In the Android 5.0 Lollipop, there is a new cool feature, which is known as screen pinning. This features allow the person who has got the phone to use only one app which is allowed, while the rest of the phone is locked. Although the Android 5.0 Lollipop runs in very less devices till now and is yet to arrive for most of the phones, we’ve been discussing about it and its super cool features, since the very first time it was released (even before that in some ways). The function to pin and unpin the screen is one of them, and if you are a newbie to the latest version of Android, here we are sharing a guide on how to use this feature Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Pin and unpin the screen in Android

Steps to pin the screen and apps:

  1. Go to the Menu >> Settings on your Android Device running on Lollipop version.
  2. Scroll down and you can see an option named ‘Security’. Click on that.
  3. Inside the Security, you can see an option to switch on the screen pinning.
  4. Thereafter, Tap the Overview/recent button (the square button in the lower right corner of your screen), and swipe up and down until you find the app you want to pin.
  5. Once you find the app you want to pin, tap the Pin button (which is actually a  blue-green button with a white pushpin on it).

Pin and unpin the screen in Android

Steps to unpin the screen and apps:

  1. Touch and hold back the overview/recent button at the same time.
  2. Thereafter, you will immediately go on the Overview screen.
  3. If you have pin or pass code enabled, you will have to enter it before you can unpin the device.

Why to use the screen pinning feature?
The screen pinning feature of Android 5.0 Lollipop will allow you to navigate accross the screen, but within the app only. You can’t use anything of the device, and hence, considered much useful while you allow your kid to play with your device, such as a mobile game.


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