Yesterday Was A Funny Yet Frustrating Moment
I'll share a piece of myself as a reckless human being, and feel free to laugh as much as I do. Saturday night, around 11 p.m., I decided to change the passcode on my phone. I always use 4pin numbers, but there are other options such as 6pin numbers, letter and pattern passwords. I always chose the 4pin because it was simple for me to unlock it with one hand, especially when I was holding something in the other.
Before going to bed that night, I changed my passcode. It went smoothly, and I knew my passcode at the time. Even after I changed it, I still use my phone to watch tiktok videos before going to bed. The problem was that when I locked my phone and went to sleep, and then remembered I needed to check something on my phone, I couldn't remember my passcode. Of course, I'll be nervous because I have a phone that I forgot my lock on, it was a pattern back then, and I still can't open it.
I tried everything that night, and after four attempts, they said I needed to wait 10 minutes before trying again, and after 10 minutes, I tried three times and still got the wrong passcode. They told me to wait 30 minutes before trying again, and I did, even though my eyes couldn't stop closing. Unfortunately, I am still unable to enter the correct passcode, and it states that I must wait 1 hour before attempting again, so I lose patience and tell myself to try again the next day and sleep.
The good thing is that I know my passcode only contains the numbers 3, 6, and 9. Since it is a four-pin number, one of the three numbers will be repeated. I got up very early the next morning just to try to unlock my phone again. Every hour, I only have three attempts, which frustrates me greatly because I know it's my fault and there's nothing I can do but try again and again. I'm losing patience and considering resetting it, but I'm afraid I'll lose all of my important documents and accounts on my phone. Also on my phone are photos and videos that have sentimental value to me.
I remember the math topic from high school, but I'm not as familiar as I was when we were working on it before. I don't have anyone I can borrow a phone from to research it. I did it with paper and was attempting to be clever. Haha. I'm not sure if it was a combination or a permutation, but it was one of them. I wrote down every possible combination of those three numbers, with one number repeated. I wrote them all down and tried to input them every hour, putting a check beside each one to let me know it was finished inserting. know it was done inserting.
I finally got it after many attempts! Hahaha. I almost burst out screaming with delight. For me, the lesson learned is to write it down with our new passcode in case we forget it after inserting it. I am still fortunate in that I always use only three numbers in my four-pin. It irritates me to unlock it, but it teaches me a valuable lesson. Haha.
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July 11, 2022