How to Enable USB Debugging on a Samsung Galaxy


For a quick reference, enable USB debugging by accessing Apps > Settings > About phone. Tap the Build number field 7 times and Developer options should be unlocked. Tap (…) and select Developer options. Turn on the Developer options switch. Toggle the USB debugging switch to turn on or off. If prompted with ‘Allow USB debugging‘, tap OK.

This process should be applicable to a wide array of Samsung Galaxy devices. If you’re having trouble finding the USB debugging option in your Samsung Galaxy smartphone, it’s because the option is hidden until you activate Developer Mode in your device. 

Here are the step by step procedure on how to activate Developer Mode and find the USB debugging option:

  • Go to Settings > About Device or About Phone.
  • Tap on Build number repeatedly until it says “You are now a developer”.
  • You will now be able to access the Developer menu through Settings > Developer options.
  • Enable USB debugging.
  • You can now turn it off or on using your Developer options menu. 
  • If you are trying to use USB debugging to solve issues with connecting your Samsung Galaxy smartphone to your PC, click here to follow a guide on how to fix connectivity issues.

USB debugging mode will allow android devices to communicate with computers. This mode allows the developers to create android apps easier. Enabling this feature allows certain functions of your device that aren’t regularly available to be accessed. That means certain areas on your phone can be edited or information can be attained. 

Though it is a useful feature, be reminded that enabling this option can also impose risk of information being stolen if your device is connected to an unsecured computer. If you are going to have the USB debugging mode enabled, make sure that you are going to connect your Samsung galaxy smartphone on a trusted computer only. 

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