Don’t you just hate it when your friend asks you just for a phone call, and in-turn starts to mess around with the other things, such as checking out your private chats, or checking your godforsaken gallery? Well, if this isn’t your case, then you might have a young sibling at your place, or even your own kid who asks your Android device to play a game, but instead starts calling each and everyone on your contact list by ‘mistake’.
Just admit it, this random events of scenarios never ends, and one time or the other, you find the fact that you lent your phone to someone else really frustrating. While these small talks might be really non-considerable, what about the people who really matter their privacy. Well, hop into the About Phone menu under your device’s Settings application, and if you’re lucky, your device would be running Android Lollipop, or even the latest Marshmallow.
In such a case, you can simply use the following trick we are going to show you to intentionally pin an application. In other words, this feature allows you to lock into a specific application, and there’s no way out of it, unless you already do know the required steps to revive back to total functionality. Without any further ado, let’s get right into it.
Enable Screen Pinning On Android
- Open the Settings app on your Android device and navigate to Settings » Security » Screen Pinning.
- You will now notice the required set of instructions to master Screen Pinning in Android. All you need to do is enable it using the toggle.
- Once enabled, tap on the overview button. Many people refer it to as the multi-tasking button, or simply the square button.
- You will notice a circle with the dash pin logo inside of it. Ensure the application you’d like to pin, and voila!
How To Exit Screen Pinning
- Once your are in a pinned/locked application, say the Camera application, you will find yourself pushing the home button a gazillion amounts of time useless, and that’s the beauty of this feature.
- All you need to exit the pinned application is to simply tap and hold down the back key and Overview buttons until the little info box reads ‘Screen Unpinned’.
Now that you know this nifty little trick, you can safely hand over your mobile to your nephews who want to play games but don’t worry about them accidentally mess up with other apps.
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