Switch User in Android Lollipop on a Nexus device

One of the cooler things (according to me) is that you now got full support for user handling in Android Lollipop.  There’s a guest user as well which is a pretty good way if someone want to borrow your tablet.

You have a main user, but you can create more users and enable guest user. And ALL of this will require Android 5.0 Lollipop (for phone).

Basic info

  • 4 users on phone
  • 8 users on tablet

More about users and guests HERE

To switch user you’ve got 3 different ways. In order of accessibility:

From lock screen you tap User icon and select user, if you select Guest you’ll get asked if you want to continue or start over.

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Pull down notification field in, works on lock screen as well. Select user icon.

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From Settings > Users

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