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Can I setup multiple users on one Galaxy

Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:31 AM (#1) User is offline   Cradle 

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Is there such a thing like on windows?
I see a administrator part in the settings but it doesn't function for example I'd like a limited account so when I go on road trips and my daughter uses the tab to play games and watch movies she doesn't rearrange my entire app setup lol

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 10:35 PM (#2) User is offline   Ranger1133 

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Hi, My company bought several Galaxy Tabs in order to access a web-based application in the field. I will be having different employees using the same device and I don't want to worry about employees downloading apps, playing games, surfing the web, or other generally fun stuff that you can do on the tab. Is there a way that I can setup different user accounts (ala Windows logon) or can I setup Administrator rights on the device? I didn't see anything like this in the FAQs and Samsung support was no help. Thanks.
Oh BTW the devices connect via Wi-Fi only, not through a dataplan.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 02:17 AM (#3) User is offline   planetc 

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If it's not possible to do on the tab then maybe you could set your restrictions at the access point or deeper into the network?
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:43 AM (#4) User is offline   Hal Jordan 

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Hi, this may sound stupid but this is the first time I had a tablet. Can you create user profiles on a tablet? Am not sure if the tablet is more of a PC rather than a phone which is expected to have only one user. But since I am sharing the tablet at home, my concern is regarding the accounts like google and the mails that are set-up whenever I lend it to the other members of the house. In a PC, or Microsoft O/S in particular, you only have to login to your profile and the rest of the user profiles are secured.

If this is not possible then I guess what are ways, applications, best practices and tips that youc an share to make the sharing of the device more secure?
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 04:54 PM (#5) User is offline   glussier 

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A tablet is like a phone, if you share your device you share all the information that is stored on it and on the cloud. There was multiple demands to Google about multiple accounts, so, it might be that, one day, Google will wake-up and see that a tablet is not a phone.

If you are going to share your device, make sure that you have no personal information stored on your device and account, and, you might want to protect you google account with a pin number so that not everybody using your devices will be able to use your credit card.
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 03:01 PM (#6) User is offline   StefanMartensson78 

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View PostRanger1133, on 30 March 2011 - 10:35 PM, said:

Hi, My company bought several Galaxy Tabs in order to access a web-based application in the field. I will be having different employees using the same device and I don't want to worry about employees downloading apps, playing games, surfing the web, or other generally fun stuff that you can do on the tab. Is there a way that I can setup different user accounts (ala Windows logon) or can I setup Administrator rights on the device? I didn't see anything like this in the FAQs and Samsung support was no help. Thanks.
Oh BTW the devices connect via Wi-Fi only, not through a dataplan.

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Did you get it sorted? I'm looking for the same answer... Let me know if you found a solution. Cheers, Stefan
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View PostStefanMartensson78, on 09 December 2011 - 03:01 PM, said:

Did you get it sorted? I'm looking for the same answer... Let me know if you found a solution. Cheers, Stefan

What mdm solution are you using? You have to treat tablets as flat devices and not pcs... There is no concept of user profiles on these devices yet

Depending on the mdm solution you are using you can create application black and whitelists which cn be set per ad user - when the user uses their ad account to connect using the mdm applet on the device only applications pertinent to them will be available

It is not perfect but it is as close as you can get... You would effectively wipe the tablet between each user
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:41 PM (#8) User is offline   AdF312 

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Use an lock app instead. Try searching Smart app lock in the market.

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