Do you want to lend your phone to someone, but need to limit their access to one app? Screen pinning lets you do just that by locking an app onto your screen and disabling the Recents and Back buttons preventing them from accessing other apps on your device.
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Screen pinning is also a handy feature for when you’re playing a game on your PRIV and don’t want to accidentally minimize the app by tapping the Home button.
Here’s a quick overview of how to take advantage of this useful feature!
Turn screen pinning on or off
- Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger
- Tap > Security > Screen pinning
- Tap the switch
Tip: If you don’t want your PRIV to return to the lock screen after unpinning an app screen, turn off the Ask for <Password | PIN | Picture | Pattern> before unpinning switch.
After turning on screen pinning, to pin a screen on your device complete the followings steps:
Pin a screen
- Open an app or a screen that you want to pin to the foreground of your device
- Tap Recents
- On the app or screen that you want to pin, tap
Note: When Screen pinning is being used, the status bar along the top of the screen will no longer appear until you have unpinned a screen using the following steps.
Unpin a screen
How do you use screen pinning? Leave a comment and let us know!
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