If you are into playing with Android OS then you must have read the phrase ‘Enable USB Debugging’ in almost every guide available on the internet. And if you are new to Android then there’s a good chance that you would have to search how to enable USB Debugging on Android Device. To answer this question, we have decided to write a guide on this topic. Ahead, you will see a step by step guide on How to Enable USB Debugging on Android Device.
Remember, no matter how much customization an OEM makes with Android OS the core function remains the same. So, it doesn’t matter with you are using a Huawei phone or Samsung phone, the procedure to enable USB Debugging would remain the same. Having said that, the Android version definitely makes a difference and the steps are different depending on which version you are using.
What is USB Debugging?
As the name suggests, this feature is mostly used by Android App Developers who use this process to test software and find problems using the Android Studio development kit on a computer. USB debugging is basically just a way to allow an Android smartphone to transfer information to and from a computer. So, no rocket science is involved in this feature. USB Debugging is also essential if you are going to root your device or flash a custom recovery on it. It’s a feature with a fancy name and a very basic function.
Now that you have an idea about what USB debugging is let’s see how to enable it on your Android device.
How to Enable USB Debugging on Android Device – Android 3.0+
- Open ‘Settings’ on your Android device.
- Scroll down to ‘About Phone’.
- Tap on Build number about 7 times until you see a message saying ‘Developer options are activated’.
- Once you see the message, tap back and you will see ‘Developer Options’ menu appear at the bottom of the settings page.
- Go to the Developer Options menu and scroll down until you see USB Debugging. Turn on the toggle and hit OK to enable
Enable USB Debugging on Android Device – Android 2.3 and earlier
- Launch ‘Settings’ App from your app drawer.
- Tap on ‘Applications’ (sometimes called Apps or App Manager).
- Scroll down to find ‘Developer Options’.
- Tap on this and enable USB debugging.
That’s it! You are all set to unleash the true power of your Android Device.