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How to Enable Screen Pinning in Pixel 5

Last Updated on January 27, 2021 by Bestusefultips

2 ways to enable and use screen pinning in Google Pixel 5. The screen pinning feature is used to access only the current app in your Pixel until unpin it. You can use this when you give your phone to your child or play a specific game or friends. When the app is pinned, the pined app may open that app’s settings and data. But users can’t open other apps or phone settings. Also, use guest mode instead of app pining to share your device with your friends without any private data issue.

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How to Use Screen Pinning in Google Pixel 5

First of all, you need to turn on app pinning toggle in your Pixels (Running Android 11 Stock OS) devices using the below settings.

Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom to open the App drawer.

Step 2: Tap on the Settings app.

Security settings to activate screen pinning Pixel 5

Step 3: Scroll down and tap Security.

Advanced settings in Pixel 5 to use screen pinning

Step 4: Scroll down at the end and tap on Advanced.

Use App Pinning in Google Pixel 5

Step 5: Tap on App pinning at the bottom.

Disable app pinning in Pixel 5

Step 6: By default Turned off toggle.

Step 7:  Toggle on the button. How to Use App Pining in Pixel 5Step 8: Tap OK to enable it.

How to Use Screen Pinning in Google Pixel 5

Step 9: You can see Turned on app pinning in your Pixel.

Also, enabled ask for unlock pattern before unpinning option in your Pixel. You can disable it anytime.

How to Use App Pining in Pixel 5

Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom, hold, then release to see the Recent apps list.

Enable Screen Pinning in Pixel 5

Step 2: Tap & hold the app icon (We select YouTube) at the top.

You can see app info, Split screen, Pin, and Pause app options in your Pixel running stock Android OS.

How to Enable Screen Pinning in Pixel 5

Step 3: Tap Pin.

You can see the pop-up screen in your Pixel. Tap on Got it.

Step 4: Now, you can only access YouTube app on your Pixel. You can’t go back and go to the home screen until unpin it.

How to Unpin Apps on Pixel 5

The different device has slightly different settings to unpin apps on Android smartphone.

Step 1: To unpin this screen in Pixel, swipe up & hold.

Now, you can access all apps and other phone settings on your Pixel devices.

Do you still have any questions regarding enable screen pinning in Pixel 5? Tell us in below comment box. Stay with us for the latest Pixel tips and tricks.

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