All the Android smartphones come with a Developer options feature built into them. Though, the developer option is a hidden by default and has been disabled; you can enable it easily. If you ever tried to tinker with your Android phone, you would have heard the instructor or the tutorial asking your enable Developer options in Android and then enable USB debugging. I created this website enbaleusbdebugging.com solely to help the Android users to with their Android smartphones. This website has tutorials to enable USB debugging on almost all the latest Android smartphones. However, if you want to know how to enable USB debugging on all the version of Android, in this post, I will show you how to do it.
Why should you enable USB debugging?
Enabling USB debugging is the first step towards getting full control over your device. Whether you are trying to root your Android phone, install custom ROM or doing anything else with your device that requires you to connect your phone to PC, you need to enable USB debugging. Else, the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) on your computer will not detect your Android phone. In short, USB debugging is required for development work.
So, If you are planning to Android development or want to root your phone or simply want to install custom ROM on it. Without enabling USB debugging you won’t be able to connect your phone to the PC and get it recognized with the Android SDK. SO, here is how to enable USB debugging on various versions of Android.
How to Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Later
Note: The below steps will allow you to enable USB debugging on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android 4.4 KitKat and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Step 1: Enable Developer Option – Tap on Settings, scroll down and tap About Phone. Scroll down and find Build Number. Tap 7 times on the build number or until you see “You are now a Developer” message.
Note: You must enable developer option, before you can enable USB debugging.
Step 2: Enable USB debugging – Tap on Settings, scroll down and open Developer Options. Go to Debugging section and enable USB debugging by checking the box. Tap OK to confirm.
How to Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.1 and 4.0
Step 1: Enable Developer Option – Go to Settings, scroll down, About phone, Developer options and enable it.
Step 2: Enable USB Debugging – Go to Settings, Developer Option and enable USB debugging.
How to Enable USB Debugging on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Earlier
In the earlier version of Android, there was no need to enable developer option as could access the USB debugging directly from the settings.
Go to Settings, tap on Application, find Development and enable USB Debugging.
That’s it. By following these steps, you can enable USB debugging on any version of Android. If you have any problem with enabling USB debugging then search with your device name in the search bar.
Once you have enabled USB debugging and you are done with your task, make sure that you disable it. Don’t keep it enabled unless required.