Enable USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy Note 5

By enabling USB debugging on your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 you will be able to connect your device to developer tools such as Android Studio. Here is a bit of info on the Android USB debugging feature.

What is USB Debugging?

USB Debugging Mode is a mode that can be enabled in Android after connecting the device directly to a computer with a USB cable. The primary function of this mode is to facilitate a connection between an Android device and a computer with Android SDK (software development kit).

Why is USB Debugging Mode Useful?

USB Debugging grants you a level of access to your device. This level of access is important when you need system-level clearance, such as when coding a new app. However, there are a few non-development-related benefits from this new level of access that can give you much more freedom of control over your device.  via MakeUseOf

In order to enable USB debugging mode on your Samsung Galaxy Note 5, you must first enable developer options. Follow the steps outlined below to do so:

Enabling “Developer Options” Selection

  1. From the Home screen, select “Apps“.
  2. Choose the “Settings” option.
  3. Select “About phone“.
  4. Tap “Build number” repeatedly until a message appears that says “You are now a developer“.

Turning USB Debugging On

If you performed the steps above, under “Apps” > “Settings”,  there will be a “Developer options” selection. Select it. From there, switch “USB debugging” to “On”.

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