Multi-user is a term that defines an operating system, computer program, or a game that allows use by more than one users of the same computer at the same time. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean brought multi-user support to Android tablets.

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Multi user option not avilable in Android one after lolipop update

I have karbonn android one phone. It is updated to lolipop 5.1 . I read that multi user option available in Lolipop. But in settings the users option not available. How can i enable it ? or is it not ...
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Do applications run in user profiles that are not active / run in background profiles?

I configured 3 user profiles with each their own google account on my device (Nexus 5 with Android 5.1). When I switch the user profiles, do the applications keep running in the user profiles that ...
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How to find out currently running user name/ID from ADB

I am having Nexus 7 running multiple users. I am trying to find out which is currently running user using ADB. The best I could get so far was to check legacy directory linking which is either linked ...
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How can I transfer apps from one profile to another on my tablet?

I have just bought a tablet to be used by the whole family. I downloaded some apps and games, and then set up two more users. Neither have, nor want, a Google account. (In fact our son is too young ...
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Why don't I have a “users” setting? How to enable?

I've been fighting with this for over a year now. I keep finding instructions that say to go to Settings and click Users. I read that this setting is available on ALL 4.2+ tablets, but not some ...
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How do I switch between multiple users in KitKat via Lockscreen?

I am using CynogenMod CM11 R22 on Xiaomi Redmi 1S phone. I enabled multiple users using adb: cd /system pm get-max-users setprop fw.max_users 3 echo "" >> build.prop echo "#" >> ...
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Stuck at boot screen after adding multi-user account

I attempted to add a multi-user account to my device, and after it automatically restarted, it has been stuck in the boot loading sequence. I tried un plugging it and running over night, it simply ran ...
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Allow access to files and apps to users in android L

I have a Nexus 5, rooted with custom kernel ElementalX. I want to allow a normal user to have access to all my pictures and songs. How to grant access to the user?
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Does switching user accounts in Lollipop affect battery life or performance?

I recently updated my Moto G2 to Android Lollipop via OTA update. I've successfully installed the update(around 500mb i guess). I saw the new feature of adding new Guest and New user acccounts just ...
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How to get access to administrative accounts on Android?

Please forgive the basic nature of this question. Android is based on Linux, and Linux is a multi-user OS. As I understand it, every version or distribution of Linux must have at least one admin ...
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Developer option not appearing on mutli-user lollipop? [duplicate]

I have moto g with lollipop update 5.0.2. I would like to share my phone with my colleague who develops an app. To hide personal information, I created a new user 'test' and switched to 'test', but ...
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Can I share a folder between user profiles?

I have a tablet running Lollipop and two user profiles (owner and other). Is it possible to create a folder that both profiles can both read from and write to?
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Apps installing improperly on second user account on Samsung Tab Pro 8.4 tablet

I have a Samsung Tab Pro 8.4 running Android 4.4.2. I have setup two user accounts for myself and my wife. We've been primarily using the main "owner" account with great success installing apps from ...
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Install multiple user accounts on kitkat 4.4.2

I have an Azpen A1040 and it did not come with the ability to have multiple device user accounts, which is less than desired because this tablet is shared in my household. I rooted my tablet, but I ...
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Android device does not respond to touch or buttons but is controllable with adb

Running a rooted OnePlus One with Cyanogenmod 11S. I am trying to enable multiple user support. By editing build.prop I was able to add new users and even switch to the new user I created. The ...
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Multiple users and app settings for apps installed on both accounts

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (SM-T520) running (stock) Android 4.4.2. There are two users set up on the tablet. In most cases, everything works well. However, there are a few apps that I ...
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Can multiple user profiles see each others' data or photos?

Some specific cases: What about browsing the drive when connected to a computer via USB? Is the owner profile able to see other users' data or photos? In my basic tests, it seems that the user ...
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Allow restricted account to use app from a 3rd account [duplicate]

How do I allow restricted account to use app from a 3rd account? I basically have 3 users setup, mum, dad, and kids. The mum account is the master one. I have installed an app in the dad account. How ...
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How can I access multiple user spaces from adb?

I am running KitKat on a tablet with two users: primary (owner) and secondary. I need to access a file generated by an app of the secondary user. When I plug the tablet into my (Ubuntu) desktop via ...
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Is there any way to share data(not through cloud) between multiple users in lollipop nexus 4 device

Is there any way to share data(not through cloud) between multiple users in lollipop nexus 4 device, I tried with android/obb and other folders but without any success in lollipop version. Kindly ...
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Is Asus Memo Pad 8 limited to 2 users?

Asus Memo Pad 8 tablet, running KitKat 4.4.2, doesn't allow me to create a third user. Is this an undocumented 2 user limit or is there a bug in the Settings app? Is there any workaround?
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How notifications work with multiple users?

When there are multiple users in an Android device, how the notifications work? The notifications are simultaneous for all users? There are only notifications for the active user and notifications ...
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Can I run the same app simultaneously with two users?

In Android 5.0, can the same app run simultaneously under multiple users?
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Grant access to the phone to additional users

I have a rooted Nexus 5 with multi users enabled (with gravity kk). This is great except when I receive calls or SMS... only the account marked as "owner" receives it. The most frustrating is that ...
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How to switch users without sleep?

I have a new 2013 Nexus tablet running Android 4.4.2. I like that it supports multiple user profiles, but the only way I have found to switch profiles is to put the tablet to sleep by pushing the ...
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Can I use a separate profile for corporate security requirements on KitKat?

I tried adding my corporate Exchange user to my KitKat tablet, so I can sync email and calendar. The security policy page that came up states the admins in my company will be allowed to block my ...
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How to backup applications' data from second or subsequent user of a currently non-rooted device?

Primary question: given a non-rooted 4.2.2 device which has second user added and used for awhile, is there any way to backup or otherwise safe the application's data of that second (or third etc.) ...
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How to delete or re-associate duplicate internal storage

I had 2 seperate accounts on my Nexus 7 (2012). Over the time it became sluggish and I decided to completly wipe it once and start fresh. After formatting system, data, cache and dalvik and ...
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What are the differences between the two Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0" models?

I have just got a new Samsung GALAXY Tab 4 7.0" (SM-T230NU). What is the difference (or improvements) between the 'stock' SM-T230 model GALAXY Tab 4 7.0" and the 'newer' SM-T230NU, recently released ...
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Where is user/group id info stored on Android and how do I inerpret it?

I have been wondering for quite some time now; where does Android store it's user and group id information? For instance, on standard Linux, user and group information is stored in /etc/passwd and ...
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File transfer with multiple users

On a rooted Nexus 7 (2013), I have set up a second user. When I plug the usb cable to my mac, I can see all the files for the main user (using the Android File Transfer app from Google). However, ...
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Android 4.4.x - block software access for user

I want to setup as "Admin" the tablet and like to have an "User", who don't has access to the setting and/or Google Play. It means, I want to ban some features and software access. Maybe for this ...
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How can I access the emulated sdcard for another user on a rooted nexus 10

Is it possible to access other user's emulated sdcard storage on a rooted Nexus 10? I have 3 users set up. If I log in as the primary user, I would expect to see /storage/emulated/10 (and 11) as well ...
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Cannot install separate user account profiles on Fusion tablet running Android 4.4.2

We have a Samsung Chromebook and a Nexus 7 in the house that both allow us to set-up distinct different user accounts on them which we find most useful. We have just acquired a new non-brandname ...
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Can somebody explain how multi-user is implemented in android 4.4

Can somebody please help in giving information on how multi-user partition is achieved on android 4.4. I was digging into 4.4 code specific to creating multiple users. There is class called ...
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Separate user accounts on one Android device

I just bought a Samsung Note 2. My mom uses it when we are in India, but I use it when we are in the U.S. Is there a way to have two separate accounts so that our apps don't get mixed up? I'd like to ...
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Multiple Users in Android 4.0.4

I have a Toshiba Thrive AT105 running on Android 4.0.4. I wish to use the multiple users function on it to share it with other users. Can this be done on Android 4.0.4? If not, how can I upgrade ...
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Mount external SD-card for the secondary user

When I create a new user on my Asus MemMO Pad 10 (in addition to the existing primary user), the new user does not "see" the external SD card (I've tried a 64gb Micro-SDXC/exFAT and a 2gb ...
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Execution problem with secondary user on nexus 7 2013

I have created 2 more users on my Nexus 2013. The problem with these 2 non-administrator users is, I can not run a lot of apps which work fine on admin user (ex ilmeteo.it - "Baby bus" children ...
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Given that every application runs as a separate user, what happens when you want to add a new user account?

According to this, every application in Android runs as a separate kernel-level user, with a unique user ID and group ID. So, what happens under the hood when you add a new user (e.g. to your shared ...
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Allowing app installs from “unknown sources” for Secondary Users on Android 4.4.2

I see that "Unknown Sources" under Settings → Security on Android 4.4.2 is greyed out (I can't enable it) for my Secondary user on my Nexus 7, Is it expected behavior? Is there any way to enable it?
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Google play paid apps not working on daughters tablet

My daughter received an ASUS Memo pad 7 for Christmas, I set myself up as the main 'owner' and added her as a user and set up her own separate gmail account so she can download apps, etc. I ...
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Is there a way to switch Android users from the command line?

Using the following command, I managed to enable multi-user mode in an Android device that doesn't officicially support it: adb shell setprop fw.max_users 4. For good measure I also added the ...
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How to change the order of the users on the lock screen?

I have setup a tablet for my 2yo son. I am the primary user, with root access, etc. Because of this, I am the first user on the lock screen. I would prefer if the tablet defaulted to his user account, ...
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multiple user for Android

I have a Le Pan Mini with Android 4.2.2. It's obviously not the greatest device but it's what I could afford and most importantly it has 4.2 which is supposed to support multiple users. But it ...
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How does Android multiuser system work?

If each app on Android gets its own UID, then how are phone users identifed? Do they own some different UID or something? Or are they in special group "users"?
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Android tablet separate user account - app installed once or multiple times?

Today I bought a tablet Samsung Nexus 10, it came with latest Android 4.3 installed. Android 4.2 and higher supports multiple user accounts which is awsome. My question is, if let's say I have ...
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Developer options for a second user on Android 4.3

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) edition with Jelly Bean and set up several user accounts. I have enabled developer options on one account (clicking Settings::About tablet::Build number 7 times) and everything ...
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How to move apps from old Nexus7 to the new one? (multi users)

I bought a new Nexus7 and now I'd like to move a few games from my old Nexus7 to the new one. On the old and new device I have two users. (if it matters anything) I tried a few ways...at first I ...
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where is a restricted user's home directory for Nexus 7 (2013 - JB 4.3)

Background: I have a rooted Google Nexus 7 (2013 - FLO) tablet, which I love. I have created 2 restricted user accounts for each of my kids. They both love Minecraft, and with restricted user ...