Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Does iPad Air support multi-user logins?

Having mulit-users for a tablet/iPad type devices is a good feature to have. Of course you can sell more iPads if only one user is targetted, but is it prudent? Not if you want your minor to have his own. It is best if he/she can share with an adult who can oversee if some mischief is going to take place.

Also there is the question of economics? single earner families with more than one child for example.

iPad Air does not allow you to share the iPad with another user. Another user can use but the identity will be that of yours. This has caused some embarassments in sending out wrong information when the iPad was used by two with the profile of a single user.

Only Android and Windows OS has the capability of mainatining multiple users and their profiles. Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (using Android OS); Nokia and Toshiba tablets that use Windows OS support multiple users.

There are some apps for iPad that can create multiple users. But this is only for certain mail applications etc. It cannot be truly called Multiple-user support.

Also read here:
More scenarios for multi-users from here, http://www.citeworld.com/article/2114769/tablets/tablets-supporting-
"When you're talking about a tablet, that strict single-user assumption breaks down (Apple's unspoken message appears to be that everyone should have their own iOS device). Many families share one (or more) tablet(s) among some, if not all, family members. In education settings, multiple students may share a tablet during a single class or the same tablets may be used by different students in each class session. In business, teams may share a pool of tablets
that each user can check one out as needed for meetings or presentations - a technique that can be used in a wide range of professions such as as sales, marketing, healthcare, teaching or training, law enforcement and field support. Even when tablets aren't explicitly shared, students or workers may need to let someone else use a tablet to add content, review work or browse information."

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