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Have you ever needed to lend your phone or tablet to someone else and were afraid they might gossip or change a setting? In that case, what you need is a very useful function added to Android devices from version 9 of the operating system and iOS devices updated to the latest versions of the operating system.
This function limits the use of the device to a single application, and on iOS devices, it even allows you to control which functions of the app are available when activated. For example, you can lock the touch panel, deactivate the keyboard, deactivate the volume buttons, search the dictionary, and set a time limit.
With this function, you will be able to lend the device to a child without fear that they will leave the application or game that they have open. You will also be able to prevent them from raising the volume or changing the video, or pressing on the screen and causing an uncomfortable or dangerous situation.
It is also useful to let someone else use your terminal if they want to see a photo or video or try an application. This way, you can make sure they will not be able to gossip on your device.
Depending on the operating system and manufacturer, this function has different names, but they all perform practically the same functions. On iPhone and iPad devices, it is called “Guided Access”; on devices with pure Android, it is called “Screen pinning”; on Samsung devices with its “One UI” customization layer, it is called “Pin windows”; and on Huawei devices, it is called “Screen pinning”.