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Add and remove users on your Galaxy tablet

Two girls with Galaxy Tab S5e

When you have friends over, someone inevitably always wants to borrow your tablet. However, you like to keep your private information for your eyes only. No problem, just set up a separate user for your friend - you can even restrict access to certain apps if you'd like.

Add a user

Adding a new user is the quickest way to separate your data from your friends without any hassle.

From Settings, tap Accounts and backup, and then tap Users. Tap Add user or profile, and then tap User. Review the information and then tap OK. When prompted, tap Set up now. Your tablet will automatically switch to the new user. Set up the new user just as you would a brand new tablet.

To change the name of the new user, from the new user’s account, navigate to Settings, tap Accounts and backup, and then tap Users. Select the user you want to rename. Type in the desired name and tap OK

Add a user screen

Note: To switch back to the Administrator user, restart the tablet or remove the current user. 

Add a restricted user

Although you trust your friend, you may not want them accessing all the apps on your phone. Set up a restricted user and grant access only to what you are comfortable with.

From Settings, tap Accounts and backup, and then tap Users. Tap Add user or profile, and then tap User (restricted profile). You must set up a screen lock in order to create a restricted user. If prompted, tap Set up screen lock. Select the apps you want to allow and which to restrict access.

You can also change the restricted user's name. Tap New restricted account, enter the desired name, and then tap OK

Application/content restrictions for restricted user

Remove a user

If your group of friends has changed, removing a user is as easy as creating one.

From Settings, tap Accounts and backup, and then tap Users. Tap Settings next to the user you want to remove. Tap Delete user > Delete.

If you are removing a restricted user, tap Settings next to the restricted user, and then tap Delete > Delete

Delete user option

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