How to Enable USB Debugging on Android [Proven]

If you’re an Android user, you may encounter situations when you need to connect your phone to the computer, like transferring files between Android and PC and backing up data. To achieve that, you need to enable USB debugging on your Android device.

Enabling USB debugging allows Android phones connect with the computer without hassle. This article introduces several ways to enable USB debugging for you. Different brands of Android phones and versions are included.

Part 1. How to Enable USB Debugging on Different Brands of Android Phone

Here in this part, the popular mainstream brands are introduced, including Samsung, Google, HUAWEI, HTC, LG, OPPO, VIVO, Xiaomi, MEIZU, Motorola, SONY, ONEPLUS, Lenovo, and Nokia. Keep reading and find the solution for your Android phone.

1. Samsung Galaxy

Step 1Tap Settings > About phone > Software information. Then choose Build number for 7 times and then tap Back.

Open Developer Options Samsung Galaxy S8

Step 2Tap Developer options > ON > USB debugging.

Enable Usb Debug Mode Samsung Galaxy S8

2. Google Phone

Step 1Find Settings on your Google phone and tap About Phone. Then tap on the Build number button for 7 times, and then tap Back.

Open Developer Options Windows Phone

Step 2Select Develop options and toggle on USB debugging.

Enable Usb Debugging Google Windows Phone

3. HUAWEI Honor/Mate/P

Step 1Go to Settings and tap About phone.

Open Developer Options Huawei

Step 2Also, tap on the Build number for 7 times and hit the Back button. Then select Developer options and turn on USB debugging.

Enable Usb Debug Mode Huawei

4. HTC

Step 1Open Settings on your phone and select About > Software information > More. Then tap Build number for 7 times and go Back.

Open Developer Options Htc

Step 2Then select Developer options and turn on USB debugging.

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5. LG Phone

Step 1Go to Settings > About phone > Software info. Then tap Build number for 7 times and go Back.

Open Developer Options Lg

Step 2Then select Developer options and turn on USB debugging.

Enable Usb Debug Mode Lg

6. OPPO Phone

Step 1Go to Settings > About phone. Then tap Version for 7 times and go Back. Then select Additional Settings.

Open Developer Options Oppo

Step 2Tap Developer Options and enter the verification code. Then tap Use. Select Developer options and turn on USB debugging.

Enable Usb Debug Mode Oppo

7. VIVO Phone

Step 1Go to Settings > More Settings > About > Version.

Open Developer Options Vivo

Step 2Tap Software version for 7 times and go Back. Then select Applications. Select Developer options > Development and turn on USB debugging and Allow mock locations.

Enable Usb Debug Mode Vivo

8. Xiaomi (Redmi)

Step 1Go to Settings > About phone. Then tap MIUI version for 7 times and go Back.

Open Developer Options Xiaomi

Step 2Select Additional Settings. Select Developer options and turn on USB debugging.

Note: If you’re Xiaomi users, you need to select Install via USB.

Enable Usb Debug Mode Xiaomi

9. MEIZU

Step 1Go to Settings > About phone. Then tap Build number for 7 times and go Back.

Open Developer Options Meizu

Step 2Select Accessibility > Developer options > Enable developer options > USB debugging.

Enable Usb Debug Mode Meizu

10. Motorola

Step 1Go to Settings > About phone. Then tap Build number for 7 times and go Back.

Step 2Select Developer options and turn on USB debugging.

Enable Usb Debug-mode-motorola

11. SONY Phone

Step 1Go to Settings > About phone. Then tap Build number for 7 times and go Back.

Step 2Turn on Developer options and turn on USB debugging.

Enable Usb Debug Mode Sony

12. ONEPLUS

Step 1Go to Settings > About phone. Then tap Build number for 7 times and go Back.

Open Developer Options Oneplus

Step 2Turn on Developer options and turn on Android debugging.

Enable Usb Debug Mode Oneplus

13. Lenovo

Step 1Go to Settings > About phone > Device information. Then tap Build number for 7 times and go Back.

Open Developer Options Lenovo

Step 2Turn on Developer options and then turn on USB debugging.

Enable Usb Debug Mode Lenovo

14. Nokia

Step 1Go to Settings > System > About phone. Then tap Build number for 7 times and go Back.

Open Developer Options Nokia

Step 2Find Advanced and turn on Developer options. Then toggle on Android debugging.

Enable Usb Debug Mode Nokia

Part 2. How to Enable USB Debugging Mode for Different Android Versions

For different Android versions, the operations to enable USB debugging mode can be very different. Read the guide and find the solution for your Android phone.

1. Android 4.2 or later

Step 1Go to Settings > About phone. Then tap Build number for 7 times and go Back.

Step 2Turn on Developer options and then turn on USB debugging.

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2. Android 3.0 - 4.1

Step 1Go to Settings > Developer options.

Step 2Choose USB debugging.

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3. Android 2.3 or earlier

Step 1Go to Settings > Applications > Development.

Step 2Choose USB debugging.

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Posted by Lily Stark to Android
February 18, 2022 14:10
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