How to Enable Developer Options on Android

By default, the Developer options on your Android device are hidden. Because these options are mainly developed for mobile developers to test various test cases and do changes to enhance the performance of the phone. It is not a good idea to touch the developer options if you do not have any particular purpose and a good understanding of them. So be careful.

You can access these developer options by unlocking them. But why do you want to enable developer options on your Android phone? Because they enable additional functionalities of your phone. Some of them are listed below.

  • Enabling USB debugging
  • Unlocking the bootloader. So now you can root your Android device.
  • Changing the speed of drawing animation to enhance the performance of your phone.

There are more other advantages except for the above-mentioned functionalities. Let’s see how to enable and disable these options on your Android device.

Enabling Developer Options on Your Android Device

Step 1. Find the Build number in the Settings app of your device.

Step 2. The location of this Build number may differ according to the manufacture of the device. Check the below table for more info.

Manufacture of the device Location of the Build number
Stock Android Settings->About phone->Build number
Samsung Galaxy Settings->About phone->Software information->Build number
HTC Settings->About->Software information->More->Build number
LG device Settings->About phone->Software info->Build number

Step 3. Tap on the Build number seven times. When the developer options are unlocked, a message saying “You are now a developer!” will appear.

developer options android

Step 4. Now you will see the option named “Developer options” at the bottom of the Settings app.

How to Disable Developer Options on Android?

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on the Developer options
  3. Switch off the Developer options toggle button.

Now you can not find the Developer options entry under the Settings. If you want it back then you can follow the aforementioned steps.

Bottom Line

Though developer options increase the capacity of your device functionalities, they are mainly designed for mobile developers to test their apps and effectively change various system behaviors. So we advise you to study all the options by visiting the official Android Developer website before tinkering with any option. Moreover, these developer options may slightly differ from device to device.

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