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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Default user after reboot in multi-user CM 12.1

I setup a new user on my tablet in order to use it as a wall tablet with some smart home informations und buttons. Unfortunately after reboot the Owner is always the user who is started first. So I ...
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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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How do I switch between multiple users in KitKat via Lockscreen?

I am using CynogenMod CM11 R22 on Xiaomi Redmi 1S phone. I enabled multiple users using adb: cd /system pm get-max-users setprop fw.max_users 3 echo "" >> build.prop echo "#" >> build....
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How to backup applications' data from second or subsequent user of a currently non-rooted device?

Primary question: given a non-rooted 4.2.2 device which has second user added and used for awhile, is there any way to backup or otherwise safe the application's data of that second (or third etc.) ...
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ADB installs apps for all users. How to force it to install to main user only?

I have a LineageOS 17.1 system on Pocophone F1, unrooted. When I install an apk through USB using adb, adb not run as root, the app is installed both on my main admin user and on a secondary user on ...
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How can I move application user data (user specific settings, savegames, …) to a different user?

I have a tablet with Android 4.2 and would like to copy/move the application user data (savegames, ...) from one user to another. I have root. Which directory do I need to move/copy. And do I have to ...
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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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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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Do applications run in user profiles that are not active / run in background profiles?

I configured 3 user profiles with each their own google account on my device (Nexus 5 with Android 5.1). When I switch the user profiles, do the applications keep running in the user profiles that ...
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Cannot install separate user account profiles on Fusion tablet running Android 4.4.2

We have a Samsung Chromebook and a Nexus 7 in the house that both allow us to set-up distinct different user accounts on them which we find most useful. We have just acquired a new non-brandname ...
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How to switch user profile based on password / lockscreen pattern

Currently, I have a family use tablet running on 4.2 Jellybean Model is Ainol Novo7 Flame, a cheap Nexus7 alternative. Nexus7 is quite expensive in my country on its release so I bought this one ...
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How can I transfer apps from one profile to another on my tablet?

I have just bought a tablet to be used by the whole family. I downloaded some apps and games, and then set up two more users. Neither have, nor want, a Google account. (In fact our son is too young ...
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What are the differences between the two Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0" models?

I have just got a new Samsung GALAXY Tab 4 7.0" (SM-T230NU). What is the difference (or improvements) between the 'stock' SM-T230 model GALAXY Tab 4 7.0" and the 'newer' SM-T230NU, recently released ...
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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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Prevent user from installing any applications

I have Galaxy J1 smartphone with OneUI and I have to prohibit installing any applications on it. I tried disabling appropriate activity in PackageInstaller, but that can be bypassed with Factory Reset ...
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How to share files between regular account and work account?

I've researched and I cant find anything. What I am missing?
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How can I know which Android phones support multiple users profiles?

Android (Stock android) has a feature that enables Android to support multiple user profiles. Note this has nothing to do with online accounts such as a Google account. Within the phone you can ...
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How to separate settings for each user with Android's multi-user?

I had to use one android device for a while with multiple people, so I adopted the multi-user function. This seems to work at first because it separates video and audio files for each user. However, ...
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How to use -user argument to android backup utility bu sucessfully

I would like to restore an android backup to a secondary user. If I run from adb shell bu help, I see this output: sunfish:/ $ bu help backup [-user USER_ID] [-f FILE] [-apk|-noapk] [-obb|-noobb] [-...
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Non-root backup with multiple users (non-owner or secondary users)

I really did spend some time researching this and was surprised to not find any answers (this great thread doesn't address this problem at all.... I'm trying to recover from my unfortunate situation: ...
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How to share files across multiple user in Android 10

I am implementing a app in which I am creating one file using openFileOutput API in Android. The file is saved to /data/data/com.xx.xx/files/ Now when I am switching to secondary user(multi user) I ...
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Retail Android devices with OOB multi-user ability?

I'm looking for an Android tablet that I can share between multiple users. From the little research I've done online, it looks like you can set up multiple users on an Android device, but it's a bit ...
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How to access /storage/emulated/10 (multi-users env) in adb shell on Android 9+ without root access?

I have two Android system users configured. $ pm list users Users: UserInfo{0:Owner:13} running UserInfo{10:security space:13} running UserInfo{999:XSpace:800010} running When the mobile ...
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Enable “Unknown sources” for secondary user

How do I enable unknown sources on secondary user because she I try install the file it says enable unknown sources but when I go on settings the unknown sources is greyed sand it's disable and I can'...
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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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How to use two different numbers in the same phone via WhatsApp?

My phone just went broken last night, and I have another but I don't want to change the SIM card, so I'm wondering if it's possible to run 2 numbers on the same phone. I have heard there is a chance ...
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Use same app data with another user (on Android 10)

I have a Samsung Tablet running Android 10. My kid uses a "restricted user" (password-protected) to play etc. Now, since the Lego BOOST app is also installed on this restricted user account, ...
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Making apps installed by Owner visible to other users/profiles

So, as you might know, Android 10 supports Multi-User feature (for reference - this thing) I have some apps from F-Droid, installed while on Owner profile. But most of the apps are only visible to ...
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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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unlock developer options for new user?

is it possible to enable/unlock developer options for a second user Android-version: 7.1 nougat does it reqire root access to enable it
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Factory reset without erasing data will cause second user data removed?

I have two users accounts in my phone(multiuser/multiple profile) One is for normal use and other is work profile. When I want to factory reset my phone from normal user profile(admin user) without ...
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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 to backup, restore and share Android settings on a multi-user system?

I have a Magisk-rooted Android 10 device. I want to: backup my Owner user settings; clone some settings (background images, sounds, vibrations, etc.) from Owner local user to other users (Work, Guest,...
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about multiuser in android 7

I have a Huawei device running Android 7 i created another user And there is the owner and the user created Can some applications, such as WhatsApp, be shared between these two users? Is there a way ...
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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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Lost owner privileges on Android 10 after flashing boot image

it seems that my user on Android lost the "owner privileges": Any function or feature that is only available to the main user is disabled in the UI. Unfortunately, this includes user administration ...
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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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Transfer data from one user to another in 4.3

I have the Nexus 7, and I just updated to 4.3, and I'm creating restricted profiles for my kids. They use to play in my main profile, and they progressed a lot in several games and, when they access ...
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Duplicate Android User

Since year dot I've always used one Android profile for home and work, with both work and email accounts added to Gmail, and social media logged in as work. Since it's my own business, it's difficult ...
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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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multipe profiles on marshmallow: how to use apps in both accounts

i have a tablet with android marshmellow and primary and secondary profile. Appararently apart from the standard apps i can not install apps paralell on the first and the second profile.if i install ...
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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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Show notifications for all users

If I am using a different user on my Android phone, notifications to the main user (owner) don't get shown until I switch back to that user. This might be for privacy reasons and such, but I see ...
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How to find out currently running user name/ID from ADB

I am having Nexus 7 running multiple users. I am trying to find out which is currently running user using ADB. The best I could get so far was to check legacy directory linking which is either linked ...
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Enabling Multi User Feature on Realme 3

Can anybody help me with enabling the multiple user feature like stock Android without rooting. I've tried getting the default.prop through adb and changing some properties and then replacing the copy ...
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Share clipboard data between users on multi-user (secondary space) Android?

Leaving security concerns aside, is there a reliable way to communicate data via clipboard between users on a single device without using network methods? For example just to copy a link in the ...
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Can F-Spot be installed by a non-Admin user on a multi-user LineageOS phone?

I'm running LineageOS. F-Spot works fine for my main primary user which is an administrator (the default). However, I can't get F-Spot to install on secondary users. It fails and says, only "App not ...
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How to unlock non owner account after reboot?

I've an Android 9 Samsung tablet. I've set up normal (I.e. not limited) accounts for my children. When the tablet reboot, the only account which is usable is mine. The others are greyed out. When I'...
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Is completely isolated multi-tenancy possible on Android comparable to Linux?

Is it possible to have on an Android device: (permission based or virtual volumes) isolated data storage? user specific, independent device usage configuration? simple user relogin?
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Home Screen, Recent apps, pull down menu not working multi user nexus 6

Hi two days ago my phone shutdown due to low battery, charged it and powered it on. With the power on came all the issues listed below: can not switch users (have three user accounts created each ...