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Old 26-11-2013, 22:10
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Hi,
When I set up my daughters phone I used my google a/c when I first set up her access to google play. All my contacts have appeared on her phone, its not a problem as such, its just she doesn't want to go thru all my contacts to get to her friends. How do I unlink her phone from my google a/c?

Thanks Guys and Gals
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Old 26-11-2013, 22:27
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Depends on the phone but a lot of phones have the option of allowing you to choose a group of contacts to display.
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Old 26-11-2013, 22:38
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There should be an "Accounts" section in the Settings menu, you can remove your Google account from the device there.
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Old 27-11-2013, 01:16
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But if her daughter uses the Google account to access the Play Store removal of the account will not allow this.
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Old 27-11-2013, 08:45
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Add a second account for the daughter and keep the main account for Play Store purchases. Depending on the options of the phone (i.e. stock Google Android, or manufacturer versions) there should be the option to hide the main account contacts and only show the second account contacts.
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Old 27-11-2013, 09:58
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Go into settings/accounts. Click on the Google account. From there you should be able to pick and choose what aspects to sync. Untick contacts
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Old 27-11-2013, 10:00
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..... We have individual accounts for contact, email etc and a family account. Buy apps through the family account and everyone gets them
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Old 27-11-2013, 12:51
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Once or if 4.3 is on the phone, you can set up two profiles which I assume may help also.
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Old 27-11-2013, 14:20
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Once or if 4.3 is on the phone, you can set up two profiles which I assume may help also.
I think that's just tablets isn't it ???
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Old 27-11-2013, 16:25
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Go into settings/accounts. Click on the Google account. From there you should be able to pick and choose what aspects to sync. Untick contacts
This is exactly what I did when I passed my One X on to my OH. After resetting it and adding her account, I then added my Google account in addition to hers, but in the account sync settings for my account, I unticked every Google service except Play Music - so she has access to our music through my account, but that is it.
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Old 27-11-2013, 20:47
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Thanks for all the advice, all sorted now.
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Old 27-11-2013, 21:10
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I think that's just tablets isn't it ???
Yep - I was forgetting that as the Cyanogenmod 4.3.1 custom ROM I flashed on my old Galaxy S phone has it (which beggars the question why Google have not enabled it for phones as yet). Only the device owner can make purchases through Google Play or in-app when another profile is set up as I understand it.
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Old 27-11-2013, 22:11
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Yep - I was forgetting that as the Cyanogenmod 4.3.1 custom ROM I flashed on my old Galaxy S phone has it (which beggars the question why Google have not enabled it for phones as yet).
Slightly off topic but Google have actually released the reason why it doesn't appear on phones as yet, and it would be interesting if you could let us know how CM4.3.1 handles this. Basically Google's engineers say that there isn't a "logical" way for the phone features of the phone (ie. calls, SMS) to function with more than one user. Eg. if you're in your secondary account and the phone rings (which, one would assume, is a call for the primary user) - should it ring? Can the secondary account person answer it? Should it notify of the call and deny access to it? Should it just pretend it isn't happening? Same with texts - should they show up for a secondary person? If not, how does the primary person know a text has come through?

Whilst I can see why, with phones barely being used as phones these days, it would be handy to be able to share phones amongst users, I can understand Google's logic and can't think of a satisfactory, non-complex, non-kludgey solution. Unless CM4.3.1 nailed it?
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Old 28-11-2013, 00:43
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But how does that differ from a tablet with a mobile modem that does phone calls and texts as well?
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Old 28-11-2013, 07:09
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But how does that differ from a tablet with a mobile modem that does phone calls and texts as well?
They are few and far between, and my understanding is that those devices wouldn't have access to the multi-user mode on Jelly Bean. However, I am prepared to be proved wrong if someone knows otherwise, in which case I'd again be interested in how the problem is handled.
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Old 28-11-2013, 07:37
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I wonder if its just logistics..... Two accounts on a phone and it rings... Do you check both accounts for the contact name ? Does it even ring with the secondary account ?
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Old 28-11-2013, 13:44
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Slightly off topic but Google have actually released the reason why it doesn't appear on phones as yet, and it would be interesting if you could let us know how CM4.3.1 handles this. Basically Google's engineers say that there isn't a "logical" way for the phone features of the phone (ie. calls, SMS) to function with more than one user. Eg. if you're in your secondary account and the phone rings (which, one would assume, is a call for the primary user) - should it ring? Can the secondary account person answer it? Should it notify of the call and deny access to it? Should it just pretend it isn't happening? Same with texts - should they show up for a secondary person? If not, how does the primary person know a text has come through?

Whilst I can see why, with phones barely being used as phones these days, it would be handy to be able to share phones amongst users, I can understand Google's logic and can't think of a satisfactory, non-complex, non-kludgey solution. Unless CM4.3.1 nailed it?
I've had a little play and it appears Cyanogenmod's use of profiles is to allow you to define how the phone behaves (which connectivity options are allowed, SMS, calls, email, media etc.) so I'd imagine it's not the same as Google's user based affair? I guess you get set up a profile called, for example "Daughter" and disable data, SMS, calls, emails (or optionally make them generate notifications only). I think there's a YouTube video if you seach for the terms Cyanogenmod profiles explained (can't access it at work).
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Old 28-11-2013, 16:20
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They are few and far between, and my understanding is that those devices wouldn't have access to the multi-user mode on Jelly Bean. However, I am prepared to be proved wrong if someone knows otherwise, in which case I'd again be interested in how the problem is handled.
3G tablets are few and far between? Really? I've been offered (or gotten one) for free with just about every phone I've bought recently.
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Old 28-11-2013, 16:46
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Yep - I was forgetting that as the Cyanogenmod 4.3.1 custom ROM I flashed on my old Galaxy S phone has it (which beggars the question why Google have not enabled it for phones as yet). Only the device owner can make purchases through Google Play or in-app when another profile is set up as I understand it.
10.2 not 4.3.1. Apologies for being pedantic.
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Old 28-11-2013, 18:15
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3G tablets are few and far between? Really? I've been offered (or gotten one) for free with just about every phone I've bought recently.
And you can make calls on them, can you? And send SMS messages? And you've verified this with your own experience on the tablets that you've "gotten" with your phones?
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Old 28-11-2013, 18:39
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Yes, although I've only had one, it did texts fine and SIP calls over 3G. Got the free galaxy tab with the Samsung S3 last year - turned it down this year as there was a better deal sans tab. Plus the tab was shite.

Friend of mine has a 7" Android tab of some sort (forgot the exact details) and she uses it as her main phone and texting device.
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Old 28-11-2013, 19:04
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10.2 not 4.3.1. Apologies for being pedantic.
I thought it would be more useful to reference the Android version rather than the CM version due to the context. I accept your apology.
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Old 28-11-2013, 19:06
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Yes, although I've only had one, it did texts fine and SIP calls over 3G.
Okay, fair enough. I was thinking "normal" voice calls rather than VoIP, but I guess in principle it's the same thing.

I guess my question still remains, then - how is it handled under stock 4.2+ on a device that can take calls and texts?
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Old 28-11-2013, 20:02
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Well as I say I have a friend who uses it for standard CS voice calls - but as far as I'm aware it's still running 4.0. For her it just handles like a normal phone with a ridiculously oversized screen.

While SIMs are usually associated with a person rather than a device (barring certain Apple US devices with soldered-in SIMs) don't really see the point of arbitrarily restricting it by the OS, the SIM PIN has traditionally been used to control access to SIM functions.

Stock Android devices already do maintain multiple sets of states according to what SIM is inserted into a device - particularly data usage, which is recorded on a per SIM basis, as are APNs and so on, not sure about text messages. Now a SIM has always been the individual access token for network services (rather than say, account/password) yet swapping multiple sims around in a shared device would be... awkward. Multi-SIM devices on the other hand or NLA without SIMs would be a interesting concept.
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Old 29-11-2013, 11:33
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I thought it would be more useful to reference the Android version rather than the CM version due to the context. I accept your apology.
It is more confusing to talk about CM 4.3.1 as the threads on XDA etc talk about CM 10.2. However the sort of person who gets confused by things like that doesn't need to know in the first place.
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