Wednesday, April 05, 2017

How to Enable USB Debugging on All Android Devices

I will be showing you how to enable USB Debugging on Android devices, (phones, tablets) - All Versions

With USB Debugging Mode enabled, you can easily transfer data from your Android phone to computer or install applications.

However, when you buy a new Android phone, for example, Tecno, Infinix, Samsung, Gionee, Lenovo, Nokia and so on, USB Debugging is disabled by default. So, you will have to enable USB Debugging Mode. After you've successfully enabled USB debugging, you will be able to connect your Android smartphone to your PC, you can then easily backup data from your Android phone to your computer or drag and drop files from your phone to your computer, take screenshots, take a log of your phone etc.

Below you will find how to enable USB Debugging Mode for all Android versions

Enable USB Debugging on Android 5.0 and up


To enable USB Debuggin on Tecno, infinix, Gionee, Samsung, etc with Android version Lollipop, Marshmallow or Nougat is almost the same as that of Android 4.2 or 4.4:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on "About Phone".
  3. Scroll down to "Build number" then tap on it 7 times until  "You are now a developer" pops up.
  4. Tap on the back button to go back to the settings, you should see Developer Options.
  5. Tap on "Developer Options".
  6. Inside Developer Options scroll down to USB Debugging slide the switch on the right to On.
  7. You will see a warning, tap on OK to enable USB Debugging.

Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.2


To enable USB Debugging on Android 4.2 jelly bean to  Android 4.4 kitkat, for example, Samsung, infinix or Tecno etc. Follow the steps below to enable USB debugging:
  1. Go to "Settings"
  2. Tap on "About Phone"
  3. Tap on "Build number" 7 times until you get a prompt "You are under developer mode"  
  4. Go back to "Setting", then, click on Developer options".
  5. Then, tick "USB debugging"

Enable USB Debugging on Android 3.0 to 4.1


Follow the steps below to enable USB Debugging for  Android smartphones running Android 3.0 to 4.1,

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on Developer options
  • Tick the check box by the right of USB debugging

Enable USB Debugging on Android 2.3 or Earlier.

Follow the steps below to enable USB Debugging for  Android smartphones running Android 2.3 or earlier.


  1. Go to "Settings" .
  2. Tap on "Applications".
  3. Tap on "Development".
  4. Mark "USB debugging".
  5. USB Debugging is now enabled.

USB Debugging should only be enabled when needed. You should disable USB Debugging when it's not needed.
To disable USB Debugging and other developer options when they are not needed, follow the steps above then slide the switch at the top of the Developer screen to OFF.


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