There is a guest mode in Android, and in this case, we’re talking about Android 12. You can set up a guest mode if you want to show someone your smartphone but don’t want them to interfere with your current settings or apps. It’s the same if you want to give your child a phone to play a game or anything similar if the kid’s mode isn’t available. These are only a couple of instances. Fortunately, setting up a guest mode is a breeze. We’ll teach you how to set up a guest mode on Android 12 on the Pixel 4a, which is a stock Android in this case.
How to set up a guest mode on Android
The first thing you’ll need to do is enter your phone’s settings. You can do that by tracking down the ‘Settings app in your app drawer, or by swiping from the top down twice. We’ll do the latter, and tap the settings icon.
In the settings, enter the ‘System’ menu.
There, amongst other options, you’ll see the ‘Multiple users’ menu, which is the one we need.
So, tap the toggle highlighted below, and let’s get started.
The moment you enable this toggle, a new round of menus will appear. As you can see, the ‘Add guest’ option is now available, let’s tap it.
Congratulations, you’ve created your first guest account. You can switch to it from this menu by tapping the ‘Switch to Guest’ option or doing it later on. That’s what we’ll do. So tap the backward arrow in the top-left corner.
Now, swipe down from the top twice, as you did in the beginning. At the bottom of your Quick Toggles, you’ll notice a new menu, which is blue-colored. Tap it.
Here you’ll see all your user accounts, including the ‘Guest’ one you’ve created. If you like to switch to it, you can do it from here. The same goes for returning to the admin account. If you’d like to delete the guest account, simply tap the ‘User settings’ option.