How to Pin an App on Android

In this post, you’ll see what is screen pinning, how to enable it and how to pin an app.

In this instance, I’m using Android 10. Let’s get started.

What is Screen Pinning on Android

It’s a feature introduced in Lollipop that lets you pin your Android device screen to a specific app.

Simply put, you can pin the app, which is the only thing you can see and access until you unpin it.

To use this feature, you must first enable screen pinning.

How to Enable Screen Pinning on Android

Screen pinning is turned off by default and here are the steps to activate it.

Open the Settings app.

Hit “Security.”

Hit “Advanced” and you should be able to see the “Screen pinning” option at the bottom now. Hit it.

Activate the toggle switch at the top.

That’s it. The screen pinning is switched on.

You will also see another option (Ask for (your screen lock method) before unpinning) which is also enabled.

A self-explanatory option, right? Let it be enabled or if you like, you can disable it.

Note: To disable screen pinning, deactivate the switch we have already seen.

Well, let’s see how to pin an app on Android 10.

How to Pin an App on Android

Open the app you want to pin if it is not already opened.

Tap the “Overview” button.

Find and tap the icon of the app you want to pin.

Hit the “Pin” option located under the “Split screen.”

Each time you pin the app, you will see the pop-up about how to unpin it. Hit “Got it” in that pop-up to make it disappear.

To unpin an app, touch and hold both the “Overview” and “Back” buttons simultaneously.

You will now be on the lock screen if you’ve enabled “Ask for (your screen lock method) before unpinning.” Otherwise, you will be in the app you have pinned.