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Offline keycard198

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Multiple user on one Nexus?
« on: July 16, 2012, 08:12:59 PM »
Example: I have facebook and gmail loaded on my Nexus 7----my son wants to play Angry Birds.  Is there a way to have multiple user log in (Like a MAC) so that my son can log into Nexus on his own account (Not being able to touch my gmail or Facebook account).

Thanks in advance..



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Re: Multiple user on one Nexus?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 08:02:56 AM »
Thanks--that might work, but not I would have to figure out to do the root deal...hehe...jailbroken the Iphone, but this is my first experience with Android..yikes..another learning curve.

I found this
http://www.redmondpie.com/switchme-brings-multiple-user-accounts-to-android-download-now/

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Re: Multiple user on one Nexus?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012, 09:05:38 AM »
? I haven't received my N7 yet, but reading the owner's manual indicates you can set up separate accounts in Android 4.1.
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Re: Multiple user on one Nexus?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 09:41:42 AM »
Hmm..Owner's manual? There was a little quick start booklet---I called google's tech support and the guy said that there is no way to do it right now. I'm sure that he doesn't want to talk about rooting it first..


? I haven't received my N7 yet, but reading the owner's manual indicates you can set up separate accounts in Android 4.1.

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Re: Multiple user on one Nexus?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2012, 02:21:26 PM »
You can find a PDF of the Owner's Manual. I don't remember what I searched but I found it pretty easily, I think I just searched Nexus 7 Owner's Manual and it came up. It's pretty thorough, I think it's about 97 pages long.

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Re: Multiple user on one Nexus?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2012, 08:41:26 PM »
It's in the Google Play store in Books.  Here's the page I saw about multiple accounts.
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Re: Multiple user on one Nexus?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2012, 06:53:43 AM »
It's in the Google Play store in Books.  Here's the page I saw about multiple accounts.

I don't think this is quite what the OP is looking for. This is referring to functionality for accessing multiple email accounts at once, but not necessarily having multiple user profiles on a single device. At least, that's my reading of the OP and the shown page.

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Re: Multiple user on one Nexus?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012, 01:06:48 PM »
You can have multiple users on the Nexus 7, with each user having a separate desktop, email accounts, data, and apps. You would have to be rooted and use Switchme Root Profile Manager from the Play Store. Look for a step by step guide for rooting shortly.
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