Greetings friends! Privacy is one of the most important issues when you lend your phone to someone. Commonly, we feel uncomfortable because this person can invade our privacy. They may start checking things that they shouldn’t, such as settings. For this, there is a solution that has been available since Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and has been refined over the years. We are talking about multiple users, also known as “second space”. In this way, we create an account for the person to whom we often lend our device, so that we do not have to worry about anything. In this article, we will show you how to create multiple users in Android 14.
What are multiple users for?
Multiple users are used to give third parties access to your Android device. Perfect if you want to limit the access that these people have to it. In this case, the second user will not be able to access all settings. As long as some of the spaces on the device are restricted by the administrator.
In this way, it is possible to separate the information from the regular user and protect it at all times. At the same time, the second user can use the phone with basic functions. Necessary if you need to make a call, send an e-mail, and do other things that can be done by the account created by the owner of the phone.
The limitation always starts from basic aspects, you will see a more limited desktop, having only a few applications. These include the phone, messages, and email (you need to log in to this service). Depending on what the administrator has configured, you may or may not be limited to other tasks.
How to create multiple users in Android 14
This process may vary slightly depending on the level of customization each phone has. However, it is essentially always the same. It depends on the manufacturer and model of the phone. That is what matters in the end.
For pure Android phones, such as the Google Pixel, all you need to do is follow the steps below:
Go to the settings of your Android device
Then go to the system section
After that, tap on “Multiple users”.
Next, tap on “Allow Multiple Users”.
Then select the “Add user” option. Then tap the “Next” button.
Finally, enter a name for the new user and tap the “Done” button. Remember that you can also grant permission to make calls and send SMS. This option is disabled by default.
From this point, you can tap the “switch to new user” button to enter the second space.
How to create a guest account
Another option that Android 14 gives you is the ability to create a guest account. This is the same as a multi-user account, with the only difference being that when the guest finishes his session, the second space is deleted and neither his data nor the applications he has installed are saved. This option is ideal if you want to lend your phone to a third person for a short period and do not want to create a permanent account. It does not take up any space on your device.
To activate the guest account, follow the steps below:
Go to Settings>System>Multiple users.
Then tap the “Guest” option. You will notice that the guest account is automatically created and the system invites you to switch to the guest account. That’s it!
Remember that you can delete the accounts you have created at any time from your main account. Thanks for reading. Goodbye!