How to Enable USB Debugging on Your Android Device


While attempting to root or customize your Android phone, most of the guides (including the one’s we publish) tend to assume you know basic stuff like enabling USB Debugging. However, we do realize that not everyone is technically adept as us and this is why today we will be teaching our readers how to enable USB debugging on their Android phone with ease. The important thing to keep in mind is that the process differs due to Android versions, so just follow the steps which are relevant to the version of OS you have on your phone.

For Android 2.0 – 4.0:

  • Tap the Settings App Icon in your phone’s app drawer
  • Tap Applications and go to Development
  • Once there, look for an option called: “Enable USB Debugging”, just check the box and you will be good to go.

For Android 4.0 and above:

  • Tap the Settings App Icon in your phone’s app drawer
  • Browse down to the About Device option. This option may appear in a different tab in the Settings app but trust us it will be there
  • Open About Device and tap Software Information.
  • Tap Build Number 7 times, again the build number might not be here and might even be in the About Device’s main menu. So just stay calm and look closely.
  • After tapping the Build Number 7 times, go back to Settings and look for an option called Developer Options. This option will only appear after you have completed the aforementioned procedure, open it
  • Look for an option called USB Debugging and check it to enable USB Debugging.

Now, just connect your phone to the computer and look on the phone screen. A popup will come up, asking you to allow access of your computer to the phone. For convenience, tap Always Allow and OK to give permission to computer programs to make changes to your phone.

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