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How do I pin applications to the screen on my Samsung Galaxy Note5?

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. To pin an application, follow the steps below to turn on Pin windows, and then follow the steps to pin an application to the screen.

Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Turn On Pin Windows

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Scroll to and touch Lock screen and security.

    It may be necessary to touch the PERSONAL tab and then touch Lock screen and security.

  4. Touch Other security settings.

  5. Scroll to and touch Pin windows.

  6. Touch the slider OFF to turn Pin windows on.

    Samsung enable Pin windows

Screen Lock

If you do not have a secure screen lock turned on, you can turn one on to prevent access to the rest of your device if the application is unpinned.

• To change or turn off the screen lock, go to Settings > Lock screen and security > Screen lock type.
• Enter your pattern, PIN, password, or fingerprint and select a new screen lock type.

  1. Touch the slider OFF next to Use screen lock type to unpin to turn it on.

    Samsung enable Use screen lock type to unpin
  2. Touch the screen lock type you want to use, and follow the on-screen instructions for setting it up.

    Samsung select the Screen lock type

Pin an Application to the Screen

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

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

  1. Open the application you want to pin and touch Recent.

  2. Touch PIN in the bottom-right corner of the application window.

    Samsung touch PIN
  3. Review the information about pinning applications and touch START.

    Samsung touch START
  4. The application will pin to the screen, and your device will display the Application locked on screen message.

    Samsung app is pinned

Unpin an Application

Touch and hold Recent and Back on your device simultaneously.

Samsung touch and hold recent and back

The application will unpin from the screen, and your device will display the Application no longer locked on screen message.

If you set up a secure screen lock, you will need to unlock the device to access the application again.

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