How to Set Up Android Guest Mode

Phones are extremely personal devices that contain things that you probably don’t want anyone to see. Some Android devices have a “Guest” mode so you can hand over your phone without having to worry about what they’ll find.

To note: Setting up Guest accounts varies depending on the Android device you have. The process for Google Pixel phones will most closely mimic the method on other Android devices.

Guest Mode on Google Pixel

To get started, swipe down twice from the top of the screen to expand the Quick Settings panel. Tap the gear icon.

Scroll down and select “System”.

Select "System."

Now go to “Multiple users”.

Go to "Multiple users."

The first thing we will do is simply activate the switch to allow “Use multiple users”.

To light up "Use multiple users."

Next, tap on “Add guest”.

Faucet "Add guest."

A guest profile has now been created. From here, you can switch to the account, enable phone calls for the guest profile, or delete it.

Guest option.

An easier way to switch profiles is to use the expanded quick settings panel. You will see a new user icon between the power and settings icons.

A menu will appear and you can select “Guest”.

Switch to "Guest."

Guest Mode on Samsung Galaxy

Unfortunately, Samsung only supports guest mode on Galaxy tablets, not smartphones. To get started, open Settings and go to “Accounts & Backup”.

Go to "Accounts and backup."

Next, make sure multiple users are enabled and tap “Guest”.

Enable it and press "Guest."

A guest profile has now been created. You can access it immediately or remove it from this screen.

Guest option.

The easiest way to launch the guest profile is to open the Quick Settings panel and tap the user icon.

Now select “Guest” and you will be taken to the guest profile.

Faucet "Guest."

That’s all there is to guest profiles on Android. If your phone or tablet supports the feature, it’s very easy to use. Unfortunately, not all devices support it. There are other ways to give people access to your device without a white card.

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