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Adding Additional User Accounts to use the device on Your Galaxy Tab S2

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

Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

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.

Adding a User

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

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.   

    Samsung From the Home screen, touch Apps
  2. Navigate to Settings > Users > Add user or profile.   

    Samsung Navigate to Settings > Users > Add user or profile
  3. Touch User.   

    Samsung Touch User
  4. Review the pop-up message and touch OK to proceed.    

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

    The new user can go through the setup process for their own account.

  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete.

Adding Restricted Profiles

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.   

    Samsung From the Home screen, touch Apps
  2. Navigate to Settings > Users > Add user or profile.   

    Samsung Navigate to Settings > Users > Add user or profile
  3. Touch User (restricted profile).   

    If a secured screen lock is not set, you will be prompted to create one.

  4. To change the name, touch New restricted account. Then, touch OK after typing in the new user name.    

    Samsung to change name, touch new restricted account
  5. Touch the apps you want to allow for the restricted account. Some features contain additional settings.   

    Samsung Touch Apps to Allow for Restricted Account

    Some apps may not be enabled on the restricted profiles.

  6. You can adjust the settings at anytime by touching the Settings icon on the restricted account.   

    Samsung Touch Settings Icon to Adjust Settings

Delete a User or Profile

Only the Device Owner can delete other User accounts.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings > Users.
       

  2. Touch the Delete icon next to the User name to delete.

    The Guest account cannot be deleted.

Switch Users

  1. To switch between users, open the Notification Panel.   

    Samsung To switch between users, open the Notification Panel
  2. Touch the User icon on the top right corner.   

    Samsung Touch the User icon on the top right corner
  3. Select and touch the user account you would like to switch to.   

    Samsung Select and touch the user account you would like to switch to

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