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How can I disable the guest acount feature on my samsung galaxy s6 WITHOUT having to delete all users (other than me, the owner) or disabling the multiuser feature completely. I want to have users other than me, but I don't want the guest account. My device is rooted.

I found this other question. This question is not a dupe because the answers to the other question do not say how to do it without requiring myself to be the only user.

(My android version is 5.0.2, and my goal is to prevent anyone with physical access from being able to log in using this guest feature, and I don't want to encrypt my device or install custom recovery)

  • Explaining why you want to do that may throw up options – beeshyams Aug 22 '17 at 6:01
  • I didnt ever tried to make a multi-user phone, but did you tried making a new user and then delete the guest (that would not remove the multi-user system)? – TheAnonDevil Sep 9 '17 at 9:35
  • @TheAnonDevil there is no option presented in the settings to do that. – user161117 Sep 9 '17 at 16:27
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    Why did you remove the line in your question explaining how it's distinct from this question? – Dan Hulme Sep 15 '17 at 7:43
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    Yeah. We don't refund a bounty just because you regret it. – Dan Hulme Sep 16 '17 at 17:03
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This one works for me on Android 5.0.1 and 5.1.1

Open a terminal, grant it root access then run

settings put global guest_user_enabled 0

You don't need to add fw.max_users=1 to your build.prop. It prevents more accounts from being created besides disabling guest feature. The above method only shuts off guest while leaving the "more users" option available.


Alternatively, if you don't need dynamically creating & deleting extra users, you can create a few before proceeding.

Add this line to your build.prop.

fw.max_users=2

The multi-user settings will stil be available from your Settings app, but a guest (or any extra account) is kept from being created.

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