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If you have an Android phone, you may be making a major security mistake.

Every time you hand your phone to someone, you’re taking a risk, but there’s a trick that makes it much safer.

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You can pin apps so your friends can’t roam freely around your phoneCredit: Google / Android / TikTok / @chillrogg

There are many reasons to let someone use your phone.

Maybe you’re trying to show off a great photo, a cool new app, or a hilarious text message.

But you might not necessarily want that person to roam freely on your phone.

Luckily, TikTok tech genius @chillrogg has revealed a brilliant solution to this problem.

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On Android phones, it is possible to lock a user to a specific app.

This means you can quickly lock an app before handing your phone to someone.

Setup only takes a few seconds once you activate the feature.

But you’ll have to make a habit of doing it when you pass your phone.

How to Lock an Android App on Your Screen

First, go to the Settings app on your Android phone.

Next, scroll down to Biometrics and Security.

Now scroll down again and tap Other security settings.

Once you are there, scroll down and enable Pin Windows.

Now check your app tray and hold the icon to bring up a context menu.

Then you can choose Pin this app.

This means that the person you give your phone to cannot leave that specific app.

The only way out is to swipe up and unlock your phone again.

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This means that you will need to enter your passcode, fingerprint or facial recognition.

It’s a very simple way to protect your apps from prying eyes.

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