How to enable USB debugging

How to enable USB debugging

Android 4.2 and higher 

The USB Debugging is in the “Developer Options” menu item, but it is hidden, you need to reveal it first:

1. Go to Settings -> About Phone.

2. Go to “Build Number” at the end of the Scroll list.

3. Tap on “Build Number” ("Android version" for some devices) repeatedly 7 times. On your third tap you should see message indicating that you only have 4 more taps to go to ‘become a developer’.

4. Go back to the Setting page. You should see Developer Option menu item in your setting list now.

5. Open Developer Options and check USB debugging -> ON

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  1. Go to Settings on your phone.

  2. Choose "General" in the Settings bookmarks.

  3. Go to About phone section.

  4. Go to Software info

  5. Tap 7 times on "Build number" and you should see following message

  6. Go back and scroll down to find the "Developer Options".

  7. Click on the "USB debugging" option and confirm message which appear on the screen

Huawei devices

In case you are turning on the USB debugging on a Huawei device, make sure to also "allow the debugging usage in charge only mode" in the Debugging section in Developer Options. This will prevent most of the cases, where USB debugging is tuning itself off, because of EMUI.

For EMUI 5.0 and higher it might be necessary to connect the phone to the PC prior to enabling USB debugging, because it may otherwise keep turning itself off automatically.

Xiaomi devices

In case you are turning on the USB debugging on a Xiaomi device, make sure to enable all the categories in the Debugging section in Developer Options. This will ensure that the connector app is able to be installed on your phone.

Enabling both these options will require you to have a SIM card inserted in the phone and also to be logged into Mi Account.

Android 4

Simply go to Settings -> Developer options and enable USB debugging

Android 2.3

Go to Settings -> Applications -> Development and enable USB debugging


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