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:



I have rebooted and nothing seems to have changed (i.e., there is no user icon in the swipe-down screen)

I checked and the lines of code are indeed in the build.prop file. I'm running 5.1.1 on a Lenovo Yoga TAB 3

Any ideas..? Thanks in advance!

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    What does adb shell pm get-max-users give after making changes in build.prop and rebooting the device? Do you see an option named Users under Settings app?
    – Firelord
    Commented Dec 1, 2015 at 2:32
  • Have you created a new user and enabled a lock screen? I'm guessing without those you won't see any place to change user until you do.
    – user144803
    Commented Jan 5, 2016 at 16:09

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I had a similar issue and searched for "users" while in the Settings app and it took me to a usable dialog box just as if I had got there from the icon. I added a user and it all worked. So you just have to search from the magnifying glass in the Settings screen then click on the user you wish to switch to.

  • I did a search for users and it came up blank, I'm afraid. As far as I can see, there is no "users" field anywhere in my settings.
    – Jen T
    Commented Apr 11, 2016 at 0:07

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