Here’s How to Set Up and Use Multi-User on Android 4.2 (Video)


If you’ve got an Android tablet, chances are you’ve let someone else use your tablet. Tablets seem to lend themselves to being used by more than one person — at least when compared to smartphones.

In my house our kids constantly want to borrow the tablets. That wouldn’t be a problem but some of us are fairly proud of our save-games, and others don’t want children sending emails to people in our address books. To remedy those situations Google introduced multi-user support for tablets starting with Android 4.2 (smartphones were left out).

If you’ve wondered about multi-users and didn’t know where to get started, here’s a quick video to show you how to set up multi-users on Android 4.2, how to switch between those users, how to delete users that you don’t want anymore, and some things to keep in mind before you get too excited about multi-user support.

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy". By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.