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What does recent apps "lock this task" do?

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miapuffia

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Hello,
This may be an obvious questions, but I'm struggling to find information on what this feature is.

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I thought it worked like pinning an app used to in previous versions of android, but this seemingly does nothing. I can still swipe away locked apps.
Searching for an answer brings up app pinning (aka kiosk mode - where a pin code is required) and the Good Lock app.

Android 11
ASUS ROG Phone 5
Stock ROM

Thank you
 

Mohamedkam000

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App Pinning is not enabled by default, App Lock keeps the app just where it is, it won't be cleared, swiped out, or gone without you unlocking it, even if you rebooted the device, it'll be there.

That's the superpowers of App Lock. The app can be killed, and normal battery optimisation runs on it, it'll just remain on recent apps screen, whether it is dead or alive.
 

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miapuffia

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Jul 22, 2013
49
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Razer Phone
ASUS ROG Phone 5
App Pinning is not enabled by default, App Lock keeps the app just where it is, it won't be cleared, swiped out, or gone without you unlocking it, even if you rebooted the device, it'll be there.

That's the superpowers of App Lock. The app can be killed, and normal battery optimisation runs on it, it'll just remain on recent apps screen, whether it is dead or alive.
What I'm saying is that App Lock does not prevent swiping away the app. Here's a video showing just that.

Edit: Added a better video
 

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