16 month-old boy manages to reverse cell phone text


Let your kid hold your cell phone to keep him quiet and he will do this … all text is reversed and must now be read in a mirror. Removing the battery does not fix the problem. The boy clearly possesses some evil electronic superpower.

Submitted by: Brian A.



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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Valerie-M-Hunter/536850454 Valerie M. Hunter

    bwahahhah! Awesome! At least you can think of it as exercising your brain!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wendy-Nunyab/100001855296523 Wendy Nunyab

    haha…..I’m sure there is a way to change it back. (either online or through phone carrier)  my puppy hit keys on my keyboard and flipped my screen upsidedown…had to go online on my phone to figure out how to fix it.

  • http://twitter.com/LinuxBlog Owen JH

    Sorry, he didn’t exactly ruin it though. Call up support, they’ll tell you what numbers to press to get it to LTR again. At least he didn’t change the language, try figuring out the menu’s to change that back.

  • Laura Little

    Be very nice to him as he will end up ruling the world in about 20 years. Look at Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. 


    never, never, never let a child play with a cell phone.
    i work at a 911 call center and we get hundreds of calls a day from children playing with phones.
    If a phone has a battery in it, it will call 911. Even if the keys are locked or the phone has no service.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1156566175 Jessica Kubiak-Haag

    My 16 month old daughter changed my cell phone to Spanish. An easy fix, but how do they do these things?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513791729 Christina Konze

    I don’t understand this trend of adults letting their kids play with cell phones/ipads/smartphones all the time just to keep them sated, especially in public. Those devices are expensive and not meant for children to play with. And then the kids just get into a habit of wanting to play with it all the time. How’s about they just behave like normal without an electronic device, hmm? Coming from a 23-year-old, raised in the electronic era. 

    • http://twitter.com/FlonkertonChamp Victoria in ATX

      THIS! i work at a baby store, and we have a new stroller out that has a SMARTPHONE HOLDER IN THE TRAY FOR THE BABY TO LOOK AT!!! wtf?! what ever happened to giving your kid a board book or a toy?!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Forrester/743961146 David Forrester

      As a very small child, I was more proficient with electronic devices than my parents were. I routinely took devices apart, and put them back together. I could disassemble and rewire home theatre systems. I assembled and programmed my own computers.

      I am very grateful for the adults who allowed me to “play” with their expensive electronic devices. I am now a computer scientist.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ShockRide James Bullington

        I also have the same experience.   When I was 5,  I helped build the family color TV (HeathKit).  I was up at 10PM sorting resisters by color code so that it made it easier to put the TV together.

        I am also grateful to for the adults who allowed me to “play” with their expensive electronic devices.   I am now also a computer scientist at the architect level.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002506103019 Mark Cole

          I wouldn’t be so grateful… Because now you programme Java for a living.  Oh btw did you fill in for XYZ28848?  I need it by Monday.

    • story higgins

      You will probably feel differently when you have a small child. They are endlessly curious and if they see you playing with something all the time why shouldn’t they want to? 

    • Ann Wahlström

      Yup, I have seen parents let the kids play with house-keys, car-keys, wallet with credit-cards and cell-phones; getting phones with drool all over… lost keyes, phones not working, credit cards need replaced… make them replicas instead…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=622993458 Megan Ezell

    Why why why would a phone even HAVE that feature?!

  • http://twitter.com/mkaye715 Amanda Newnam

    I don’t let me daughter play with my cell phone, but I obviously cannot watch her every single second of the day.  I often find her playing with my cell phone, after I’ve left the room to attend to something else.

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    That’s awesome. I didn’t about such kind of thing that a 16 month boy can manage the reverse cell phone text.

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