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Use or delete guests

You can let someone else use your phone as a guest with the guest profile. A guest won't have access to all of your information on your device. Learn more about settings for guests.

The guest profile is available on many phones, like Pixel and Nexus. It isn't available on all Android phones.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 5.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Switch to a guest on your device

  1. Open Quick Settings. Learn how.
  2. Tap User User.
  3. Tap Add guest.
  4. If you switched to an existing guest:
    • To let a new guest use your device, or to delete data from the previous guest, choose Start over.
    • To keep using data from the previous guest session, choose Continue.

End a guest session

When they're done using your device, guests should remove their information from your device.

How guests can remove their data
  1. Open Quick Settings. Learn how.
  2. Tap User User and then Remove guest and then Remove.

The phone will delete all the data from this guest.

How the device owner can remove a guest
  1. Open Quick Settings. Learn how.
  2. Tap User User and then Guest and then Start over.

The phone will delete all the data from the previous guest.

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