How to setup and enable guest mode on Android Phones

This new functionality is ideal for use in devices such as tablets that are shared by different users, and can be very useful to avoid that, for example, when this gadget is used by the children of the house, they can not access certain Applications, and simply use what the account administrator specifies.Taking advantage of this recent innovation that many users still do not know is integrated into their mobile devices, today we will offer a tutorial with which we will learn how to manage user accounts, and activate the Guest Mode in Android.

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enable guest mode on Android Phones ? As mentioned above, Android Guest Mode makes it easy for people to share a single mobile device, without ever having to change their main user’s credentials. This feature improves the privacy of users, since access to the data or the most important configurations of the terminal will only be present for the main user.

How to setup and enable guest mode on Android Phones

Do your Android Phone contains your private pictures, documents and movies? And every time someone wants to use your smartphone temporarily, you will give excuses, and try to hide the pictures and Android phone applications with some sort of File Hider. Though, you can get good file hiders from Google play store but it is a time consuming process. Because every time you want to open the app it will ask you for a password.

Also see How to Enable Guest mode on LG G2 Phone

Since android Ice-cream sandwich operating system doesn’t have an inbuilt Guest mode for android devices. But, Smartphone makers like LG, Samsung does provide Guest mode feature on their Flagship devices. So, if you have one of these LG and Samsung devices then you are ready to go.

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Fortunately, Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system for android smartphones, which is a new recently launched android operating system version. Android 5.0 Lollipop does provide inbuilt Guest mode function. With only one tap on guest mode button, the inbuilt Guest mode functionality in Android 5.0 Lollipop lets you quickly switch to Guest profile. The Android 5.0 Lollipop Guest mode feature allows you to set which app and files to show or hide in Guest Profile. Guest mode in android 5.0 Lollipop gives you a piece of mind from changing your device password daily. Guest Mode LG G2

Also see How to enable and use Guest mode on LG G3, LG G2 mini

How to setup and enable guest mode on Android Phones Lollipop 5.0:

What really is more interesting beyond the possibility of setting up a Guest User in a timely manner, is the possibility of adding different user accounts, which we can activate by clicking on the “Add More” option. Here the options to be configured are much more extensive, and you can restrict a greater number of accesses, both to applications, as to personal information.

  1. Unlock and open your android Smartphone.
  2. Pull down or swipe down the top notification bar of your Android phone.
  3. In the third step you’ll see User Icon on the top right corner.
  4. Click that user or avatar icon if it doesn’t open double click it.
  5. After that you will see Add Guest and Add user icons.
  6. Select Add guest for creating a Guest mode account and Select Add user for creating a new user on your android device.
  7. After selecting ADD Guest icon, your android device will switch to Guest Mode.
  8. Switching process to Guest mode may take some time during first use, but it will work smoothly after some minutes.
  9. So, now you can give your phone to your friends and family members without resetting any passwords or hiding any files.

Once you have activated the guest mode, you can give it to any friend or family, as you willnot be able to access certain applications or content, so your messages, images, annotations, etc., will be safe.

To re-activate our user profile, simply repeat the process, this time choosing the avatar of our user , instead of the profile of the guest and we can re-use our smartphone in a normal way.

It should be noted that when switching to the guest profile, the terminal probably slows down and works slower than normal for a few minutes, but then it usually returns to normal operation.

How to switch back to Main user from Guest user:

  1. Swipe down the notification bar and then click on user icon, which is in the top right corner.
  2. Then tap or click on account you want to go back to, you will be logged in to that account.

How to remove guest mode from Android Phones Lollipop 5.0:

  1. Unlock and open your android Smartphone.
  2. Pull down or swipe down the top notification bar of your android device.
  3. In the third step you’ll see User Icon on the top right corner.
  4. Click on Remove Guest user to remove Guest mode from your  Android 5.0 Lollipop.

NOTE: Removing Guest user mode from your android Lollipop 5.0 device will remove all the user information and data. It will remove all downloads, browsing history, Photos and videos taken everything from your android Lollipop 5.0 device. So, make sure to backup data if you still needed it.

Some android phones doesn’t have Lollipop 5.0 installed on it. So, should check it for first, because some smartphone makers like LG, Samsung and Huawei has preloaded Guest mode feature.

LG phones like LG G2, LG G3, and LG Mini have preloaded Guest mode. And Samsung phones like High galaxy models also have reinstalled guest mode feature.

Another way to protect your android phone information and data, if you don’t have guest mode feature is to install some Apps. These applications can password protect your data and will keep your data safe.

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