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How to enable pin windows android lollipop (5.1.1)

Turn on or enable pin windows android lollipop (5.1.1) device. Using this new feature of android lollipop device “pin windows”, you can pin or lock a specific app on your android device . So you can not operate other functions such as calling, messeging etc. So you can only access this pin app on your device.

This pin windows feature useful when playing games, when you give device to other people, protect your private data such as photos, documents etc. Follow below given steps to enable pin windows android lollipop (5.1.1) device such as Samsung galaxy J7 & J5, Samsung galaxy S6 Edge & S6 Edge plus and other latest lollipop and marshmallow (android 6.0) devices.


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Complete guide of: How to enable pin windows android lollipop (5.1.1)

Step 1: Open “Settings” app on your android lollipop device

click on lock screen and security under quick settings

Step 2: Tap on “Lock screen and security” under quick settings or Personal section

Under security tap on other security settings

Step 3: Under security section, tap on “Other security settings”

tap on pin windows under advanced section

Step 4: Scroll down until see advanced section and tap on “Pin windows”

By default turn off or disable Pin windows

enable pin windows android lollipop

Step 5: Turn on or enable Pin windows android lollipop device

You can see the other option to “Ask for pattern before unpin any app”. To set it enables it.

To set pin windows on any app follow below given steps

Step 1: Open any app on your lollipop (5.1.1) device want to pin

Step 2: Tap on “Recent” button

You can see the below screen on your android phone or tablet device

How to enable pin windows android lollipop 5.1.1

Step 3: Tap on “Pin” icon

tap on start to turn on pin windows android phone

Step 4:  Click on “Start” button to pin this specific app

After app is pinned, no other apps notification and other functions work. Now this particular application locks in the screen. You can use this specific pin app only.

Step 5: To unpin an app on your device, press and hold the recent and back button at the same time

Step 6: Now draw a pattern to unpin app on your android phone or tablet device if set pattern

That’s it.

This android lollipop device “pin windows” feature is best to protect your important data from other users or friends.

For android Marshmallow 6.0 & 6.1 device:

Settings > Lock screen & security > Other security settings under security > Pin windows under advanced > Enable / Disable pin windows

For Android Nougat 7.0 & 7.1 device:

Settings > Personal > Security > Advanced > Screen Pinning > Enable / Disable screen pinning

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