1. Home
  2. /
  3. Pin an Application to the Home Screen of the Galaxy Note 4

Pin an Application to the Home Screen of the Galaxy Note 4

You can pin an application to the screen of your Galaxy Note 4. 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, turn on Pin windows, 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. 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.

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 > Screen lock. 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.

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

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 the Recents key.

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

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

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

Unpin an Application

Touch and hold the Recents key and Back key on your device simultaneously.

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

Was this content helpful?

62 people found this helpful.
Samsung Customer Service

Samsung Customer Service

Need a repair for your Samsung Smartphone or Tablet?

Visit a Customer Service Location for hands-on service and expert advice.

How would you like to contact us?

Give us a call 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864)
Mon – Sun: 8AM – 12AM (EST) Printer support visit: hp.com/support/samsung

Chat with us

Live Chat support with a Samsung product expert.


Help with your order

Send us your inquiry and we will respond within 24 hours.

Social Support

Contact us on Twitter or Facebook and we'll reply with an answer to your question or issue.

Ask the Community

Browse answers, ask questions and get solutions from other Samsung customers.

Send us an Email

We’ll respond within 24 hours of your request.

Question about a promotion?

Learn more about Samsung promotions.