1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I just updated my Lenovo tab 4 8 from Android version 7 to Android version 8 Oreo. Now there is no recent apps lock which is quite frustrating. does anyone know if there is a method of activating this on Oreo?
    01-16-2019 12:52 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! What do you mean by recent apps lock? Do you mean disabling the Recent Apps button?
    01-16-2019 02:37 AM
  3. Piemonte Tim's Avatar
    "B. Diddy
    Senior Ambassador
    Welcome to Android Central! What do you mean by recent apps lock? Do you mean disabling the Recent Apps button?"

    My Lenovo using Android 7 was able to lock the recent apps (or intents) by using a lock/unlock icon on the top bar of the displayed app. Hence if you wiped all the recent apps, it would leave the locked ones. But after upgrading to Android 8 the lock/unlock icon is no longer there.

    It may be a problem with Lenovo software as my wifes Huawei phone running on Android 8 has this lock unlock function.

    https://www.techrepublic.com/article...ent-apps-lock/
    01-16-2019 02:21 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Oh, I see. That's not a native feature of Android (i.e., it's not available on Google devices like Pixel or Nexus devices), so it's a modification the manufacturer made. They presumably decided to get rid of it with the Oreo update.
    hallux likes this.
    01-16-2019 02:53 PM

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