How to enable USB debugging mode on any Android device – Guide

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USB debugging mode is the feature of all the Android devices which lets you connect your Android phone to your PC to enjoy different features like Android SDK access and more. USB debugging mode can be enabled on any Android device easily with just few steps.

How to enable USB debugging mode on any Android device - Guide

USB Debugging can be very useful in different ways like when trying to access the default internal storage of your Android phone on PC, trying to install apps or even connecting your Android device to different Android PC suites etc.

If, you are one of the people who are looking to enable the USB Debugging mode on your Android device then, you are at the right place. This tutorial will guide you through the steps of enabling the USB debugging mode on your Android powered device.

Just follow the instructions below to enable USB debugging mode on your Android device.

Instructions:

Android 4.2 Devices:

If, you are using an Android 4.2 device then, you will first have to get the ‘Developer Options‘ menu back which is hidden by default. You can get the ‘Developer Options‘ back by following the instructions found here.

  • Once you have enabled the ‘Developer Options’ on your Android 4.2 device, go to the ‘Settings’ > ‘Developer Options’ and check the ‘USB debugging’ option.
  • Your USB debugging has been enabled.

Android 4.0 Devices:

If, you are using an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) powered device then, enabling the USB debugging mode on it is very easy.

  • Go to the ‘Settings’ > ‘Developer options’ menu.
  • You would get the ‘USB debugging‘ option in the ‘Developer Options’. Check it.
  • Your USB debugging would be enabled.

Android 2.3 Devices:

If, you are one of the people who are using an Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) phone then, there is an option to enable USB debugging on that as well.


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  • Open up the ‘Settings’ and navigate to the ‘Applications’ menu.
  • You would see the ‘Development’ option. Press it.
  • Here you would get the ‘USB debugging’ options. Check it.
  • That’s all! Your ‘USB debugging’ mode has been enabled.

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