Android Feature Keeps Your Phone Safe When Kids Are Playing With it

May 2, 2017

Handing a child your mobile phone is gutsy move that can result in apps being erased, emails sent to random people or even worse, important data being erased.  The good news for Android phone users is that you can child-proof your phone.  It's called screen pinning and if you are running Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat or "o", you've already got it loaded. (Look under “Fingerprints & security.”) Turn it on, and then you can “pin” a single app to the screen whenever you like. Before you begrudgingly hand over your phone to little Johnny, hit the little square button (overview) that shows you all your open apps (left of the home button). At the bottom corner of each app is an icon with a little thumbtack or a down arrow. Tada!  Tap that pin on the app you want little Johnny to use and it pins the screen.  So little fingers cannot get out of the app with the usual back, home, or overview buttons. Getting out varies by phone manufacturer but the good news is that your phone will be safe from accidents, well most of them anyways!

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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