How to Enable Developer Options and USB Debugging in Android

When you want to debug or access hidden features of the Android platform that are not accessible directly, you have to use the ADB commands. You can do so by installing ADB on your computer, be it Windows, macOS, Linux, or Chrome OS. But you would also need to enable Developer Options and USB Debugging in your Android phone.

Enabling Developer Options and USB debugging is quite similar for almost all Android devices. This tutorial shows you how to enable Developer Options and USB debugging in Android devices.

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Enable Developer Options and USB Debugging in Android

Step 1: Go to About Phone in Settings

First go to Settings in your Android device and scroll down to very bottom. There you need to tap on About Phone.

On About Phone page, tap 7 times on Build Number. There will be a small toast message showing you how many times you need to tap on Build Number to enable Developer Options. After you tap on it 7 times, Developer Options will be enabled.

Open Settings, go to About Phone and then tap on 7 times on build number to enable developer options and USB debugging
Settings > About Phone > tap on 7 times on Build number

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging in Developer Options

Now, go back to Settings and there tap on System. In System settings, you will see an option for Developer Options which was not there initially. Tap on Developer Options.

In Developer Options you will have options to make changes to your Android device which were not available before enabling Developer options. Turn ON the switch next to USB debugging to enable USB debugging in your Android device.

Enable USB Debugging in Developer Options
Enable USB Debugging in Developer Options

Step 3: Connect Phone with USB Debugging

Now, when you have successfully enabled Developer Options and USB debugging in your Android phone, connect it to your computer. Open ADB terminal and run the adb devices command. On your Android device, you will receive a pop-up asking for your permissions to allow USB debugging. First, tick the check-box for “Always allow from this computer” and then tap on the ALLOW. Your Android device will be connected to your computer in USB debugging mode.

Connect your Phone in USB Debugging Mode
Connect your Phone in USB Debugging Mode

Enable Developer Options & USB Debugging in Android

This tutorial explained, how to enable Developer options and USB debugging in Android devices. Most of the Android devices follow same Settings pattern, however, in some of the devices with highly customized ROMs, these options may be found somewhere else. You can easily find those options.

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