Android work profiles are a convenient way to separate your work and personal life on your smartphone. When this feature is enabled, business and personal apps appear on two different tabs in the app drawer. Work apps have a small briefcase badge to distinguish them from personal apps.
However, currently the work profile feature is only available for managed devices. That is about to change, however, as Google plans to bring the feature to unmanaged Google Workspace devices so you don’t have to rely on your employer to enable it on your device.
In a blog post on Thursday, Google announced that it plans to extend the availability of Android work profiles to unmanaged users with a Google Workspace account.
“Previously, the work profile was only available on managed devices. Now we plan to bring the same work profile benefits to unmanaged users with a business identity. Ultimately, this will enable anyone using Android for business purposes to separate business and personal apps in one interface and pause all work-related apps with one click. “ That’s what Google said in a blog post.
According to Google, users can separate business and personal apps in one interface and pause all work-related apps with a single click. The Android work profile feature will be available to unmanaged Google Workspace users starting next year. “with plans to expand to other identity providers soon.”
We learned that recently Android 12 adds a new profile type called Clone. addedthat enables app cloning on devices running Android 12 and higher. With the new clone profile, users can run three instances of the same app at the same time.
Google recently expanded too Android work profile support for Android Autoso that users can access their work apps right from the Android Auto dashboard without reaching for their phone.