The developer options used to be visible to every Android user until Google launched Android 4.2. In this version (and higher versions) of android, Google hid the developer options. There is no technical reason behind this. It is all about change. Moreover, hidden ‘developer options’ also protects a naive android user from changing the settings that you wouldn’t want to change.
How to Enable Developer Options on Android?
It is really annoying when you can find where to enable the developer options. Well, there is nothing to be annoyed; it is just a piece of cake. Follow the simple steps below.
- Go to setting of your phone
- Scroll down until you see ‘About Device’. (Some devices may have ‘About Phone’ instead.)
- Tap on it
- You will now see phone model, android version, etc.
- Scroll down until you see ‘Build number’. This number varies from device to device, however, it is something like ‘KTU53D.G530FXXUAOA2’
- Now tap Build number seven 7 times. After you tap it 3 times, you will see a note saying, “you are 4 taps away from becoming a developer”.
- Keep taping until you see a success note.
- That’s it. You now have enabled the developer options on your device.
Keep in mind that ‘Developer Options’ once enabled cannot be disabled. There is nothing to worry about it. It would do any harm to your phone.
How to turn on USB Debugging
Once you have enabled the ‘developer options’ in your android device, it is easy to turn on USB Debugging. With USB Debugging enabled, you can make any changes to your device which are allowed only for developers.
In order to turn on USB Debuggin, follow the path below:
Settings > Developer Options > USB debugging
Just check this option and you are good to go.
If you have any questions or if you are facing any problems, feel free to comment.