23.05.2024

How to Enable USB Debugging on Android

This instruction will come in handy if you decide to restore data erased from the device, reflash it, get root rights or make a backup.

How to enable USB debugging on Android

USB debugging is a mode of an Android device in which it provides extended access to its OS for computer programs. This feature is actively used by application developers.

But for ordinary users, the debug mode can also be useful. Thanks to him, utilities like PhoneRescue recover accidentally deleted files. And apps like Helium back up mobile device data using a PC. These are just typical examples.

There are many different situations in which USB debugging can be useful. If you need to activate it, here's what to do.

First of all, you need to enable Developer Options. Follow the appropriate steps depending on your device.

  • On pure Android, open the settings and find the “About phone” item. In it, find the item “Build number”. Click on it until the message “You have become a developer” appears.
  • On Xiaomi smartphones, you need to click “Settings” → “About device” → “All characteristics”. Tap “MIUI version” until the above message appears.
  • On Samsung smartphones, under Settings → About Phone → Software Information. Click on the “Build number” section.

All other smartphones have the same principle. It is enough to find in the settings the item “About the device”, “About the system” and further in this spirit, and in it “Build number”. Click it a few times and developer mode will be enabled.

How to enable USB debugging on Android

How to enable USB debugging on Android

Now find the “For Developers” section in the settings. In many firmwares, it appears at the bottom of the main settings menu, but in the same MIUI it can be found in “Settings” → “Advanced”. Also, “For Developers” is easily searched by the built-in settings search. usb-na-android-4969905.jpg” alt=”How to enable USB debugging on Android” />

How to enable USB debugging on Android

In the section that opens, make sure that the “For developers” switch is activated. Then find the “USB Debugging” button and enable it too. Done.

How to enable USB debugging on Android

How to enable USB debugging on Android

Debug mode gives deep access to the system, and this opens up new loopholes for attackers. So, they can easily connect the device you lost to your computer and try to extract the data. Therefore, after using the debug mode, it is better to turn it off. This can also be done in the Developer Options section.

How to enable USB debugging on Android

How to enable USB debugging on Android

If you want to hide the developer menu , tap Settings → Apps → All Apps. Find “Settings” there and click “Clear data”. The additional menu will be hidden.