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Screen Pinning and its Relevance on an Android Device

Screen Pinning and its Relevance on an Android Device

Use screen pinning to restrict Friends

Android devices these days come with lots of nice features some of them you may not even know about and that is why is our duty here at betechwise.com to enligthen you on some tips and special features on your Android device and PC like todays topic on SCREEN PINNING and its importance on an Android device.

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Imagine a scenario; when your friend ask for your phone to send files to his/her phone or to watch a video and he/she opens another app like your social media app or some other private informations on your phone to spy on your private life or when you give your phone to your younger ones to amuse them. When you get your phone back in 15 minutes, you will realize that they might have deleted some files or uninstalled an application mistakenly. How annoying? 

Well guess what??? I've got good news for you, especially if you are using an Android device with  version 5.0 upwards, as your phone will definitely have the SCREEN PINNING feature in it, designed to make sure that such incidents are be avoided.


 The SCREEN PINNING feature as the name implies allows you the user to lock a particular app of your choice over every other function on your phone.....simply put it allows you or any other person you give your phone to the ability to use only that particlar app you pinned untill you unpin it(the app)

So here's how to set it up.


screen pinning on android 8

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on security and scroll down
  • Then tap SCREEN PINNING and toggle it on.

NOTE: The steps listed above might vary across other android devices.

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  • Make sure the screen pinning feature is turned on
  • Open the screen you want to pin
  • Tap overview/minimize button on the screen of the application you want to screen pin
  • Swipe up and then tap the pin icon.

Screen pinned successfully
when you're ready to unpin the application from your screen, just hold down the back button and the overview/minimize button together for a few seconds until a dialogue box pops-up telling you that your screen has been unpinned but if you enable the "ask for PIN before unpinning" option it will take you to the lock screen of your phone to unlock you phone again before the screen can  be unpinned. So you can be relieved whenever your phone is with your friend or younger ones.

screen unpinned successfully 

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  1. This is so sober so helpful!!! I had no idea. If only you know how many times in the past this knowledge wouldve saved me

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