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Questions tagged [multi-user]

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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Are multiple-users protected from each other differently than apps?

I confess that I come from the happy world of unix computers, and am used to the concept of user accounts and hence group gids and userids uids. For the occasional usage of an untrusted app (i.e. ...
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Is there a way to remove the multi-user option without root access in Oreo?

I'm looking for a way to remove the options of adding a "guest account" and adding "another user" from the top pull-down menu in Android 8.0. Even if these options are still available in Settings > ...
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Reboot to secondary user

So, my kids phone. I need her to be able to reboot the phone and access her account without going through primary account. How can this be done (without rooting). I don't want her be left without call ...
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On a multi-user Android device, when Google Backup runs, whose data will get backed up?

If it's enabled, Google Backup does two things. A) It runs "key/value backups", maybe once every few hours, and it stores the data in the Android Backup Service. B) It runs "Android Auto Backups", ...
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is there a common symlink in android multi-users, access use's `root directory` ?

On test tablet. There are two users: /storage/emulated/0/AAA --onwer /storage/emulated/10/AAA --nomal user My attempt: adb shell "ls -l /storage/emulated/legacy/AAA" file dot exist. --failed ...
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Set up Google Play for restricted user accounts

i have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, running Android 5.0.2 I'm looking for a soluton to the following issue: All of my family is using the tablet. So i set up accounts for an admin, and personal accounts ...
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Google Play Authenticate to complete purchase, multiple accounts

I'm using a device running Android 8.1. I'm trying to complete a purchase using Google Play where I'm facing a problem while authenticating myself after I selected my payment method. I have 4 Google ...
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Different android with multi-user for huawei mediapad t3? [duplicate]

Today I received confirmation from Huawei that multi-user user has never been included on my huawei mediapad t3. However, that is one feature that I would really like to have. Can I install a ...
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Question about restricted user profiles on 4.4.3 KitKat tablet

I realize that 4.4.3 is a very old version at this point so let me explain my situation for context. I work as IT in a small trucking company, we are a client of another company called PeopleNet who ...
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How can I Share bluetooth connections between users on a device?

We have a Bluetooth selfie stick. When we change user profile, we have to set up Bluetooth again (which often doesn't work because the stick has the other connection..). Therefore I would like a ...
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Google's Device Policy and Androids multiple users

I'm wanting to use an app from my workplace and in order to do so, I have to add my workplace email to use that app. In adding the email, I am required to install Google's Device Policy app. Now my ...
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How do I set the default user?

My device (Moto G5 Plus/Android 7.0) has two users: Foo and Bar. Foo is the default one, created when I've setup my phone. How do I set Bar as the default one and change Foo to be the secondary one?
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Solved a known bug, users option disappeared from settings

I have a Asus zenfone 2 running official android m. I had the same problem as the guy in this thread: Home Screen and Recent Apps buttons don't work Before I could fix it, I tried the guest mode ...
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App installing takes a long time in a Work Profile

Having MIUI optimization enabled on a MIUI device (for me: Mi Max 2) makes it to take a long time (exactly 10 minutes) for each new app to be installed. Although I have not seen such behavior in the ...
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Sideploading apps in multi-user setups

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note Tab Pro 12.2 with several users defined. I would like to side-load on-device some APKs not available in the Google Play Store to the other accounts — specifically, to ...
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Android 7.0 One plus 3. How to remove the first user that was created

In my android phone I have two users (Settings -> users) : the first that was created (user A), has more rights than the second one (user B). User A belonged to a previous owner of the phone, while ...
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Afwall+ Android Firewall for multiuser

Hi guys After rooting my andoid phone to prevent excessive data usage by Android system and installed AFWall+ that is based on iptables. U have two users on device both account are handled by me by ...
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How to enable multiuser or guest account on Asus ZenPad 10 Z300C with Android 6.0?

On other android devices I've used, there was a multiuser feature or guest feature available to allow other people to use the device without altering each others settings or giving them access to each ...
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Allow Google Assistant to be voice activated by more than three people

As a followup to this question: Is it possible to have the Google assistant be voice activated by more than 3 people?
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How do I backup app data from a secondary account and move it to a new phone

My son has been using a rooted Galaxy S4 with Resurrection Remix Nougat 7.1.1_r6. He is under 13, so my user is the primary account, and I created a secondary account for him. I am now switching him ...
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“Ok Google” i.e google assistant does not work for anyone but me

If I say "Ok Google", the assistant starts up just fine. However if my wife says it, nothing happens. She tried it several times, speaking loud and clear, but nothing happened. Is the assistant ...
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Can viruses in (Primary or Secondary) user profiles on Android affect other users?

This says: "Any user can affect the installed apps for all users." What does this mean? I was concerned as to whether malware or any account from one user could affect anything from the other user. ...
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multiple users on android 7.0, need to extend privileges of the first one

I have an android 7.0 phone with two users (Oneplus 3, oxygen 4.0.3). The first user (as it was created first in order of time) seems to have more privileges than the second one. for example, the ...
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Hide call logs across user profiles

I've created two user profiles on my android phone. One Main and the other one(let's call it Child) is a separate user(NOT the default Guest). But whenever I switch between users, the call logs can be ...
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How to enable guest user & multiple user mode

I have an old Amazon Kindle Fire tablet (Tate) and have installed a custom Android Rom on it. Most of the Kitkat Roms allow for guest user mode and multiple accounts (where multiple people can have ...
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How can I allow a second user account to unlock my device after a reboot?

I recently damaged the screen on my phone and am sending it in for repair. The repair shop I am using wants to be able to access certain features of the device, like the camera, Wi-Fi, etc, in order ...
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How to disable the guest feature WITHOUT having to be the only user

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 ...
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Android MultiUser: show notification for all users

I have an LG Nexus 5 with Android 6.0.1, the device is rooted and with XPosed installed (if this can be useful to the question). I have 2 different Android users, one is personal and one is for work. ...
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Is shielding private data from apps possible by isolating/jailing them?

I want to keep my contacts list, call log, photos etc private. Xprivacy/Xposed looked like a viable path, but as of today (June 2017) it seems to be dead-ended and there is no sign of a Nougat release ...
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create-user “Error: couldn't create User”

I tried creating multiple users on my Android TV dongle (based on RK3188 board). It should work, it's Android 4.4.2, but it returns an error: root@rk3188:/ # pm create-user username Error: couldn't ...
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How can I remove Multi-user in Android Nougat [duplicate]

I have been trying to remove multi-window functionality on my Nexus 6 Android with Nougat as I am the only user and I discovered Multi-user functionality breaks my custom Tasker profiles. I have ...
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Why does multi-user exist in Android if it doesn't work? [duplicate]

/sdcard -> /storage/sdcard0 /storage/sdcard0 -> /storage/emulated/legacy /storage/emulated/legacy -> /storage/emulated/0 Based on the above, if all the locations point to the same virtual ...
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Are files created in “/storage/emulated/0” supposed to appear in “/storage/sdcard0”?

From what I guess, internal storage is available by every user. If emulated storage is a storage location, made for a specific user, are files created in /storage/emulated/0 supposed to appear in /...
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How to change “administrator” in android

I wanna know how can I change the administrator on my device. I am using 7.0 android and I have multiple accounts and by default, administrator of the device is the first user. Now, some of the ...
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Recent apps button not working on Motorola Nougat 7.0

I recently added another user to my Android device. I am using 7.0. Now, recent apps button is not working, i mean... Sometimes it do sometimes don't.
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Cannot switch between users on Android 4.4 (CM11)

I have enabled multi-user support on a phone running CyanogenMod 11 (KitKat) by adding the following to /system/build.prop: fw.show_multiuserui=1 fw.max_users=4 and I was able to create a new user ...
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Remove/disable guest account on Android 6.0.1, but still allow restricted accounts?

I've been researching this exact issue and am aware of these 2 Q&A's on this site: Is there a way to remove the Guest account? Removing the default guest user account on Android Lollipop Neither ...
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Is it possible to enable vendor-disabled user accounts in rooted device with Android 6.0?

I recently purchased a Doogee X5 max pro device, which comes with a version of Android 6.0. I understand that this version of Android supports multiple user accounts, but it seems that the vendor ...
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How configure more than 5 multi-users

I have a Lenovo Tab3 10 running Android M. It allows to configure multiple users but no more than 5 (including guest user). Is there a way how to enhance the limit to configure more users? 5 ...
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Separate SIM cards for different users?

is it possible to assign the different SIM cards in a dual-sim phone to different users in Android? -- I tried this with my Moto G4 Plus phone, but did not manage to set this up. It seems that the ...
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Can I create a restricted profile on an Android cellphone?

Background I want to prevent myself from viewing pornography on my cellphone. I do occasionally go to addiction support groups, but haven't yet done the Twelve Steps that they recommend. I'm hoping ...
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Reset the password of multiuser account with root

my daughter changed her password on out multi user tablet to a complicated PIN and afterwards forgot the PIN :-O ... My other daugther did this already with her account but used a pattern which she ...
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Only owner can enable Bluetooth on CyanogenMod

I'm using an LG GPad 8.3 (v500) with CyanogenMod 12.1-20151007 and on this device only the "owner" is able to activate Bluetooth. There was a similar bug in CyanogenMod 10.1. Is there a workaround to ...
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How can I get rid of the guest login 'feature" of lollipop 5.1.1?

I DO NOT WANT ANYONE BUT ME, to be able to log into my tablet. Can anyone please tell me if/how to "DISABLE" the guest login feature on Lollipop 5.1.1? Lots of chatter out there about how to delete ...
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Suspicious guest user activity and keyboard setting changes

A guest user is occasionally created on my phone and I don't know why. It consumes some mobile data, as indicated by Android's data usage report. Another suspicious thing is that my keyboard's ...
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Enableing unknown sources installation from 2nd user on android 6.0

I have a regular, Un changed Samsung Tab A running the unchanged version of marshmallow OS (6.0). I have enabled installation from unknown sources in the "owner" user of the device, but still can't ...
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Secure container for Android Tablet user

I've got an Android tablet that has multi-user support. Galaxy Tab 3 if I remember correctly. Now, I'd like to store some of my files on it but so that apps and I could access it on my user, but not ...
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Locked in a User Account

My device (maybe) doesn't support Multiple Users. I have a rooted device with Xposed Framework installed. I installed an app from the Play Store (I think it's named as "Multi Users", or other ...
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Is there a way to remove the switch users Icon without root?

I have a Verzon Moto E2 (so no hope of rooting) on android 5.1. I think you cannot completely disable it without root. I'd like to at least remove the little icon in the pull down menu. is that ...
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Why can't I add any more user?

I have an Asus tablet with Lollipop on it. Two week ago I was able to create another user on that device. Now I want to edit another user but touching the lowermost bar does not start any action. (...