How do I add additional user accounts to my Galaxy tablet?

How do I add additional users to my Galaxy tablet

With multiple user accounts you can share your Galaxy tablet with the whole family, while still having your own seperate apps, wallpaper and settings. Just like a desktop PC, every user can customise the tablet to their own preferences without impacting other users. You can even set up restricted profiles, giving you complete control over the apps the user can access, creating a safe space for children or a workspace free from distractions.

Please note: the first account that is added to the tablet is the administrator account. Only this account has full control of the device and the account management. Please swap to this account before trying to create or edit user accounts.

How to add another accountClick to Expand
1 Open the Settings app
open the settings app
2 Tap Accounts and backup
Tap Accounts and backup
3 Tap Users
Tap Users
4 Tap Add user or profile
Tap Add user of profile
5 Tap User
Tap User
6 Tap OK to accept the information about adding a user
Tap OK
7 Tap Set up now
Tap Set up now

The tablet will switch to the new user account and the default lock screen will appear. After you unlock the device you will be asked to finish setting up the account. This involves registering a Google account and adjusting the settings.

How to switch between accountsClick to Expand
1 Pull down from the top of the screen to access your quick settings
Pull down from the top of the screen to access your quick settings
2 Tap the account icon in the upper right corner of the screen
Tap the account icon
3 Tap the account you wish to change to
Tap the user you want to switch to

Your device will switch users and you will be returned to the the lock screen. Unlock your device to login as your selected user.

How to set up a kid's account or restricted profileClick to Expand
1 Open the Settings app
Open the settings app
2 Tap Accounts and backup
Tap Accounts and backup
3 Tap Users
Tap users
4 Tap Add user or profile
Tap Add user of profile
5 Tap User (restricted profile)

Please note: your administrator account must have a screen lock enabled to create a restricted profile. If you haven't created a screen lock, follow the on-screen instructions to set one up

Tap user (restricted profile)

After you have created the account you will be taken to the application and content restriction screen. 

6 Tap the switch by Location if you are happy for apps on this account to use your location information
Tap the switch by Location access to allow apps to use location information
7 Tap the switch next to any app you are happy for this user to access
Tap the switch next to any app you are happyfor the restricted account to use
8 Some apps, such as Assistant will have a settings icon next to them. Tap this icon to adjust the content within the app
Tap the settings icon to see more options for the app
9 Once you have finished selecting which apps are allowed, tap the back icon
Tap the back icon
10 To go back and adjust the apps which are blocked, tap the Settings icon next to the restricted account
Tap the settings icon to continue adjusting the restricted apps
11 Tap on the restricted account to complete the setup process
Tap on the restricted account to finish setting it up

Your device will switch to the new restricted account and the default lock screen will appear.

How to delete an accountClick to Expand

Please note: only the administrator account can delete accounts. Please switch to this account before following these steps

1 Open the Settings app
Tap the Settings app
2 Tap Accounts and backup
Tap Accounts and backup
3 Tap Users
Tap Users
4 Tap the bin icon next to the account you wish to delete

Please note: if you are looking to delete a restricted profile you will have to tap the settings cog before you can tap the bin icon

Tap the bin icon
5 Tap Delete
Tap Delete

If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.

 

This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.

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