1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Somebody help me please

    I have android version 7.0, galaxy note 5 with T-Mobile and I can't find the lock recent apps functionality. I need this terribly. Considering downloading a Rom for a more recent version?? Though it should be on this one...

    So yeah there's simply no lock icon on the recent apps in the recent apps screen, there's no ellipse menu icon where you can choose to turn on the lock unlock feature. I've done a lot of searching in settings to no avail. Trying to figure out how to post a picture on here...
    01-30-2020 05:39 PM
  2. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    If we are thinking of the same feature, it may be called "app pinning". Try that phrase/wording in your documentation search.
    01-30-2020 05:44 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Are you just trying to prevent anyone from clearing out certain apps from the Recent Apps screen? Or are you habitually closing apps, and want to prevent apps from closing? With Android, it's actually not necessary nor advised to close apps out of RAM on a regular basis, unless a certain app is malfunctioning.

    Please register on this forum, which will allow you to engage in discussion more easily, as well as post images. https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...community.html
    01-30-2020 05:45 PM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    21h later.

    We obviously cannot help you properly if you don't respond.
    01-31-2020 03:32 PM
  5. sjrg0's Avatar
    definitely not app pinning. This is what I'm talking about https://www.techrepublic.com/article...ent-apps-lock/

    I am habitually closing apps - swiping them from the recent apps menu. I do that because I use the recent apps menu all the time so I like keeping it free of apps im not using (naturally). From what I gather android 7.0 (nougat?) should have this feature...
    02-01-2020 01:49 AM
  6. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    I don't recall there being any such feature on my LG phones.
    It is possible that some phone makers opted not to support the feature.
    It is also possible I just don't remember the feature.
    My LG V30 running Android 9 does not have this feature.
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    02-01-2020 03:04 PM
  7. sjrg0's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy so it's a Samsung! I believe it should be on there...?
    02-01-2020 10:39 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy so it's a Samsung! I believe it should be on there...?
    Long press the recent app and choose lock it and do same for others you want
    02-01-2020 10:42 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    02-01-2020 10:46 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Its handy when you lock it stays in your recent apps until unlocked
    02-01-2020 10:48 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    I don't recall there being any such feature on my LG phones.
    It is possible that some phone makers opted not to support the feature.
    It is also possible I just don't remember the feature.
    My LG V30 running Android 9 does not have this feature.
    Yours should have that
    02-01-2020 10:51 PM
  12. sjrg0's Avatar
    Sadly doesn't work. Here's a screenshot of my recent apps screen, and one when I'm long pressing a recent app.
    https://imgur.com/a/G40nCPr
    https://imgur.com/a/2OsqjIh
    02-01-2020 10:51 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    Sadly doesn't work. Here's a screenshot of my recent apps screen, and one when I'm long pressing a recent app.
    https://imgur.com/a/G40nCPr
    https://imgur.com/a/2OsqjIh
    Tap the clock icon or long press it
    02-01-2020 10:53 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    Try on either side of the recent app card that's there
    02-01-2020 10:56 PM
  15. sjrg0's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply man. When I tap it does nothing, when i long press this exclamation point icon shows up
    https://imgur.com/a/xux6SYY
    When i select that it takes me here, which doesn't have the option i need
    https://imgur.com/a/PK5rWQG
    mustang7757 likes this.
    02-01-2020 11:00 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply man. When I tap it does nothing, when i long press this exclamation point icon shows up
    https://imgur.com/a/xux6SYY
    When i select that it takes me here, which doesn't have the option i need
    https://imgur.com/a/PK5rWQG
    When you open recent apps top right corner you have 3 dots tap see if lock is there ?
    02-01-2020 11:03 PM
  17. sjrg0's Avatar
    can't find 3 dots on my screen, if you click the images i sent you can see that!
    02-02-2020 02:18 AM
  18. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Yours should have that
    My bad, it does have it. I was misinterpreting the icons. :-(
    Both the screen pinning and list locking use a variation of the thumb tack icon on my V30.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    02-02-2020 07:25 AM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    can't find 3 dots on my screen, if you click the images i sent you can see that!
    That's strange , that's how it's been in the past on older Android versions.
    02-02-2020 09:11 AM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    My bad, it does have it. I was misinterpreting the icons. :-(
    Both the screen pinning and list locking use a variation of the thumb tack icon on my V30.
    It's a underrated feature that comes in handy , won't leave your recent apps even if you clear it out or if Android system cleans ram automatically.
    ManiacJoe likes this.
    02-02-2020 09:13 AM

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