How to Enable USB Debugging in Android Phones

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    Your android phone has multiple built-in features, some of even which are not even heard by you, or otherwise, you have heard the name but are unaware of the technical use of these features. USB debugging, exist among those features, or more specifically known as mode, which is mostly known to developers, however, it can be utilized by you as well for getting screenshots instantly not possible otherwise or for testing apps developed.

    Installing applications on your computer is never so efficient and easy without getting this level of access. If you are interested in rooting up your android phone or installing custom ram yourself, this is definitely part of all the processes. The process is not limited to developers or for the hacker processes, in fact, it is required by many android users and simple transfer of data is also possible using USB bugging.

    How to enable USB debugging for different android phones

    The process is not required on daily basis, however, for ensuring, your installed applications are working properly and enabling it is simple and can be done by anyone. For various operating systems, the process does differ and it is added here for your help:

    Android 5.0 to 7.0 USB debugging process

    If you like exploring the advanced stuff and features of your android phone, you can enable USB debugging yourself by following a route added here, especially if you are using Android operating system 5.0 to 7.0.

    • Click on the menu option of your phone.
    • Look for settings icon and select it.
    • Scroll down until you find an option about your phone: (it is usually the last option)
    • Once there, again scroll down and stop when you see build number.
    • Once found tap it 7 times and you will see a notification in form of pop up “you are now a developer”.
    • Go back to the settings screen and you will see developer settings on your phone.
    • Once done, select settings option.
    • Select developer option and tap USB debugging.
    • The mode is now active and ready to use.

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    Android 4.2 or newer, USB debugging process

    If your Android phone operating system is 4.2 or newer and you are interested in enabling USB debugging for coding your installed application purpose or for development purpose, use the following route:

    • Click on the menu option of your phone.
    • Look for settings icon and select it.
    • Scroll down until you find an option about your phone: (it is usually the last option)
    • Once there, again scroll down and stop when you see build number.
    • Once found tap it 7 times and you will see a notification in form of pop up “you are now a developer”.
    • Go back to the settings screen and you will see developer settings on your phone.
    • Once done, select settings option.
    • Select developer option and tap USB debugging.
    • The mode is now active and ready to use.

    Android 3.0 to 4.1, USB debugging process

    The route is very simple android phones, using operating system between 3.0 to 4.1.

    • Look for the settings option and select it.
    • Look for developer options and select it.
    • Navigate down and select USB debugging option and select it.

    Warning:

    Although the process is simple and enables you exploring advanced features of your android phone, it is advisable for enabling USB debugging, only when you are using it otherwise turn it off. It is especially advisable in a commercial area so that your phone data remain secure.

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