Pin and Unpin Screens on HTC One M8
Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng
Hello and welcome to VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to pin and unpin a screen on an HTC One M8.
To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the power button located on top of the phone. Once the phone has been activated we will see the lock screen.
To unlock the phone, swipe the screen up. Once the phone has been unlocked we will see the home screen, and at the bottom we will see 5 icons.
Find a screen to pin. To do that, we're going to open the applications folder using the icon at the bottom, in the middle. It is a grid of small white dots.
We're now going to open a random application, "Stocks". We want to pin this to the HTC One M8, but we can't pin it directly from the application. There is no menu that allows us to pin or unpin. What we need to do is enter the recent applications section.
We can do that by pressing the icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. It has a white outline of a square with another one behind it. This will open up our recent applications.
If we press down on the screen and scroll, we will see all of our recent applications. We can see the Stocks application at the bottom.
We need to press the pin icon in the bottom right-hand corner. It's a turquoise circle with a white pin.
We need to confirm this choice by pressing "START". It says, "Use screen pinning? Screen pinning locks the display in a single view. To unpin, touch and hold Back and Recent Apps at the same time.
At the bottom, it will say "Screen pinned". The screen is stuck and will not move. Even if we press the back button in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen, nothing will happen.
It will give us an alert at the bottom telling us how to unpin the screen. "To unpin this screen, touch and hold Back and Recent Apps at the same time". Screen pinning is very useful if we just want to focus on one thing.
To unpin, as it said, press the back button and recent apps button at the bottom. The back arrow is in the bottom left-hand corner and the recent apps button is in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
Hold them down until it says "Screen unpinned". An important thing to mention is that we can only pin the first application in the recent apps.
If we want to pin one of these screens, we have to close applications until we arrive at the application we want to pin. We could also open the application we want to pin so that it will be the first one in the list.
This concludes the tutorial on how to pin and unpin a screen on an HTC One M8. If you have any questions or comments about this video, or about the process that you have seen in this video, then please leave them in the comment section below, and we will answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
Video: Pin and Unpin Screens on HTC One M8
Recent edits by: Crystal, Thor