How to enable and turn off Developer Options on Android

Before I tell you, how to enable developer options and USB debugging, it is necessary that you know about, what is it? Why do you need to enable it? So let’s get started.

What is USB Debugging Mode?

USB Debugging feature is actually for Android Developers, what it really does, it creates a data transferring connection SDK (Software Development Kit) between your PC and your Android Device.

Usually, developers and Programmers use this suit to code apps and test it on devices, to do this, they need USB Debugging feature enabled on their device. Apart from Developers, we regular Android users use it to root Android.

Now how to enable USB Debugging option on your Android Device despite the Android version running on your device, it can be Android Oreo, Nougat, Marshmellow, Lollipop or KitKat. You can still follow the same instructions for all versions of Android.

How to Enable Developer Options

Here are the exact steps to enable developer options on your Android phone or tablet:

Step 1: First head over to, “Settings” >> And Find “About Device” and tap it.

Step 2: Now it will give another menu, Now here find ” Build Number“.

Samsung Galaxy S4: Build Number

Step 3: Once you find Build Number, Tap it seven times unless you get this message “Developer Mode Has been Enabled.”

Developer Mode has been enabled

STEP 4. Now just go back to “About Device” Menu, where you will find Developer options.

Developer Options

Developer options have successfully been enabled. Now you can use it to make the desired changes to your Android system.

Step 5: Now you can enable “USB Debugging” on your Android device.

USB Debugging Mode

Debug mode when USB is connected.

Allow USB Debugging?

USB debugging is intended for development purposes only. Use it to copy data between your computer and your device, install apps on your device without notification, and read log data.

How to turn off developer options

Now when you’re done with enabling the developer options on your device. You may also need to know how to disable the developer options.

Here are the exact steps to hide developer options on Android:

  • Run the Settings app on your device.
  • Look for Apps/Application Manager.
  • Choose to see all installed apps on your device.
  • Find the Settings app and open it.
  • Now tap the clear data button.

ou can go back to main Settings options and Developer options should not be visible there anymore. If this method does not work for you then you can always Hard reset or Factory reset your phone which should fix the issue only it is necessary for you to turn off these options.

I hope by the end of this post you’ve successfully learned how to enable and turn off developer options on your Android. Don’t forget to let us know by sharing your experience in the comment section below.