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How to Use Screen Pinning in Android 8.1 (Oreo)

Last Updated on June 6, 2023 by Bestusefultips

Let’s see how to enable and use screen pinning in Android 8.1 Oreo devices. A Screen pinning feature helps use only specific apps in your Android Oreo 8.1. When turning on the screen pinning, you’ll use only the current screen or app until you unpin it. One of the most advantages of this feature is whenever you give your phone to another person, pin the app the person wants to use your smartphone. By default, turn off screen pinning on your Android devices. You’ll enable screen pinning on Android phones using security & location settings.

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How to Enable and Use Screen Pinning in Android 8.1

To use screen pinning Oreo, make sure the screen pinning is turned on. Let’s see how to enable it.

How to Enable Screen Pinning on Android 8.1

Step 1: Go to Settings on your Android 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 devices.

Turn on screen pinning in android 8.0 Oreo

Step 4: Toggle on On.

Now, enable screen pinning on your device. Here you can see unlock pattern before unpinning option. If you don’t want to use unlock pattern before unpinning, disable it. After enabling it, let’s see how to use screen pinning on your device.

How to Use Screen Pinning on Android 8.1/8.0 (Oreo)

Recent app to use screen pinning in android Oreo device

Step 1: Tap the Recent app button on your devices.

You’ll see the recently opened apps list.

Step 2: Find the App or Screen you want to pin from recent apps.

How to use screen pinning in android 8.1 Oreo

Step 3: Tap the Pin icon at the bottom right corner of the 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 a message on your Oreo screen: Screen pinned

Now the selected screen is pinned. You can use only these pin-related screen settings on your Android devices.

How to Unpin Screen on Android 8

To unpin this screen, touch & hold back and overview buttons simultaneously.

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 devices. If you have any trouble, let us know in below comment box. Don’t miss out to check the latest Android tips and tricks.

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