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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to remove the Guest account?

Lollipop has put an emphasis on multiple users, which is just irksome on a personal phone. I don't need a guest account and I don't need a bright blue user icon reminding me I could be someone else. ...
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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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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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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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No Users settings on my Samsung Galaxy tablet running on Android 4.4.2

On my Samsung Galaxy tablet running on Android 4.4.2, I don't see any way to manage multiple users on this device. From what I can find, there is suppose to be a Users settings menu item, but it's ...
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Activating Multi User on CM12.1 Android 5.1

I've done the edit to the build.prop fw.show_multiuserui=1 fw.max_users=5 I've done this on a tablet using CM12.1 (android 5.1) and it hasn't activated Multi User. Is there anything els that needs ...
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Where is user/group id info stored on Android and how do I interpret it?

I have been wondering for quite some time now; where does Android store it's user and group id information? For instance, on standard Linux, user and group information is stored in /etc/passwd and /...
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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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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 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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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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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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Allowing app installs from “unknown sources” for Secondary Users on Android 4.4.2

I see that "Unknown Sources" under Settings → Security on Android 4.4.2 is greyed out (I can't enable it) for my Secondary user on my Nexus 7, Is it expected behavior? Is there any way to enable it?
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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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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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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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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 ...