.

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#34

I Swear Every Mom Texts Like This

I Swear Every Mom Texts Like This

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Lärry
Community Member
4 years ago

Yess, with glasses on the nose...

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

It at least has three buttons. And it is very robust. The port will also get the Baud just flowin'.

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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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lala
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes so excellent

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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
4 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
4 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
4 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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

I guess this might have been on purpose!

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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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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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