Last Updated on October 27, 2023 by Bestusefultips
Here’s how to use app pinning in Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel 7 Pro, and other Google Pixel devices. You can use screen pinning on your Google Pixel to lock specific apps or your current screen when giving your device to another person. After screen pinning, users only access that PIN screen or app in their Pixel device. Anytime unpin screen pinning on your Google Pixel devices to swipe up and hold.
You can turn on the ask for unlock pattern before unpinning the app on your Pixel so other people can’t access your device and even unpin the screen. The user must unlock the device to use it again. Let’s see how to PIN an app on a Google phone.
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How to Use App Pinning in Your Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7, Pixel 7a, Pixel 6 Pro
You need to enable app pinning to lock the app or current screen on your Google Pixel devices:
How to Enable App Pinning on Google Pixel (Running the Android 14)
Swipe up from the bottom to open your Pixel’s app drawer and tap the Settings app.
Please scroll down to Security & privacy and tap it.
Again, scroll to the end of the screen and tap More Security & privacy in the Other settings section.
Scroll to the bottom and tap App pinning in the security section.
Toggle on Use app pinning and tap OK.
What Happens When App is Pinned on your Google Pixel?
- Pinned app may open other apps
- Personal data may be accessible (Use Guest Mode Instead of App Pinning to Secure your Data)
How to Use App Pinning on Google Pixel (Android 14): Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7, Pixel 7a, Pixel 6 Pro
Swipe up and hold to open the Recent apps on your Pixel devices.
Swipe the screen until you see the app you want to PIN or lock, and tap the App icon.
Tap Pin. Now lock that current screen or app in your Google Pixel device. You can access that screen on your device until you unpin the screen pinning feature.
How to Unpin App on Google Pixel (Android 14): Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7, Pixel 7a, Pixel 6 Pro
Swipe up & hold to unpin the app on your Pixel device. You can see the App Unpinned message on the screen.
And that’s all. Have you ever used the app pinning feature on your Google Pixel device? Do you like this feature? Please tell us in the comment section.