Change User Profile Name in Android Lollipop

If you have upgraded your old Android KitKat smart phone to the latest version of Android Lollipop, then you may have noticed a new multi-user interface in the updated version. If your phone does not show the users option, then you can easily enable the multi-user support by modifying the default.prop file. The multi-user interface works similar to that of any other OS and you can change personalized settings for each of the profiles. Android calls the default user the owner of the device and labels the associated profile is labeled as “You”. If you want to give it an even more personalized touch, then you can change the user profile from “You” to your name (or anything else you want like your cat’s name or the name of your). Here is how:

  1. First of all you have to open the Android system settings. You can open the system settings by touching the menu button on the home-screen and selecting the “System Settings” icon.
  2. From the system settings screen, choose the Users option (this appears only if you have enabled the multi-user support in Android).Change User Profile Name in Android
  3. It will show you all the available user profiles on your Android device. Choose the user profile that you want to rename.
  4. In the text box, type the new name for the selected profile. As soon as you touch the OK button, it will be changed.Change User Profile Name in Android
  5. You can verify the changed profile name by swiping down the notification bar on the home screen and touching the user icon.

Conclusion: You can personalize your user profiles in Android by renaming them to anything that carries some meaning to you. Basically most people would want to have profile names pointing to their own names, but you can choose any name of your preference.

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  1. “Choose the user profile that you want to rename” – how is this done? Tapping, holding, swiping the user name does nothing. There are no choices except Remove.

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