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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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 ...
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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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Non-root backup with multiple users (non-owner or secondary users)

I really did spend some time researching this and was surprised to not find any answers (this great thread doesn't address this problem at all.... I'm trying to recover from my unfortunate situation: ...
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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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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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Is there a way to log off from your Android 4.2 tablet user account?

One of the nice features introduced in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on tablet devices is the ability to create user accounts just like you do on desktop operating systems. However, as far as I can see, ...
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Transfer data from one user to another in 4.3

I have the Nexus 7, and I just updated to 4.3, and I'm creating restricted profiles for my kids. They use to play in my main profile, and they progressed a lot in several games and, when they access ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I set a user profile password in Jelly Bean 4.2?

Tablet's users will be able to use different profiles since JB 4.2, defined at system settings level (settings -> user profiles). How can I set a password for each profile?
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How to migrate 4.1 primary user's app data to new 4.2 secondary user?

My wife has been playing games (Angry Birds Star Wars if that makes a difference) on my Nexus 7 which I have just updated from 4.1 to 4.2. Android 4.2 lets you have multiple users on a single device, ...
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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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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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How to sign into another account in the gmail app on phone [duplicate]

Is it possible to sign into the Gmail app with a different username? I have one personal Gmail account and one business Gmail account but I can't figure out how to sign out of one and into another ...
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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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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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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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Multi User Backup

On a tablet I have a situation where I have multiple users with multiple accounts, and I am trying to have the phone's state backed up in such a way that if I upgrade the operating system, every ...
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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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multiuser considerations when lending a phone

Will be leaving my phone with the wife while she is abroad (she always buy the 99c phones via AT&T, and I fell for the lies on the Nexus... I am not much better but at least I can use other SIMs) ...
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Converting an existing user to a restricted profile

With Android 4.3 comes a new feature, restricted profiles. It allows creating new special "restricted" users, for which an admin user can control access to apps. However, in addition to my own admin ...
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A specific app works fine with tablet owner account, but crashes for other users

I've played Modern War on the owner account on my Nexus 7. It opens and works fine. But when I go to another user account and try to open the app it goes halfway through the upload then Force Closes. ...
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For pre-Android 4.3, if a tablet (or any device) has root, will all its user accounts have root access?

This question is for Android 4.2 and below. If a tablet (or any applicable Android device) has root, will all user accounts have root access? Will the SuperUser app also be installed for all users? ...
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Sharing files between users in 4.2.1

I have a Google Nexus 7, unrooted, running stock 4.2.1. I have set it up for two user and we seems to be enjoying it. Recently I ran into an issue about sharing files. In User1's account I copied few ...
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When using apps as a second user, why do new screens within apps open behind the main window?

I have just set up a second user account on my Nexus 10 (running stock 4.2.2) so that I can keep my work Exchange email account separated on the device. In this new account, the email app works fine ...
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How to create multiple user accounts with password for each in galaxy note 800 with Android 4.0.1?

I have recently bought Samsung galaxy note 800 (10.1") which has android 4.0.1 How to create multiple user account accounts with passwords on it?
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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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Updating apps in multi-user environment?

When you have multiple users, you have a different app collection for each one. However, it seems there's some intelligence to installing apps from the play store, in that the same app is only ...
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Add users not showing in Jelly Bean 4.2 on TF300

I have a Asus T300. After upgrading to 4.2 I added 3 users for my children. I need to add one more. At my owner account it is not showing add users any more. Does anyone know why?
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Many apps don't work for secondary accounts

I have a Google Nexus 7 that I share with my kids. I am the owner and created a second account for my child. I've found that many games work on my (the owners) account, but will not work on the ...
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How do you configure a Nexus 7/10 for family use

I'm considering getting one of the Nexus tablets for my family. I think the multi-user support is a great way to separate my apps from the kids games. But what I've read about the implementation of ...
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Is it possible to make 'admin' user apps available on other user accounts?

With 4.2 on my Nexus 7 I have a few separate user profiles. I have a number of kids games installed on my tablet admin account ('Rob'), with that account attached to a Play account. I'd like to make ...
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How to migrate applications to other user account without downloading the applications again?

I created a new user in Nexus 7 but it doesn't have any applications already installed in primary user. I don't want to move/share any app data like scores/progress. I want the apps/games to appear as ...
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Notifications from other user accounts not clearing?

I have made an account on my Nexus 7 for my mum, and she has set a password on it. Her GMail account syncs to it, and I sometimes see notifications on the screen when I am using my account. This ...
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Using the same apps for a second user in Nexus 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to migrate applications to other user account without downloading the applications again? I've created a second user on my Nexus 7 for my wife. Do I have to ...
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Cannot add users on Nexus 7

I recently purchased the Google Nexus 7 tablet running Android 4.2. This link describes how to manage multiple users on the same device. However the menu item "Users" does not exist on my table under ...
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Is it possible to have separate user accounts in an Android tablet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Support for Multiple Users on same device I would like to buy a tablet and share it with someone else, but I wouldn't like us to mess with one another's configuration, ...
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How to test multi-user feature of 4.2 JellyBean on Nexus 7 tablet emulator?

I know multi-user functionality is available in Android 4.2 JellyBean: I have gone through THIS and THIS. But I want to test this feature on my emulator and not on the actual device. My Questions: ...
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Is it possible to get multi-user support on Android with help from the boot manager?

I know that a common problem with Android tablets is that they lack multi-user support. I wonder if there isn't already a solution that allows me to select the user on boot by linking/moving/changing ...
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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 can I move application user data (user specific settings, savegames, …) to a different user?

I have a tablet with Android 4.2 and would like to copy/move the application user data (savegames, ...) from one user to another. I have root. Which directory do I need to move/copy. And do I have to ...
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Nexus 10 “shareable” part of Android 4.2?

One of the features of the new Nexus 10 is that it will be "shareable" which, from what I can tell, means that Android will be a multi-user OS. Exactly how Android will handle multiple users I don't ...
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Has anyone managed to use multi-user Jelly Bean with a softkeyboard? [closed]

After struggling with this for a while, I am under the impression that it is impossible to use a soft keyboard with Android Jelly Bean unless you are the Primary user (userId=0). Has anybody tried it ...