Screen Pinning is a feature first introduced in Android 5.0 Lollipop. It is a handy feature and make it easy for you to give your phone to someone else without worrying about accessing your personal files by unauthorized third-party people. Galaxy S6 comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop Toucuwiz so it supports the Screen Pinning feature.
Screen Pinning it’s not like all other security feature because you don’t have to lock all the phone with a password, pattern, fingerprint scanner or any other security feature. It allows you to lock the phone to a single app and keep your personal stuff safe. So if anyone ask you to give your phone just to send a message or check their emails, you simply can lock the phone to the specific app.
If you do not trust to the other person who is asking to use your phone and in the same time you don’t want to be rude, Screen Pining is there for you. Lock the phone to a specific and the other person can’t use anything else expect the app you have pinned.
This sound awesome. You also can give the phone to you children without worrying that they will call someone or send a message by accidentally. To activate Screen Pinning on your Samsung Galaxy S6 simply go to Settings > Lock Screen and Security > Other Security Settings. Now look for an option called “pin windows”which is way down at the bottom.
If you tap on it, the app switcher will be open and you can pin any app from there. In the app switcher find the little pushpin icon in the lower right and tap on it. There you can secure the lock screen of your device. You can choose whatever you want to secure the screen like PIN, Pattern or even the fingerprint. So if you want to leave the pinned app the phone will ask you to enter the PIN or draw the pattern when leaving the application. This will ensure that only you can be able to unlock the phone and prevent other users accessing your personal files.