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This is a welcome step. I moved (back) to iPhone recently and one thing I miss from Android is Work Profiles that can be turned on and off and act as pretty much a separated user. It sounds like this is slightly more limited than that, but it’s a good start. At least being able to easily turn work stuff off on the weekend is a huge deal for work life balance (and I feel a bit uncomfortable when my work stuff is effectively not isolated from my personal stuff.)



> This is a welcome step. I moved (back) to iPhone recently and one thing I miss from Android is Work Profiles that can be turned on and off and act as pretty much a separated user. It sounds like this is slightly more limited than that, but it’s a good start. At least being able to easily turn work stuff off on the weekend is a huge deal for work life balance (and I feel a bit uncomfortable when my work stuff is effectively not isolated from my personal stuff.)

Did Android do away with work profiles recently? I used to have one and then following an update from the Enterprise, the apps were commingled and there was no way to explicitly "turn off work".


I'm using Android (Pixel 3), and the work profile works for me. IMO it is much better than having to carry two phones.


Is it something different than just a separate local account?


They allow your workplace to remotely administer your work account without giving them full control over your whole device.


Once you switched to Android because of privacy? I always wondered why people choose this operating system.




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