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Adding Additional User Accounts on Your Galaxy Tab A (SM-T280)

Set up additional user accounts for other users to use the device with personalized settings, such as email accounts, wallpaper preferences, and more.

User Account Types

The following types of user accounts are available.

  • Owner: The owner account is created only when setting up the device for the first time, and cannot be recreated. This account has full control of the device including user account management.   

    This means that no account (user, restricted, or guest) can be changed into the owner account.

  • User: This account allows users to access their own apps and content, and customize the device settings that affect all accounts.   

  • Restricted profile: A restricted account can only access the apps and content allowed by the owner account, and cannot use the services that require logging in.

Set Up User Profiles

Set up user profiles and then select one when unlocking the device to use personalized settings.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > Users.   

  2. To add a new user or profile, touch Add user or profile.   

  3. Touch User.   

  4. Touch OK.   

  5. Touch SET UP NOW from the pop up menu to begin account setup.   

    After you create a new user, that person needs to go through a setup process.

  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup.

Set Up Restricted Profiles

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > Users.   

  2. To add a new user or profile, touch Add user or profile.   

  3. Touch Restricted profile.   

    If no screen lock is present, you will be prompted to create one.

  4. The new account can now be accessed. However, it is recommended to customize the settings. Touch the Settings icon to proceed.   

  5. To change the profile name, touch the current name and use the on-screen keyboard to enter one of your choice.   

  6. Touch the slider to switch the feature on to configure which features are available for the account. Some features contain additional settings.   

    Some apps cannot be enabled on restricted profiles.

  7. Touch the Settings icon next to the slider to view them.   

Delete a User or Profile

Only the Device Owner can delete other User accounts.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > Users.   

  2. Touch Delete next to a User profile to delete it.

    The Guest account cannot be deleted.

Switch Users

  1. To switch between users, slide down on the Notification Panel and touch the user icon on the top right corner.   

  2. Select the account to switch to, and then touch the icon.   

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