Hi Guys,

Did you know that you can pin an app’s screen to keep it in view until you unpin it? With the screen pinned, you can hand your phone to a friend, and they will only be able to use that app and will not be able to access any other application on your phone. To use your other apps again, you can unpin the screen by entering a password.

Follow these instructions to set it up for Android and iPhone.

For Android:

Turn on App Pinning:

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Security or Security & Location
  • Go to advanced
  • Go to App pinning
  • Turn on App pinning

How to Pin a screen:

  • Go to the screen you want to pin
  • Swipe up to the middle of your screen
  • At the top of the image, tap the app’s icon
  • Tap Pin

How to Unpin a screen:

  • Gesture navigation: Swipe up and hold.
  • 2-button navigation: Touch and hold Back and Home
  • 3-button navigation: Touch and hold Back and Overview
  • Enter your PIN

For iPhone, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Guided Access limits your device to a single app and lets you control which features are available. You can turn on Guided Access when you allow an untrusted person to use your device. Follow these instructions to set up Guided Access.

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Accessibility
  • Turn on Guided Access.
  • Tap Passcode Settings
  • Tap Set Guided Access Passcode.
  • Enter the passcode and re-enter it (You can also turn on Face ID or Touch ID to end a Guided Access session.

I hope this tip has been helpful to you, and as always, let us know if you need any help with anything.

Talk soon,

Max Roberts,
Incognito Privacy Care Team.