10 tech support requests you never want to hear from your family

From forgotten passwords to the vague 'problem,' these calls are sure to try the patience of any tech pro
  • 1 of 11

Image courtesy Archiboldian licensed under CC BY 2.0

If you're a techie, it's likely that someone in your family will ask you a question about their cell phone, their computer, their iPad, their you-name-it -- and not long after the whole family will use you as their personal tech support. You become the go-to person for every tech question. It's hard to turn down a plea from your mother or sweet Aunt Mabel. While some problems are easily solved ("There's no 'any' key, Mom, it means just press any key"), there are other questions that will make your blood run cold. Here are the worst of the family support requests. If you have favorite family support requests, please comment below then follow me on TwitterApp.net, and Facebook.

Return to slideshow
Join the discussion
Be the first to comment on this article. Our Commenting Policies