How to Enable USB Debugging on your Android Device

USB Debugging Mode is one thing that you really need to know if you are an Android fanboy. The primary function of it is to grant you access to your Android phone. If you intend to have much more freedom of control over your device, you will want to read this article which shows you how to enable USB debugging on Android device.

To enable USB debugging on Android, you should first enable Developer Options which is a great way to enhance the functionality of your phone, but improper use of it could affect the way your device functions. Hence, you should know exactly what you are doing before proceeding any settings. And we advise you to avoid configuring any other settings in Developer Options after enabling USB debugging.

How to Enable USB Debugging on Android 7.0 Nougat, and Android 8.0 Oreo

The steps to enable USB debugging on Android 7/8 are basically the same as other versions of Android, from Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Here we will sum them up all together for your convenience.

  1. Navigate to Settings -> About Phone -> scroll to the bottom -> tap Build number constantly seven times. You will get a short pop-up in the lower area of your display saying that “you are now a developer”.
    Enable developer options
  2. Go back to the main Settings page, enter the Developer options menu, and turn on the toggle button of USB debugging. Then click OK to allow USB debugging when prompted.
    Enable Usb debugging on android 8

Now you can enable and disable it whenever you want by going into Settings -> Developer Options -> Debugging -> USB debugging.

How to Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.0 and 4.1

  1. Navigate to Settings -> enable Developer options.
  2. Once you have enables developer options, you just simply scroll all the way down until you see the USB Debugging option, and check it.
    Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.0 and 4.1

How to Enable USB Debugging on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Earlier

  1. Navigate to Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB Debugging -> Enable it
    Enable USB Debugging on Android 2.3

Tips on How to Identify the Android Version on Your Android

In order to pick out the right way to enable USB debugging on your Android mobile, you should first find out what version of Android you have on your device. To do that, please go to Settings and scroll down to the bottom to find the About Device option. Tap on it and you should find various details of your phone. Among them, find Software info or Android version and they will tell you your Android version.

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