Galaxy S6: How to pin applications to the screen?

Last Update date : Sep 21. 2020

You can pin an application to the screen of your device. This feature locks your device so the person using it has access to only the pinned application. Pinning an application also prevents other applications and features from causing interruptions, and it keeps you from accidentally exiting the application.

Turn on Pin Windows

1 From the Home Screen, tap Apps then select Settings
2 Tap Lock Screen and Security
3 Scroll to and touch Pin windows.
4 Touch the slider to turn Pin windows on.

Pin an application to the screen

With the Pin windows feature turned on, you can pin an application to your screen.

Note: Calling, messaging, and other functions may not be available while an application is pinned to the screen. Access to other applications will be prevented.

1 Open the application you want to pin and touch the Recents key.
2 Touch the Pin icon (in the bottom-right corner of the application window).
Pin icon
3 Review the information about pinning applications and tap START.
Start
4 The application will pin to the screen, and your device will display the "Application locked on screen" message.
Application Locked on screen

Unpin an application

1 Tap and hold the Recents key and Back key on your device simultaneously.
Recent and Back Key
2 The application will unpin from the screen, and your device will display the "Application no longer locked on screen" message.
"Application no longer locked on screen"

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