So your phone is running a shiny new Android Lollipop update and your friend wants to give it a go. No one likes sharing, and now you don’t have to. You can enable guest mode and let your friends have a play with your phone safe in the knowledge that they won’t be endangering your data.
Enable Guest Mode
- Swipe down from the top of the screen to bring the notification pane down.
- Swipe down again to bring the quick settings pane in to view.
- Tap on the user picture in the top right corner to reveal the user pane.
- Tap on Add Guest to enter guest mode
Remove the guest data
Once you’ve entered guest mode your friend can start using the device and their data will be completely separate from yours. They can also sign in to most of the common Google apps so that they can check their email, get contacts phone numbers etc.
Once done they’ll want to remove their data so that any future guests won’t be able to use it. Just repeat the steps above but choose Remove Guest and their guest data will be eaten by your phone, never to be seen again.