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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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. (...
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Make Titanium Backup work across multiple user accounts

I'm using CyanogenMod 12.0. I have installed Titanium Backup in primary user account. I have an another user. I tend to let the other user have apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, some games, etc., while ...
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Do device administrators have access to other user accounts?

I have installed an Enterprise App Store application, provided by my employer. The app says that I need to make it a device administrator in order to use it, but I do not want to give it admin access ...
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How to run some admin (Owner) root apps in background for all Users?

I'm using CyanogenMod 12.1 (Rooted) I want to set up a multi User system with me as the admin. I want all or some of my root apps to run in the background. I don't want the root apps to be shown to ...
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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 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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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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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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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 to use multiple whatsapp, paytm, hike and more accounts in an Android phone? [duplicate]

How to use multiple whatsapp, paytm, hike and more accounts in an Android phone? Or any other android app which uses authenticated single user login apps.
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Is Lollipop limited to two users per device?

This is very nearly a duplicate of "Is Asus Memo Pad 8 limited to 2 users?," but I am having the same issue on a Moto G (1st gen). Is Lollipop limited to two users per device? When I tap on "+ Add ...
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Session logout on device with multiple users?

There is an option to switch between users, but there isn't an option to logout from an active user session. The background apps and services for inactive users (once logged in and switched out) ...
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Recover user profile image

Android 5 has options to have users, so multiple people can use the device. I had my Motorola G 2 set up to use multiple users, but it now only has one profile which would be nice to recover the ...
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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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Android 5.0+ multi-user feature: how detailed can you set user restrictions?

I'm thinking about buying my first tablet in the near future. The main goal is to use it for very different parts of my daily life (private, university, two different music groups, some private ...
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User profile Freezes in Android Lollipop

I created a new user in my MotoG Android Lollipop and, sometimes while i'm in this new user, my actual aplication freezes by undetermined seconds, and sometimes minimizes the aplication. I only can ...
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How do I manage users on my HTC One with Android 5?

I have HTC One (M7) with Android 5.0.2 (the unlocked ROM 7.17.1540.7 from HTC website). I want to set up several user accounts. I've found two documented ways to do it: The one concerns Nexus and ...
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Unable to add restricted profile on Xperia Z2 tablet

I would like to add a restricted profile. I'm on an Xperia Z2 tablet (so not on a phone, where you can't use restricted profiles) running Android 5.0.2 and I'm the "Owner". When I go to Settings > ...
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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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Creating multiple user accounts on the same terminal with Android 4.4.2

I need to create different user accounts on the same Android phone. Is it possible to do that with the Samsung Galaxy note 3 with Android 4.4.2. If yes how can you do that ?
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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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Multi-user option not avilable in Android one after Lollipop update

I have Karbonn Android one phone. It is updated to Lollipop 5.1. I read that multi-user option is available in Lollipop. But in Settings the Users option is not available. How can I enable it? Is it ...
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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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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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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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Why don't I have a “users” setting? How to enable?

I've been fighting with this for over a year now. I keep finding instructions that say to go to Settings and click Users. I read that this setting is available on ALL 4.2+ tablets, but not some ...
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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 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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Stuck at boot screen after adding multi-user account

I attempted to add a multi-user account to my device, and after it automatically restarted, it has been stuck in the boot loading sequence. I tried un plugging it and running over night, it simply ran ...
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Allow access to files and apps to users in android L

I have a Nexus 5, rooted with custom kernel ElementalX. I want to allow a normal user to have access to all my pictures and songs. How to grant access to the user?
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Does switching user accounts in Lollipop affect battery life or performance?

I recently updated my Moto G2 to Android Lollipop via OTA update. I've successfully installed the update(around 500mb i guess). I saw the new feature of adding new Guest and New user acccounts just ...
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How to get access to administrative accounts on Android?

Please forgive the basic nature of this question. Android is based on Linux, and Linux is a multi-user OS. As I understand it, every version or distribution of Linux must have at least one admin ...
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Install multiple user accounts on kitkat 4.4.2

I have an Azpen A1040 and it did not come with the ability to have multiple device user accounts, which is less than desired because this tablet is shared in my household. I rooted my tablet, but I ...
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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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How can I access multiple user spaces from adb?

I am running KitKat on a tablet with two users: primary (owner) and secondary. I need to access a file generated by an app of the secondary user. When I plug the tablet into my (Ubuntu) desktop via ...
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Is there any way to share data(not through cloud) between multiple users in lollipop nexus 4 device

Is there any way to share data(not through cloud) between multiple users in lollipop nexus 4 device, I tried with android/obb and other folders but without any success in lollipop version. Kindly ...
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Is Asus Memo Pad 8 limited to 2 users?

Asus Memo Pad 8 tablet, running KitKat 4.4.2, doesn't allow me to create a third user. Is this an undocumented 2 user limit or is there a bug in the Settings app? Is there any workaround?