1. Tatooine_Star's Avatar
    Can anyone please help?
    My 3 year old disabled Son is learning to use a nexus 7.
    He is unable to talk or understand speech due to developmental difficulties.
    He uses children's learning apps, but has trouble as he tends to swipe move than tap the screen.
    This leads to the main OS menu appearing at the bottom of the screen, showing the back, Home, and recent icons, which he then accidentally touches and closes out of the app. I know that this function to show the menu is standard and correct, and many of the apps themselves have mistapping button locks, but these only work for buttons within the app, not the OS.

    Does anyone know of a setting in Android 5.0.2 to change this menu show function so that the menu is not easily activated? Or can recommend an app that changes this for me?

    Would be very appreciative, thanks in advance.
    02-17-2015 01:57 AM
  2. ETPhoneHomeT's Avatar
    That's a new Lollipop feature called screen pinning.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-17-2015 04:31 PM
  3. Tatooine_Star's Avatar
    Thanks, found the screen pinning option and tried it. Unfortunately it crashes the tablet and causes a restart every time I try to exit the screen pinning on the chosen app. Shame, as it worked fine when pinned.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-17-2015 05:47 PM
  4. jnbarth's Avatar
    Try "Kid Mode" published by zoodles. I put it on the grandkids tablets and it keeps them confined to "grandpa approved" apps that can be configured. A "password" keeps them away from android (so far anyway).

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-17-2015 07:19 PM

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