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This is available for phones starting in Android 5.0 (Lollipop): http://www.android.com/versions/lollipop-5-0/ And for tablets starting in Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean): http://developer.android.com/about/versions/jelly-bean.html#42-multiuser http://www.android.com/versions/jelly-bean-4-2/ As Tatjana Heuser mentioned, it's also available as hidden ...


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Holding the power button brings up the "power options" menu. In there you can choose the profile.


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This is due to a limitation of GMail more than anything. GMail only supports contact icons with a resolution of 64×64, while ICS supports up to 256×256. When you give a contact an icon, Android uploads that new contact icon to GMail... which then promptly downscales it. ...And then Android thinks you changed it to the low-res icon and uses that instead of ...


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Yes, you'll have to manually switch to Home profile when you come back home. Its what you can find in classic mobile phones. If you want to automate it, there're plenty of apps for that: Tasker+Profile4Tasker (paid), AutomateIt (free), Llama (free), Locale+Profile4Tasker (paid)


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Supporting multiple users has been discussed before, and I think that it is something that is needed as well. If I buy a tablet, and set it up for my email, calendar, etc. I don't want that device to be a community device. Which would mean that multiple tablets would be needed in a family household. A problem with being able to support multiple users is the ...


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SwitchMe app just appeared featuring profiles for root users. The free version is able to manage 2 profiles. In order to manage more profiles you need to buy the key for around 3$. SwitchMe needs, not surprisingly, root. SwitchMe is a unique application for root users that allows you to log in and out of multiple installations of Android just as you ...


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The 'Power Control' widget has five buttons for turning various functions on and off - including one controlling updating of applications (the circular one with two arrows on it). You can add this widget by long pressing (press and hold) somewhere on your home screen, then selecting 'Widget' from the menu that pops up, then 'Power Control'. I believe that if ...


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Go into the People or Contacts app. At the top of the list is a heading Me with a special item to Set up my profile. Click that item and it takes you to the "New contact" screen. On this screen, to the right of the "name" field, there's a little grey "contact icon" box. If you click that you can replace the photo with a picture from the Gallery or by taking ...


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Check out Locale (more expensive, but easier to use) or Tasker (less expensive, more complicated to use/more configurable).


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The Setting Profiles app can do that. From their site: What if I don’t want to miss an important call while I’m on mute? You can overwrite current sound settings with a rule based on Incoming Call condition. Here is how to: Create a new rule Add Incoming Call condition and set it to your preferred contacts group (like VIP or Family) ...


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Try Tasker! It does this and much much more :) Developer website: http://tasker.dinglisch.net/ Android market: https://market.android.com/details?id=net.dinglisch.android.taskerm If the learning curve is a little steep for you I'd suggest "Setting Profile" even if less powerful than tasker. Also "Locale" could be of help. I think you need to combine more ...


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The free app android llama can do this. Best of all it is not required to use the energy-expensive gps-receiver but can do the same also with "wlan-ids-in-reach" and "cell-phone-masts-in-reach" as alternative.


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What you're referring to are called HTC Scenes (Hero Scenes link). Off the top of my head I don't know of anything like that and only HTC devices have the HTC Scenes. I just did a quick search of the market and didn't come up with anything so my initial guess is: No, there is nothing like that currently. You would either need a Sense-based custom ROM (not ...


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You don't say which Lenovo tablet you bought, but according to this review Lenovo have disabled multiple user profiles on their Yoga 10 tablet in Android 4.2, but may be re-enabling the feature when they update to 4.3: The Lenovo Yoga Tablet launches on the Android 4.2.2 operating system, which brings most of Jelly Bean's goodness - that candy-based ...


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With the update to 4.1.2, multiple user profiles can be configured. There's some documentation on xda: Switch User Profiles on Jelly Bean Discussion Application (needs root) Application SwitchMe (doesn't need root) and works starting 2.1, so this is probably what the OP might be looking for. In JellyBean, according to XDA, using the commands (need root, ...


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I'll admit this isn't a great solution, but in case it helps somebody, Titanium Backup has very limited support for this: http://matrixrewriter.com/wiki/tiki-index.php?page=TB+-+HOWTOs#How_to_use_the_multi-user_data_profiles_feature_Pro_version_TB_4.0.0_or_above_:


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Tasker is your best bet for this kind of thing. It will allow you to setup powerful profiles for the kinds of tasks that you are wanting and will allow you to run scripts as well. It should be noted that a change that came with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) restricted the ability to manipulate the GPS settings without Root, so Root would be required if you want ...


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There is an app called Devide by Enterproid that may do the trick. It's meant to be for deploying in a work environment so that a user can have a work profile and a personal profile on the phone, each separate and secure with different settings and apps specific to the work or personal environment. I don't see why it wouldn't work with two different ...


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You can try apps like tasker and localefor this. They are paid app though.


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As listed in http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/EndUser.Profiles (already mentioned), the only support for automatic switching provided out-of-the-box with CyanogenMod is via Clock (Alarms) application. Each alarm can also trigger a profile change. For WiFi-, location-, etc- based changes you'd have to use other options. Some of them are also listed on the above ...


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Let's get one thing clear, the contact resolution is still too damn low, even after the "fix" for 4.1 where the pictures were slightly enlarged. As of now, there's only one workaround if you want crisp contact pictures. Create a folder with high resolution contact pictures. It's a great idea to backup this folder to Dropbox or similar, you don't want to ...


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I'm not sure if your issue is the one I'm addressing: Gmail doesn't save anything bigger than 96x96. So when your contacts are synced with Gmail, they are downsized. If you wipe your phone and re-sync, the 96x96 photos will be downloaded to your phone. I couldn't find any solution but to write my own app, which uploads the high quality photos to picasaweb ...


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Apparently, this is fixed as of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: See the API Overview for Jelly Bean and you find this: Large photos Android now supports high resolution photos for contacts. Now, when you push a photo into a contact record, the system processes it into both a 96x96 thumbnail (as it has previously) and a 256x256 "display photo" that's stored in a ...


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Profiles are just a way to change a bunch of settings at once. By long-pressing the power button and tapping ring/vibrate/silent (below airplane mode) you change a single setting however: The ringing behaviour. The profiles work slightly different to what you expect. You most probably forgot to enable some switches of the standard profile, most of them are ...


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There's two ways of doing this: The intents used can be searched throughout the entire source of CM available on github, notably frameworks/base/core/res/AndroidManifest.xml and general grep ping of the source. adb shell dumpsys | grep "Action: \"android.intent.action" The second option is the easiest - from AOSP here's a list of the intents... the ...


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In my ICS (on LG Swift hardware) the switch to "ring" profile occured on every answered call during daytime. Somebody else at Polish LG forum complained about switching to "quiet" at night. SOLVED: After some reading and a simple experiment I found that it is the system app to switch profiles for the nighttime (settings->sounds->"silence time" in my LG). ...


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You can specify quite a bit of logic in just the contexts. Having a profile with multiple contexts would be the easiest way to accomplish this. Remember that all contexts have to be met sequentially before the task(s) will fire. Also, the Wifi Connected context will accept multiple SSIDs by using pattern matching. In this case a / equals logical OR. Try the ...


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The one you want is Event->Phone Ringing. The State->Phone Call would not activate until you've answered the call. Event Profiles activate and deactivate rather quickly so you probably wouldn't see it if you were trying to watch for the green active color. However, you mentioned that it did not even set a variable through a test task. Were you using a ...


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What worked for me was going onto my PC, opening Gmail contacts, and deleting the contact photos one by one. Then voila, the non-compressed pictures are back on my Android.


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You can try my app HomeProfile, too. It changes your sound profile when your device connects with a specific WiFi or when it is disconnected from it.



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