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How to Enable USB Debugging on Android Phone

--Friday, June 23, 2017
With USB debugging, you can transfer data from Android to computer or install application with much convenience. However, when you buy a new Android phone, for example, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Xperia, Lenovo, LG, Google Nexus and so on, USB debugging is not on. After enabling USB debugging, you can connect Android smartphone to PC so as to back up data from devices to computers or drag and drop files to the phone as well.

Now the passage will be divided into 4 parts so as to show you the way to enable USB debugging for three different versions of Android operating system.

Please jump to: Android 5.0 to 7.0, Android 4.2 or Newer, Android 3.0 to 4.1, Android 2.3 or Earlier

Part 1. Enable USB Debugging on Android 5.0 to 7.0

Enabling USB Debugging on Android such as Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S7 Edge, LG G6, etc with the system of Android Lollipop/Marshmallow/Nougat is almost the same as that of Android 4.2.x:

Now, I will take a Samsung device as an example to show you the way to enable USB debugging with newer Android version.

Device Model Information:
Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Model Number: SM-G9350
Android Version: 7.0

Step 1 Open "Apps" on the home screen and select "Settings" app.

Step 2 Scroll down to the bottom and then tap on "Develop options".

Step 3 On the interface, you need to firstly swift on the button on the top. Then continue to scroll down the screen until you can see the "USB debugging" option. Turn it on and confirm your action on the pop-up window.

Enable USB Debugging on Android 7.0

Part 2. Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.2 or Newer

For the newer Android operating system like Android 4.2 or later, for example, Samsung Galaxy S6/S5, you can enable USB debugging by the following steps:
Step 1. Enter "Settings", then, click "About Phone".
Step 2. Tap "Build number" for 7 times until you get a note "You are under developer mode".
Step 3. Then back to "Setting", then, click "Developer options".
Step 4. The last step, tick "USB debugging"

Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.2

Part 3. Enable USB Debugging on Android 3.0 to 4.1

If your Android phone is Android 3.0 to 4.1, you can enable USB debugging by clicking "Settings > Developer options > USB debugging"

Enable USB Debugging on Android 3.0 to 4.1

Part 4. Enable USB Debugging on Android 2.3 or Earlier

If you use Android 2.3 or the earlier version of Android, you can enable USB debugging as follow: "Settings"  > "Applications" > "Development" > "USB debugging"

Enable USB Debugging on Android 2.3

That's it. The steps are quite simple, isn't it? You can try it by yourself. You'll find it useful if you have tried.