Enable USB Debugging

Enable USB Debugging: Users of the Android OS turn on USB debugging when they need to tinker with the device OS. Enable USB debugging only when you need to use it. To leave the setting turned on creates a security risk. To disable USB Debugging and other developer options when you don't need them, slide the switch at the top of the screen to OFF. Wait, disable? We haven't even told you how to turn the USB debugging feature on! Let's get started!

What is USB Debugging?

USB Debugging is a feature aimed primarily at developers. USB debugging allows for direct access to the Android system/OS for the Android SDK (Software Development Kit). You can download the Android SDK on your computers, however, unless you have USB debugging enabled, it won't connect to your device. With all this in mind - whether you are a developer or someone who wants to flash a custom ROM, or simply root your phone, here's how to enable USB debugging on Android smartphones and tablets.

Note

You can use this how-to tutorial guide to enable USB debugging on Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, Note 3, Note 2, HTC One (M8), LG G3, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z2, Z1, Moto X, Moto G, as well as tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab series. This works for any Android deivce on any version of the Android operating system.

How to Enable USB Debugging on Android 5.0 Lollipop

First, you must enable developer options. If you habve not done so or don't know how to enable deveoper options, you can read this tutorial. Once you turn on developer options, you may then proceed with the steps outlined below:

  • Go to Settings  > About Phone > USB Debugging
  • Check the box near ‘USB debugging’ and click OK on the prompt that appears.

You can now enable and disable it whenever you want by going into Settings > Developer Options > Debugging > USB debugging and unchecking or checking the box. Remember to always disbale USB debugging when not in use.

How to enable USB debugging on Android KitKat

First, you must enable developer options. If you havne't done so or don't know how to enable deveoper options, you can read this tutorial. Once you turn on developer options, you may then proceed with the steps outlined below:

  • Go to Settings  > About Phone > USB Debugging
  • Check the box near ‘USB debugging’ and click OK on the prompt that appears.

You can now enable and disable it whenever you want by going into Settings > Developer Options > Debugging > USB debugging and unchecking or checking the box. Remember to always disbale USB debugging when not in use.

Enable USB Debugging on Gingerbread (Android 2.3)

  • Find Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging
    Enable it. No need for anything else.

Enable USB Debugging on Ice Cream Sandwich

First, you must enable developer options. If you havne't done so or don't know how to enable deveoper options, you can read this tutorial. Once you turn on developer options, you may then proceed with the steps outlined below:

  • Go to Settings  > About Phone > USB Debugging
  • Check the box near ‘USB debugging’ and click OK on the prompt that appears.

You can now enable and disable it whenever you want by going into Settings > Developer Options > Debugging > USB debugging and unchecking or checking the box. Remember to always disbale USB debugging when not in use.

Video: How to enable USB Debugging on Android

Conclusion

USB Debugging is useful for developers/advanced Android users. This settings is also useful for amateur users looking to root or flash their Android smartphones or tablets. In order to enable USB debugging, one must first enable developer options. The various methods for doing this are in the sections above. If you need further assistance, be sure to leave us a comment below and we'd be happy to help you out. Thanks for reading, how to enable developer options on Orduh!

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