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How to Pin Apps in Android 9.0 Pie

How to Pin Apps in Android 9.0 Pie

It is always irritating when you hand over your phone to someone for a specific purpose and they end up going through other apps, messages, photos, and other personal data stored on it. Thankfully, you can get around this problem by using Screen Pinning. The feature first debuted with Android 5.0 Lollipop and is also present in Android 9.0 Pie, though just like before, it is buried deep inside the Settings menu.

Honor 8X: How to Lock Apps with Fingerprint Scanner and Face Unlock

Honor 8X: How to Lock Apps with Fingerprint Scanner and Face Unlock

Like every other Honor device, the Honor 8X is filled to the brim with useful features and customization options. One useful option in Emotion UI on Honor 8X is the ability to natively lock apps and then unlock them using the fingerprint scanner or face unlock.

Redmi Note 6 Pro: How to Lock Apps using Fingerprint Scanner

Redmi Note 6 Pro: How to Lock Apps using Fingerprint Scanner

The Redmi Note 6 Pro, just like Redmi Note 5,  features a fingerprint scanner at the rear which can be used to unlock the phone. That’s not all though. You can use it to unlock locked apps as well. Wondering how to do so? Read this guide.

Nokia 7.1/8.1: How to Lock Apps Using Fingerprint Scanner

Nokia 7.1/8.1: How to Lock Apps Using Fingerprint Scanner

The Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 8.1 are excellent mid-range Android One devices from HMD Global-owned Nokia. Since they are Android One certified phones, they run a stock build of Android 9.0 Pie which means they don’t offer any extra frills like being able to natively lock apps using the fingerprint scanner.

Redmi Note 6 Pro: How to Use Mi Remote to Control TV, AC, and Other Devices

Redmi Note 6 Pro: How to Use Mi Remote to Control TV, AC, and Other Devices

Xiaomi’s recently launched Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with the same set of features as the Redmi Note 5 Pro. This means the device also comes with a handy IR blaster at the top which one can use to control their TV, AC, music system, and other home appliances around them.

Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Redmi Note 5 Pro Specs Comparison

Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Redmi Note 5 Pro Specs Comparison

Last week, Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 6 Pro in India. The device is the successor to the massively popular Redmi Note 5 Pro and comes with an improved dual-camera setup. If you are wondering what the differences are between the Redmi Note 6 Pro and the Redmi Note 5 Pro, check out the spec comparison below. 

Redmi 6 Pro: How to Use Mi Remote to Control TV, AC, and Other Devices

Redmi 6 Pro: How to Use Mi Remote to Control TV, AC, and Other Devices

Xiaomi has always included something unique in their smartphones which appeals to mass. Infrared or IR blaster is one such feature included in most Xiaomi devices. The company’s latest budget wonder, the Redmi 6 Pro, is no exception to this rule and comes with an IR blaster. In this guide, we will show you how to use Mi Remote on Redmi 6 Pro to Control TV, AC, and other devices.

Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro: How to Lock Apps using Fingerprint Scanner

Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro: How to Lock Apps using Fingerprint Scanner

The Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro feature a fingerprint scanner at their rear which can be used to unlock the devices. That’s not all though, you can also use the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi 6 or Redmi 6 Pro to unlock your locked apps. Wondering how to do so? Read this guide.

Vivo V11 Pro: How To Lock Apps Using Face Unlock and Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo V11 Pro: How To Lock Apps Using Face Unlock and Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo V11 Pro comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and an infrared-based Face Unlock detection. Both of these security features allow you to secure your phones in multiple ways including the option to Lock/Unlock Apps.

The 20 Best Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro Hidden Tips and Tricks

The 20 Best Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro Hidden Tips and Tricks

Xiaomi recently launched its Redmi 6 series of smartphones in India which includes the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro. The handsets are running MIUI 9.6 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and offer plenty of customizations and features. If you recently got the Redmi 6 or Redmi 6 Pro, here is a list of the hidden tips and tricks for them.