Katie French For Mailonline

And you have to hand it to these grandparents, who have embraced iPhones, Instagram and Facebook with gusto.

But with any new hobby comes a cooling off period where you are still fleshing out what works and what doesn’t.

And as some of their grandchildren hilariously show, this makes for some awkward and amusing moments along the way.

Oops upside your head: These grandparents almost achieved selfie brilliance by managing to fit themselves plus their pet into the small frame of a iPhone. But sadly it was just a stop short of perfection as they were holding the device the wrong way round

 

Oops upside your head: These grandparents almost achieved selfie brilliance by managing to fit themselves plus their pet into the small frame of a iPhone. But sadly it was just a stop short of perfection as they were holding the device the wrong way round

No going back: This honest grandmother didn't let something like not knowing how to use the delete key from getting in her way. Midway through a text when she released she had made a mistake, she styled it out by asking her grandchild not to laugh at her 

No going back: This honest grandmother didn’t let something like not knowing how to use the delete key from getting in her way. Midway through a text when she released she had made a mistake, she styled it out by asking her grandchild not to laugh at her

Questions you never want to answer: Being open with your family is one thing, but discussing the meaning of the word 'bukkake' (Google it) to your grandma, is quite another

 

Questions you never want to answer: Being open with your family is one thing, but discussing the meaning of the word ‘bukkake’ (Google it) to your grandma, is quite another

Taking it literally: Whether it was a stroke of comedic brilliance or adorable ignorance, this grandfather had a hilarious response to a text wishing him and his partner a happy anniversary

Taking it literally: Whether it was a stroke of comedic brilliance or adorable ignorance, this grandfather had a hilarious response to a text wishing him and his partner a happy anniversary

Taking it literally: Whether it was a stroke of comedic brilliance or adorable ignorance, this grandfather had a hilarious response to a text wishing him and his partner a happy anniversary

Is this Google? One grandparent accidentally mistook the messaging option on her phone for the famous search engine 

 

Is this Google? One grandparent accidentally mistook the messaging option on her phone for the famous search engine

That's not helpful, paps: This kind-hearted grandparent thought they were doing their grandchild a favour when he text to say they had left their phone behind

 

That’s not helpful, paps: This kind-hearted grandparent thought they were doing their grandchild a favour when he text to say they had left their phone behind

The definition of chill: This grandparent made full use of the selfie and camera function on her iPhone 

 

The definition of chill: This grandparent made full use of the selfie and camera function on her iPhone

Need-to-know basis: This grandchild was left open-mouthed when they received a hilariously honest response from their gramps 

Need-to-know basis: This grandchild was left open-mouthed when they received a hilariously honest response from their gramps

Already taken: Kaylee's grandmother joked she was a happily married grandmother when her grandchild told her she was 'cute' 

Already taken: Kaylee’s grandmother joked she was a happily married grandmother when her grandchild told her she was ‘cute’

Keeping the pressure on: Technology has also given grandparents and parents the option to casually remind them of their duty to reproduce 

 

Keeping the pressure on: Technology has also given grandparents and parents the option to casually remind them of their duty to reproduce

One-sided conversation: This grandparent got a tad confused and innocently replied to themselves after sending a message 

 

One-sided conversation: This grandparent got a tad confused and innocently replied to themselves after sending a message

Bingo matters: A grandchild posted the hilarious blow-back after cancelling on bingo with their grandparents 

 

Bingo matters: A grandchild posted the hilarious blow-back after cancelling on bingo with their grandparents

'What do you mean?': Someone send help to this grandma who is in longitude 0.0 and latitude 0.0 

 

‘What do you mean?’: Someone send help to this grandma who is in longitude 0.0 and latitude 0.0

Cracking up: This teen celebrating the end of months of braces couldn't resist a smile when their witty grandparent responded with this message

 

Cracking up: This teen celebrating the end of months of braces couldn’t resist a smile when their witty grandparent responded with this message

Mixed messages: This grandparent appeared to write down their stream of conscious in a bizarre but hilarious text to their 17-year-old grandson 

 

Mixed messages: This grandparent appeared to write down their stream of conscious in a bizarre but hilarious text to their 17-year-old grandson

Heartbreakingly cute: The old arrow plus three is a well-known sign to those in the know but this grandparent hilariously said 'nothing happens' when asked to turn their phone to the side

 

Heartbreakingly cute: The old arrow plus three is a well-known sign to those in the know but this grandparent hilariously said ‘nothing happens’ when asked to turn their phone to the side

'Grandma, WHAT?': Bryce was left open-mouthed when his grandma tried to match-make him

 

‘Grandma, WHAT?’: Bryce was left open-mouthed when his grandma tried to match-make him

'He is worried they are going to find out that's he's an alien': A panicked grandparent sent her grandchild this message from hospital 

 

‘He is worried they are going to find out that’s he’s an alien’: A panicked grandparent sent her grandchild this message from hospital

Answers on a postcard: Liz got caught up in teaching her grandfather the use and importance of a GIF 

 

Answers on a postcard: Liz got caught up in teaching her grandfather the use and importance of a GIF

 

 

Getting the best out of texts: From jokingly removing their grandchild to getting confused with emoticons, these grandparents show how they are getting to grips with the iPhone

 

Grandparents say the funniest things: These grandparents could resist an opportunity to rib their little ones

Self-deprecating: This grandma admitted she still has a long way to learn when it comes to texting 

 

Self-deprecating: This grandma admitted she still has a long way to learn when it comes to texting

Witty banter: Grandpa Wayne joked his health was at risk from reading his grandson's Facebook posts, until he spotted it was from the satirical site The Onion 

 

Witty banter: Grandpa Wayne joked his health was at risk from reading his grandson’s Facebook posts, until he spotted it was from the satirical site The Onion

Sad news: Seasoned social media users know Facebook isn't always the best platform to convey sad messages 

 

Sad news: Seasoned social media users know Facebook isn’t always the best platform to convey sad messages

Here to help: A cheeky grandchild offered his assistance to help his grandma with her new phone, but couldn't resist the opportunity to share the image with his followers 

Here to help: A cheeky grandchild offered his assistance to help his grandma with her new phone, but couldn’t resist the opportunity to share the image with his followers

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