Activate USB debugging in Android developer options

This article describes step by step how to activate USB debugging on an Android device. Before you can activate USB debugging you have to enable the developer options. If developer options already enabled, continue with step 4.

  1. Start the settings of the device and press the search symbol.

    Start the settings of the device and press the search symbol.
  2. Type «build» and press «Build number» in the list below.

    Type «build» and press «Build number» in the list below.
  3. Press «Build number» 7 times till you see a message «Developer mode has been turned on». If the developer options already enabled you will see a message «Developer mode has already been enabled».

    Press «Build number» 7 times.
  4. Go back to the search, type «usb» and press «USB debugging» in the list below.

    Go back to the search, type «usb».
  5. Switch ON «USB debugging».

    Switch ON «USB debugging».

Note
Please note that some devices from some manufacturers allow USB debugging only in file transfer mode. Huawei is one of them. In this case, plug the USB cable in the device and computer and select «File transfer mode» on the Android device.

Published: 3. Jan 2022
Categories: Android