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How to pin an application on mobile devices

Have you ever needed to lend your phone or tablet to someone else and were you 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 in the case of iOS it even allows you to control which functions of the app are available when activated, such as locking the touch panel, deactivating the keyboard, deactivating the volume buttons, the move, 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 be able to prevent them from raising the volume or changing the video or pressing on the screen 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, we will make sure that they will not be able to gossip on our device.

Depending on the operating system and manufacturer, this function has different names but at the end of the day they perform practically the same functions, in iPhone and iPad devices they are called “Guided Access”, in devices with pure Android they are called “Screen pinning”, on Samsung devices with its “One UI” customization layer it is called “Pin windows” and on Huawei it is called “Screen pinning”.