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Questions tagged [restricted-profiles]

On devices that support multiple user accounts, some user accounts can be restricted in what they can access. (Introduced in Android 4.3.)

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How can I disable ability to make outgoing call, messages but keep incoming calls?

Is there some Android app, which could be installed while enabling a password - that blocks ability to bring up Dialler, Addressbook/Contacts, Messaging application screen, but still allows incoming ...
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Is there a way to setup a “Work Profile” for an arbitrary Exchange account?

I've worked at companies in the past where it was possible on Android to setup a "work profile" which remained totally separate from the personal profile. This meant separate apps for things like ...
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How to control or deny permission to certain drives?

I have an android based kiosk and I have a very peculiar requirement, while browsing files/folders from the browser I need to restrict user from accessing certain drives, say for example when the user ...
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Why is it that the Galaxy tab A can't grant access to some apps? Or Why can't I grant rights to some apps on this device?

I have had an Asus Nexus 7 for a few years. I set up a regular account on it, downloaded a few games, created two restricted accounts (one for each child) and gave them access to the games they want ...
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How can I see the calendar from Android work and private profiles together?

The organization I work at has added the option of using Android For Work (AFW) aka Android Enterprise (AE). Under this setup I have two profiles: private and work. These are completely separate ...
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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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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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How to set restricted user as default user on reboot?

We would like to have an already added restricted user account be the default when we restart our Samsung SM-T580 tablets. At current we have 2 accounts installed, Admin and User The User is a user ...
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Android 7.0 on LG G-Pad X8.0 doesn't allow restricted profiles?

I have followed the instructions on setting up a restricted account on Android 7.0, but on my LG G-Pad X8.0, the Add User section doesn't have an option to selected regarding restricting an account. ...
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How can I disabled/lock certain settings components

I'm trying to find a way to disable or lock certain settings components for Android Tablet. We need to protect the tablets from out students pressing un-allowed settings. Kindly assist We need to ...
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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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Google Play Movies with restricted accounts

I've created a Restricted account for my daughter to use my Pixel C. I've enabled Google Play Movies. However, when I open the app none of my purchases are visible. This seems contrary to how it is ...
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How can I enable the “Add user or profile” option on Lolipop (Asus Zenpad S 8) - fw.max_users?

Hi I have been setting up Parental Control for a 9 year old kid on an Asus ZenPad S 8.0, which has Android 5.0 Lolipop installed. I created a restricted account for him but tinkered trying to remove ...
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Parental lock: use parental lock app on my profile, or use restricted profile, or use full account with parental lock app?

I want to use a single tablet for myself and the kids: 1 adult, a 6-year-old, and a 3-year-old. But whichever path I choose, I seem to run into problems. This is the only really related topic I found ...
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Can personal profiles be removed on work devices?

We're looking at rolling out 100+ android devices and would like to lock them down to managed profiles. This is mainly to prevent excessive data usage (youtube and the like) - Android for work allows ...
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Can't use Google Play app from Restricted Guest Account

I made a restricted guest account for others to use my device (Android 4.4.4. with CyanogenMod 11) and I am unallowed to give the account access to the Play Store. If I try and use the Play Store from ...
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Make an IAP in a Restricted Profile

My boy is playing Scribblenauts on an Android 5.0 tablet, under the control of a restricted profile. He's done all the levels, and there is an IAP required to purchase the rest of the levels. Can't ...
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Why does Google play services stop working in restricted accounts?

With many apps, my son's restricted account gives an error about Google play services having stopped, and the game quits. I'd there a way to fix this?
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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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Can't find settings for restricted profiles

I have a new Asus Memo Pad 7 with Android 4.3 installed and I want to add a restricted profile, though I can't find the menu to do it. On the Google Support page it says it's located in Settings > ...
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Require password to exit app

How do I make my Android tablet ask for a password when I try to exit a specific application? There should be no way to exit the application without giving the password.
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Android Restricted Profiles. How to restrict play store?

Is there any way to stop play store in the restricted profile ? I want internet to be accessible but i dont want the restricted user to download any apps.
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Clear user session on profile change

My wife's company want to loan android tablets (Nexus 7's with 5.0 in the pilot) to clients for the duration of a consultation. Restricted profiles in lollypop make this more achievable. Question : ...
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Creating restricted accounts on phone running Lollipop

Can we create restricted user on phone running Android Lollipop? Seems that restricted users are not supported on mobile but only on tablet (mobile has only simple user no restricted user option). ...
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Can you reset a password for a restricted profile?

I have a restricted profile that is asking for a password, and it is not taking it. As the owner, I would like to be able to reset this password. Long Story: The restricted profile is my son's. Since ...
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passwords on restricted accounts (KitKat)

I created a restricted account on a nexus 7 (gen1) with KitKat for my 9y/o daughter. She has worked out how to add a password to the restricted account. I understood it wasn't possible to this, but ...
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Allowing restricted accounts to use gmail/hangouts

I'm pondering deploying a fleet of nexus 7 tablets, but I'm running into a few hiccups on managing the fleet. I would like to do the following: Use multiple restricted accounts on each tablet Allow ...
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Android App (Lego Speedorz) will not run in restricted profile, crashes instantly

I have two little kids and for obvious reasons I'm not to keen to let them use my account. Since I have Android 4.4.2 on my Nexus 7 I set up a limited profile today and enabled the kids games for the ...
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Is it possible to enable in-app purchases for Restricted Profiles?

I've set up a restricted profile on my Nexus to enable my children to have relatively controlled access to the device. Now one of them is asking for me to unlock a couple of features within an app ...
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Is it possible to share data across multiple accounts?

I have a 2012 Nexus 7 with stock Android. I have the owner account and have created a restricted account for my kids. For each account it creates a separate space for each users data. However I ...
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where is a restricted user's home directory for Nexus 7 (2013 - JB 4.3)

Background: I have a rooted Google Nexus 7 (2013 - FLO) tablet, which I love. I have created 2 restricted user accounts for each of my kids. They both love Minecraft, and with restricted user ...
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How can I make files available to a restricted profile?

For example I have an emulator and I want the restricted profile to have access to the ROM directory but it seems like the restricted profile has it's own directory structure separate from admin. I ...
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What is the difference between a Restricted Profile and a User in Android 4.3?

Android 4.3 introduced a new feature called Restricted Profiles. What is a restricted profile, and how is it different from a User?
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Converting an existing user to a restricted profile

With Android 4.3 comes a new feature, restricted profiles. It allows creating new special "restricted" users, for which an admin user can control access to apps. However, in addition to my own admin ...
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How to disable Settings & Google Play in a restricted profile?

Using the new 4.3 restricted profile feature I'm able to remove most apps from a restricted profile. How can I remove the remaining icons (Google Play & Settings) from the App Drawer and the ...