News

Android 4.2: A guide to multi-user accounts on Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets

Multi-user accounts is just one of the new features in Android 4.2. Here's a guide to using the new feature on your nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablet.

android-jelly-bean-4-2-multiple-users

One of the biggest inclusions with the Android 4.2 update is for users to be able to create multiple users on their tablets. After setting up a primary account, users can then add a variety of auxiliary accounts for other family members by venturing in to the Users category. Users acts a hub for your user account control, allowing you to add, edit and remove any accounts present on your tablet.

Any secondary account will then be provided with a full tutorial and Google account creation wizard, as you would if you had bought a new tablet. Apps are independent to each account, and any picture taken is also kept to that singular user. With every new account, the tablet will automatically partition your internal storage between users.

Switching between accounts is also really easy to complete, in conjunction with the new notifications system. Simply pull down on the notifications bar, press on the Users symbol and select your chosen user to log-in with. Simple, easy and effortless.

Tell us your experiences with the multi-user accounts feature using the comments section below.

×