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.
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
Step 3: Scroll down at the end of the page & tap Screen pinning
By default turn off screen pinning in your Oreo devices.
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:
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
Step 3: Tap pin icon on screen
Step 4: Tap Got IT
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
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.