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 is working as it should.

Now I would like to enable developer options on a different user account. However, no matter how many times I click the Build number field, the Developer Options refuses to appear.

Is there a way to enable Developer Options on another account? Is there a way to switch Developer Options from one account to another?

(I have tried clearing settings in the account with developer options. It did remove developer options, but it still didn't allow developer options in the second account).

  • Just to confirm, is it a new user / account, or a new restricted profile?
    – geffchang
    Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 1:50
  • This is a full user (not a restricted account). Cheers Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 5:49

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Only the main user (owner) has access to Developer Options.

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    Thanks for finding the duplicate. If no-one else has a solution or workround where developer options are made available, I'll award you the +50 bounty. Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 10:00

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