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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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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Default user after reboot in multi-user CM 12.1

I setup a new user on my tablet in order to use it as a wall tablet with some smart home informations und buttons. Unfortunately after reboot the Owner is always the user who is started first. So I ...
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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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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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Multi-user option not available after modifying build.prop in Lollipop

I edited the build.prop file in /system/ as per Multi-user option not avilable in Android one after Lollipop update namely, adding two lines of code to the end of the file: fw.show_multiuserui=1 ...
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Show notifications for all users

If I am using a different user on my Android phone, notifications to the main user (owner) don't get shown until I switch back to that user. This might be for privacy reasons and such, but I see ...
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How to solve “The contact doesn't exist” problem on Android 5.0

I have a new Nextbook tablet that shows message "The contact doesn't exist" after tapping the user icon (top right of pull down menu). I am trying to change accounts, but I cant get to the user menu. ...
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Problem adding user profiles on asus zenpad z380 lollipop 5.0.2

I just bought an Asus Zenpad Z380, running on lollipop 5.0.2. I wanted to add another user/profile- but can't find the function anywhere. From what I read after I googled the question- one should be ...
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Multi-user option not avilable in Android one after Lollipop update

I have Karbonn Android one phone. It is updated to Lollipop 5.1. I read that multi-user option is available in Lollipop. But in Settings the Users option is not available. How can I enable it? Is it ...
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Activating Multi User on CM12.1 Android 5.1

I've done the edit to the build.prop fw.show_multiuserui=1 fw.max_users=5 I've done this on a tablet using CM12.1 (android 5.1) and it hasn't activated Multi User. Is there anything els that ...
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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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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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How to switch user profile based on password / lockscreen pattern

Currently, I have a family use tablet running on 4.2 Jellybean Model is Ainol Novo7 Flame, a cheap Nexus7 alternative. Nexus7 is quite expensive in my country on its release so I bought this one ...
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Switch between accounts in Android 4.2

I would like to know if it's possible to easily switch between two Google accounts in Nexus 4 running Android 4.2 JellyBean. For example, I have at the moment two Google accounts set up in the ...
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Android 5.0+ multi-user feature: how detailed can you set user restrictions?

I'm thinking about buying my first tablet in the near future. The main goal is to use it for very different parts of my daily life (private, university, two different music groups, some private ...
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What does `fw.max_users=1` do?

I'm looking to remove the guest feature from a Galaxy Tab S2 (5.1.1) for work. I was hoping I could get some clarification on what setting fw.max_users = 1 will do? I am looking to create a ...
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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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MAJOR PROBLEM WITH ANDROID 6.0 - using multiple user accounts.

having a problem. i created a new accounts, took some pictures that i did not want to mix up with my personal photos. Now i want to copy these photo to my pc and delete the account that i created. ...
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Use app drawer of Guest account in Owner Account

I recently found out about the Guest account on Android. When snooping around I found the app drawer of the Guest account much nicer than the standard app drawer. Does anyone know if it's possible ...
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Support for Multiple Users on same device

Is there such a thing as a "current user" on Android and a way to switch it? I'm interested in getting a Motorola Xoom and would like to share it with my wife when at home. For my Windows laptop we ...
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How to use multiple whatsapp, paytm, hike and more accounts in an Android phone? [duplicate]

How to use multiple whatsapp, paytm, hike and more accounts in an Android phone? Or any other android app which uses authenticated single user login apps.
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Is Lollipop limited to two users per device?

This is very nearly a duplicate of "Is Asus Memo Pad 8 limited to 2 users?," but I am having the same issue on a Moto G (1st gen). Is Lollipop limited to two users per device? When I tap on "+ Add ...
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Session logout on device with multiple users?

There is an option to switch between users, but there isn't an option to logout from an active user session. The background apps and services for inactive users (once logged in and switched out) ...
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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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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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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 to install a certificate to Work Profile user

I would like my app on Work Profile user (https://www.android.com/intl/en_us/work/) to connect to a server with a cert. Since Work Profile user shares Settings with Owner user, I installed a cert from ...
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Recover user profile image

Android 5 has options to have users, so multiple people can use the device. I had my Motorola G 2 set up to use multiple users, but it now only has one profile which would be nice to recover the ...
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User profile Freezes in Android Lollipop

I created a new user in my MotoG Android Lollipop and, sometimes while i'm in this new user, my actual aplication freezes by undetermined seconds, and sometimes minimizes the aplication. I only can ...
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How do I manage users on my HTC One with Android 5?

I have HTC One (M7) with Android 5.0.2 (the unlocked ROM 7.17.1540.7 from HTC website). I want to set up several user accounts. I've found two documented ways to do it: The one concerns Nexus and ...
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Unable to add restricted profile on Xperia Z2 tablet

I would like to add a restricted profile. I'm on an Xperia Z2 tablet (so not on a phone, where you can't use restricted profiles) running Android 5.0.2 and I'm the "Owner". When I go to Settings > ...
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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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setting up a restricted user — to not be too restrictive

I have a hudl2. I as trying to set it up. I have set up the owner profile. I am struggling to set up a usable second profile. If I set it as a normal user, then I think this user needs a google ...
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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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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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Creating multiple user accounts on the same terminal with Android 4.4.2

I need to create different user accounts on the same Android phone. Is it possible to do that with the Samsung Galaxy note 3 with Android 4.4.2. If yes how can you do that ?
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Set different languages for different users

I'd like to set different languages per user in my nexus 7 (Android 4.2), but the only option I've found for changing the language is system-wide, and applies to all the users. Is there any way I can ...
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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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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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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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How can I make files available to a restricted profile?

For example I have an emulator and I want the restricted profile to have access to the ROM directory but it seems like the restricted profile has it's own directory structure separate from admin. I ...