Thursday, January 12, 2017

Guest Mode in Android

Ever had a problem lending your phone to a friend for a phone call?
Ever had a problem giving your phone to Aunt because it had content you didn’t want her to see?
Switch to guest mode!

Android has a native guest feature that solves this problem. When you enable it, all of your data is inaccessible to the guest user: t will be as if they’re looking through a brand new phone.

Steps to unlock guest mode!
·        Swipe down from the top with two fingers and touch the user icon on the upper right.
·        Next, touch the Add guest icon and then your phone will switch over. All the apps on the device won’t be connected to your account, so Google Photos, Gmail, and Chrome are all safe.
·        To end guest mode, tap the user icon and choose Remove guest.

You’ll then be able to get back into your main account, though a fingerprint, passcode, or other type of unlock is required.
From second space you can’t access files, apps, settings of first space (admin); instead you can import them from the first space, but only with the permissions of the admin.

The best thing about this feature is that you can set separate passwords for both the spaces (first and second). And when you enter password of the first space from the lock screen, first space opens up. And when pass-code of second space is entered, second opens up directly from the lock screen.
The best part is that you can delete the second space from the first space (admin) without letting the guest user knowing it.
If you have not installed Android Lollipop 5.0 on your smartphone then check for pre-loaded guest mode. Brands like Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, LG install an application that lets you enable guest mode on the android smartphone. For some android phones the guest mode is available at the system level. For example, if you are a user of LG smartphone, then you need to go to Settings > General > Privacy > Guest mode to access this feature.

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