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How to use screen pinning in android 8.1 Oreo

Screen pinning feature is helpful to use only one specific app in your android Oreo devices you pin. By default turn off screen pinning in your android 8.0/8.1 Oreo devices. You’ll enable screen pinning in android Oreo using security & location settings. Let see how to enable and use screen pinning in android 8.1 Oreo devices.

When turn on screen pinning in android Oreo 8.1 device, you’ll use only current screen or app until unpin it. One of the most advantages of this feature is, whenever give your phone to other person, just pin the app the person wants to use your smartphone. Here I will show you complete process to use screen pinning in android 8.1 Oreo devices such as Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X etc.


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How to enable and use screen pinning in android 8.1 Oreo

To use screen pinning on android 8.0/8.1 Oreo, first of all make sure the screen pinning is turned on. Let see how to enable it.

Step 1: Go to settings in your android Oreo 8.0/8.1 devices

Step 2: Tap security & location

Android 8.0 Oreo screen pinning settings in Google Pixel XL

Step 3: Scroll down at the end of the page & tap Screen pinning

Turn off screen Pinning in android Oreo

By default turn off screen pinning in your Oreo devices.

Turn on screen pinning in android 8.0 Oreo

Step 4: Turn on toggle button

Now enable screen pinning in your device. Here you can see unlock pattern before unpinning option. By default enable this. If you don’t want to use unlock pattern before unpinning then disable it. After enable it, let see how to use screen pinning in your device.

How to use screen pinning on android Oreo 8.0/8.1:

Recent app to use screen pinning in android Oreo device

Step 1: Tap recent app button in your Oreo devices

You’ll see recent opened apps list.

Step 2: Find the screen you want to pin from recent apps

How to use screen pinning in android 8.1 Oreo

Step 3: Tap pin icon on screen

Screen Pinned in android 8.0 Oreo device

Step 4: Tap Got IT

Use screen pin on android Oreo 8.0 devices

You can see message on your Oreo screen: Screen pinned

Now selected screen in pinned. You can use only this pin related screen settings in your android Oreo devices.

Step 5: To unpin this screen, touch & hold back and overview buttons at a same time

Screen unpinned in android Oreo devices

Again see this message on screen: Screen unpinned

Now enjoy your android Oreo devices as regular use.

And that’s it. We hope this makes it clear how to use screen pinning in android 8.1 Oreo devices. If you have any kind of trouble, let us know in below comment box. Don’t miss out latest android 8.0 tips and tricks.

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