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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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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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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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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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Add users not showing in Jelly Bean 4.2 on TF300

I have a Asus T300. After upgrading to 4.2 I added 3 users for my children. I need to add one more. At my owner account it is not showing add users any more. Does anyone know why?
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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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How to solve “The contact doesn't exist” problem on Android 5.0

I have a new Nextbook tablet that shows message "The contact doesn't exist" after tapping the user icon (top right of pull down menu). I am trying to change accounts, but I cant get to the user menu. ...
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How to change the order of the users on the lock screen?

I have setup a tablet for my 2yo son. I am the primary user, with root access, etc. Because of this, I am the first user on the lock screen. I would prefer if the tablet defaulted to his user account, ...
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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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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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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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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 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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File transfer with multiple users

On a rooted Nexus 7 (2013), I have set up a second user. When I plug the usb cable to my mac, I can see all the files for the main user (using the Android File Transfer app from Google). However, ...
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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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Google play paid apps not working on daughters tablet

My daughter received an ASUS Memo pad 7 for Christmas, I set myself up as the main 'owner' and added her as a user and set up her own separate gmail account so she can download apps, etc. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problem adding user profiles on asus zenpad z380 lollipop 5.0.2

I just bought an Asus Zenpad Z380, running on lollipop 5.0.2. I wanted to add another user/profile- but can't find the function anywhere. From what I read after I googled the question- one should be ...
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How to install a certificate to Work Profile user

I would like my app on Work Profile user (https://www.android.com/intl/en_us/work/) to connect to a server with a cert. Since Work Profile user shares Settings with Owner user, I installed a cert from ...
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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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Can multiple user profiles see each others' data or photos?

Some specific cases: What about browsing the drive when connected to a computer via USB? Is the owner profile able to see other users' data or photos? In my basic tests, it seems that the user data ...
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Android 4.4.x - block software access for user

I want to setup as "Admin" the tablet and like to have an "User", who don't has access to the setting and/or Google Play. It means, I want to ban some features and software access. Maybe for this ...
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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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Multi-user option not available after modifying build.prop in Lollipop

I edited the build.prop file in /system/ as per Multi-user option not avilable in Android one after Lollipop update namely, adding two lines of code to the end of the file: fw.show_multiuserui=1 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...