#PMChallenge - Select user profile based on password or other credential

  1. Omenapensas
    Cupcake Feb 7, 2019

    Omenapensas , Feb 7, 2019 :
    Who are the users?

    What is the proposed function?
    Allow users to have multiple independent profiles. The one to use is based on the given credential, so, for example, different passwords log the users to different profiles. This makes it also possible to have something like ten profiles each opened with different fingerprint.

    What is the user value?
    1. Keep work and personal profiles separate without needing separate identities. For example, pin code 1234 is for work and 4321 is personal.

    2. Allows easy lending of phone to kids; when they open your phone with their own fingerprints, they log in to a restricted profile.

    3. Privacy. When forced to open your phone at the airport or give out your PIN code, you can use the profile prepared for inspection and keep your personal data private. Nobody knows that you have several PINS each opening a different profile.

    If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior?
    I think the existing support for multiple profiles needs separate identities. Selecting the profile based on credentials is both faster (no need to change identity) and easier to use. It's also more secure, because the profiles are not visible before you log into them.