I am using a Fairphone 4 purchased from Murena with /e/os 1.6-s 2022129238946-stable-FP4 since a month now. So far it has been both a refreshing and a challenging experience - in general I am really happy with it.
I have accumulated many questions and observations. But trying to stay on point with this topic so I will share them across new and existing topics rather than one long read.
This is a question about the creation and use of additional user accounts. For example to separate work and private use.
Prerequisites – I use opensource apps and privacy friendly apps where possible but in the real world I have to use apps like MS Teams, Outlook, WhatsApp etc. Many posts talk about Shelter to organize that. I tried to install Shelter but it will not work - it actually notifies me that it is not install-able for my phone/OS combination.
But what does Shelter do that cannot be accomplished with an additional user account to containerize work and/or privacy unfriendly apps?
Use case example with Whats app:
I’ll create an additional user account, I’ll install WhatsApp + an address book with only limited amount of contacts (so that FB will not have my full list of contacts).
Are user accounts totally separated as far as privacy is concerned? No leakage?
Is it possible for this new user to utilize the second sim in my phone?
Is it possible to effectively tailor Advanced Privacy per user account?
Another use case for example could be, (while waiting for per app location permissions ) to do the Magic Earth navigation from another user which uses real location? As switching users is really fast it would be easy to do.
Anyway, I am looking forward to your insights.