Sometimes, you may need to enable Guest Mode on your Android phone. Why? Assume your child wishes to play Candy Crush Saga on your phone. You unintentionally hand it over, and the next thing you know, they’ve spammed the lot of your work contacts.
Nice? But suppose you don’t want that to happen for some reason. What do you do?
Guest Mode is a useful native feature of Android. Turn it on whenever you give someone else access to your phone and limit what they can see. They will be able to use your phone’s default apps but will not be able to see any of your data (your accounts will not be signed in).
Don’t be concerned about prying eyes seeing your contacts, messages, images, and other saved info, whether it’s your child, mother, or roommate.
Benefit of Android’s Guest Mode
When you want to share your device with your child or someone who shouldn’t have access to your passcode and apps, use guest mode.
Simply scroll down from the top of your screen, tap the user symbol (top right), and log in to your Guest Account. Then you may share your device without worrying about your photographs, apps, emails, and so on being seen or worse, destroyed without your knowledge.
Parental Control Apps vs. Guest Mode
Because Guest Mode does not ban anything, your child will have access to all of your apps loaded on your smartphone but will not be able to access your Facebook account or emails. If you have games on your device, they will undoubtedly be discovered immediately!
How do you get to Guest Mode?
On most Android tablets, you can access this option by sliding down from the top of the screen, where you’ll be provided with a user list where you may add new users or just activate Guest Mode.
For smartphone users, the manufacturer of your Android device may or may not have enabled this feature, thus you will not be able to enable it via the notifications section.
Another option to check is Private Mode or Multi-User in your child’s Android Settings.
On some smartphones, this is accessed through Android Settings > Privacy and security > The private mode