You certainly don’t have multiple users on your phones

Multiple Modified Smartphone Users

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Android phones have supported multiple users for quite some time, allowing you to switch to a different profile on your device. It’s a similar approach to computer users, giving each user their own wallpaper, apps, and more.

It is a device on PCs but does not Android Authority readers actually use the multi-user feature on their phones? That’s the question we asked last week, and here’s how you answered it.

Do you have multiple users on your Android phone?


Nearly 1,800 votes were cast in this survey, and the results show that the vast majority of respondents do not have multiple users on their phones. At least one reader comment suggests the phones are too personal for many users.

Otherwise, just under 17% of readers surveyed say they have multiple users on their smartphone. Reader feedback suggests that this feature is used for work/staff division and for people with children.

Still, we’re happy to see that Android phones still offer this feature, although it’s better suited to tablets and Android TV devices. Apart from the aforementioned reasons, this could also be particularly handy for phones with a desktop mode, allowing you to treat it more like a PC in terms of user profiles.


  • roaduardo: No way. The phone is too personal for that, IMO. It’s better for tablets and PCs, I think.
  • Aashish: Why would I? My phone is mine, not someone else’s. With mobiles being so common these days, anyone can have their own.
  • serge bureau: i will do it with the new update on galaxy phones, it will be much easier than now. Having a job and personal is a must! And if you have a child playing on your phone, it’s vital!!! Those who say no miss the point.
  • Greg Currie: Only because my children’s accounts are not allowed if they are not the main account. At least it forces them to charge their own phones, but it always seems upside down.
  • Rac3r4Life: I have 2 users on my phone, but they are both for me. One user is for all my personal stuff and the other is for all my business stuff. I have a Pixel 6 and I use the dual SIM feature with the eSIM to have both my work and personal phone numbers on one device.
  • Kira: Absolutely not.