To activate USB debugging mode on Android device, do the following:
1. Android v. 4.0
2. Android v. 4.2-7.x
- Go to Settings on your device. Settings can be found in Menu –> System settings.
- Scroll to the bottom to find “About phone” (“About tablet”).
- At the “About” screen find “Build number” and tap it seven times.
- If you have tapped seven times exactly, you’ll get “You are now a developer!” message:
- Now that you have USB debugging mode enabled, you can easily disable/enable it in Settings –> Developer options –> Debugging –> USB Debugging. After you followed this procedure once, your USB debugging mode will be easily accessible for enabling/disabling without following all these steps again.
3. Android 8 and higher
Swipe up to see all apps.
Open the Settings app.
Scroll down to open System.
Select About phone.
Scroll to the bottom and tap Build number 7 times.
Return to the previous screen to find Developer options closer to the end of the list.
In the Developer options section you can toggle the options on and off.
From a Home screen, swipe up to see all apps.
Navigate to Settings > System > Advanced.
Go to Developer options.
* If Developer options don’t seem to be available, go to Settings > System > About phone and scroll down to Build number. Tap it 7 times. Go to previous screen where you should see Developer options available now.
Once in, make sure the Developer options switch (in the upper blue area) is turned ON.
Navigate to USB debugging and tap to turn it On or Off.
If asked whether to ‘Allow USB debugging?’, tap OK to confirm.