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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Switch primary and secondary user data

I have two user accounts on my Xperia X Compact F5321. When I set this up, I was unaware that a secondary user cannot be made primary. Now, I use the secondary user far more frequently and would like ...
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Installed app linked to wrong Google account [duplicate]

I have two accounts on my OnePlus 6T phone, work & personal the personal is the primary account, but I have noticed that some apps (including Youtube that came pre-installed) are linked to my ...
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Make second user also a device owner

I recently bought Samsung Galaxy tab s5e , and configured my account for it. Afterwards I created account (using android multiuser feature ) for my wife. Hovewer the second account is very limited due ...
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Transfer 2nd Android User files to the laptop via android file transfer

I have 2 users on my Android Motorola G5 phone. How do I transfer files from this user over to my laptop? When I connect Android File Transfer to my macbook, I see files only from Android's 1st user, ...
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Can I use different countries version of the Play Store on different accounts?

I recently moved abroad and I need to change the country of my Play Store (for mobile/banking apps), I also need to keep the apps from my home country. Can I use two different Android accounts (with ...
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Modify device users with Administrator account

On the "family tablet" running LineageOS I setup a password protected "Administrator" account and normal ones for the kids. I wonder if it is possible to a) disable/suspend an account to prevent the ...
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Disable Notifications for “background users”

My family (me, kid, spouse) share a tablet. Whenever any of us get an alert, be it messenger or mail, the tablet sends out an annoying little chime, even if the recipient of the notifications is not ...
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Create an unprivilleged user in android

I want to create an account for android that cannot create another user or remove apps installed by the device owner. I have looked at creating other accounts or logging as guest and that gives the ...
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Android device not working after switching to Guest Mode

I have Nokia 6.1 plus. I deleted the guest mode because I did not need it. However, after some weeks, I re-created Guest User from Multiple User Settings and then suddenly, my device blacked out.It ...
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Multi user on Samsung Tab a 2019 10.1

I don't have a dad user option on my Samsung Tab a A 10.1 2019. Meaning, when I go the to account setting page I can add accounts, but not users. The documentation on the Samsung website is ...
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Multiple User Accounts on Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e

Samsung has disabled the Multiple User Accounts feature on the Galaxy S10. How to set up multiple accounts? I mean the ability to create a separate Android home with their own app settings. I want ...
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Is there a way of identifying created Users historically on a Huawei P20 Pro?

As there is the ability to create multiple users on a smart phone, e.g. the Huawei P20 Pro, I am curious to know if it is possible to view/keep track of all created Users on the download data of the ...
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Missing authentication options on a secondary user account

I created a secondary user on a Huawei P10 running Android 9. I notice that this secondary user misses some authentication features in the Security/Confidentiality settings. Although fingerprints ...
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Devices being logged out of play store [duplicate]

I have over 20 devices that use the same google account for play store. Many of the devices get logged out after a few days. Is there a set number of devices a google account can have logged into play ...
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Alternative “File Open” (not stack “DocumentsUi”) for WhatsApp?

DocumentsUI, the AOSP standard "file manager" is quite buggy here (I use Lineage 15.1), especially in the context of multi-user and work profile (meaning it does not show files for other users then ...
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What is the “u#_everybody” UID?

In (multi-user) Android there are UIDs like these: u0_everybody u10_everybody u11_everybody Those seem different to the usual uXX_aYY UIDs used for the applications. What is their purpose? Is this a ...
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How do i transfer apps from one user to the other?

I am trying to transfer an application from one user to the other since I made the new user after I installed several apps. I am running Android 7.1.1 and I currently cannot find a way to do this ...
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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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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 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 ...