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How do I Add Additional User Accounts to use the Device on My Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1? (SM-T587P)

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.

    Other accounts (User, Restricted, or Guest) cannot be changed to 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 login information.

Add User

Set up user profiles. To use personalized settings, select a profile when unlocking the device.

  1. Navigate to and touch Apps > Settings > Users.

      

  2. Touch Add user or profile.

      

      

  3. Touch User.

      

      

  4. Review the pop-up message. Then, touch OK.

      

          

  5. To begin the new account setup, touch SET UP NOW.

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

      

         

  6. To complete the set up, follow the on-screen instructions.

Add Restricted Profiles

  1. Navigate to and touch Apps > Settings > Users.

      

  2. Touch 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. Touch the apps you want to allow for the restricted account. Some features contain additional settings.

    Some apps may not be enabled on the restricted profiles.

      

      

  5. To change the name, touch the user name.

      

      

  6. Enter a new name in the name field. Then, touch OK.

      

      

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

      

Delete a User or Profile

Only the Device Owner can delete other User accounts.

  1. Navigate to and touch Apps > Settings > Users.

      

  2. Touch the Settings icon next to the user you want to delete.

      

      

  3. To delete the profile, touch the Delete icon next to the user name.

    The Admin account cannot be deleted.

      

Switch Users

  1. To switch between users, open the Notification Panel by swiping down from the top of the screen.

      

      

  2. Touch the User icon on the top right corner.

      

      

  3. Touch the user account you want to switch to.

      

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