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Changing Users on An Android Phone

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#1 RiverMiss


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 01:00 PM

I have a not too old phone that I want to let my mom use.  Would she be able to use it if I add her as a user or do I have to factory reset it and then set her up as a user?  Thanks.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 01:06 PM

If you are talking about access to the various Google related things like Gmail, Hangouts, etc., you can just add her account to the phone and then delete your own.


I am presuming in this case that you do not feel the need to do any sort of actual "in memory" data wipe of your data, which will eventually be overwritten with time since the phone is going to someone you know and trust (and who is very unlikely to know how to "dig" for it even if they wanted to).

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