Realme UI based on Android 10 to finally receive multi-user support
With the launch of the Realme X50 5G earlier this year, Realme debuted Realme UI — the company’s custom Android software based on Android 10. The new software was well received by users and reviewers alike, and it has managed to create a loyal fanbase over the last couple of months. But while Realme UI offers users an Android experience that’s closer to stock Android than OPPO’s ColorOS, it doesn’t include a crucial stock Android feature that’s available on most other Android ROMs — multi-user support.
Google rolled out multi-user support in Android with Android 5.0 Lollipop about 5 years ago and, since then, most Android OEMs have offered multi-users support on their custom Android software. Surprisingly, Realme isn’t one of those OEMs. The company’s Realme UI doesn’t include any options to set up multiple user profiles, which can prove to be a major inconvenience for users with shared Android devices. However, that might change soon.
According to a recent post on Realme’s community forums, multi-user support will soon make its way to all Realme devices running Realme UI based on Android 10. Once released, the feature will allow Realme users to set up multiple user profiles. In effect, the feature will let two or more users share the same device, and have their own set of unique apps, wallpapers, and files. This will ensure privacy for each user, even though they share the same phone.
As of now, it isn’t clear when the feature will roll out to Realme devices running Realme UI based on Android 10. But once it does show up on your phone, you’ll be able to access it by navigating to Settings > Users & Accounts > Multi-user > Add user. The feature will also add a toggle to help you quickly switch users from the notifications center. In case you don’t wish to wait for the update, you can follow this guide to enable multi-user support with a build.prop mod on rooted devices.
Source: Realme community forums