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How to Turn on USB Debugging?

If you are an Android user, here you will learn feasible methods to enable USB debugging. Android comes with different firmware versions. Thus, the ways to enable USB debugging may vary based on the Android version that your device runs. You may refer to the steps given below to enable USB debugging on different Android versions.

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Verify the version of the mobile operating system

First, you need to check out the version of your Android device before you start. Simply go to "Settings" > "About phone" > "Android version".

check android version

Ways to turn on USB debugging from different OS version

As mentioned, there are different ways to enable USB debugging per the OS version of your mobile device. Here are the steps that you can follow to enable USB debugging.

Steps for Android devices running 4.4 and higher

Step 1 Unlock developer options

Navigate to "Menu" > "Settings" (Usually located in Apps menu) > "About phone" (can be About, About phone or About tablet). Constantly tap "Build number"(until it says you have become a developer) > Go back to the Settings page.

unlock developer options

Step 2 Enable USB debugging

Go to "Developer options", look for USB debugging then toggle it to "ON".

turn on usb debugging

Steps for Android devices running 4.2 and 4.3

Step 1 Go to about device

Navigate to "Settings," select "More" from the top menu, and tap on "About device."

navigate to about device

Step 2 Unlock developer options

Keep tapping on the "Build number" for 7 times. Once you have become a developer. Go to "Developer options" from the Settings page.

unlock developer options

Step 3 Enable USB debugging

Go to "USB debugging" and tap on the box next to it. When a notification appears, select "OK" to confirm the permission.

permission confirm

Steps for Android devices running 4.0 and 4.1

Step 1 Go to developer options

First, open your "Settings" app and go to "Developer options" and unlock it to modify some settings.

open developer options

Step 2 Enable android debugging

Look for "Android debugging" and tap the box next to it to enable. Finally, tap "OK" from the notification that will appear on your screen.

confirm usb debugging confirmation

Steps for Android devices running 1.6 to 3.2

Step 1 Go to development

Open your "Settings" app and navigate to "Applications" option. Look for "Development".

development option

Step 2 Enable USB debugging

Next, tap the box beside "USB debugging" to turn on. Select "Yes" from the pop-up to finalize.

enable usb debugging

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Posted by JoKelly on June 10, 2019 to Mobile Mirror

Last updated on September 17, 2020

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