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How to Enable USB Debugging on Android

Android is the most popular and widely used mobile operating system that runs on Android-compatible smartphones or tablet devices. When you need to connect the Android phone to the computer in order to back up data from devices to computers or copy files to the phone, you need to set up your phone and enable USB debugging mode accordingly.

So what is USB debugging? USB debugging is a mode that allows Android to connect computers for data syncing or flashing any file, etc. Here this guide explains how to enable USB debugging for various brands of Android devices and different versions of Android operating system.

Enable USB Debugging For Android

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

Since there are various brands of the Android phones, so here we only list the most popular Android phone brands including Samsung, Google, HUAWEI, HTC, LG, OPPO, VIVO, Xiaomi, MEIZU, Motorola, SONY, ONEPLUS, Lenovo, and Nokia to show you how to debug the USB mode.

How to Enable USB Debug Mode on Samsung Galaxy

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "About phone" > "Software information". Tap "Build number" for 7 times, and then hit the Back button on the top.

Open Developer Options Samsung GalaxyS8

Step 2 To select "Developer options" > Slide "ON" at the top and "USB debugging" in the middle to ON.

Enable USB Debug Mode Samsung GalaxyS8

How to Enable USB Debug Mode on Google Phone

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "About Phone". Tap "Build number" for 7 times, and then hit the Back button on the top.

Open Developer Options Windows Phone

Step 2 Select "Develop options" > Toggle on "USB debugging".

Enable USB Debugging Google Windows Phone

How to Enable USB Debug Mode on HUAWEI Honor Series/Mate/P Series

Step 1 Go to "Settings" on your HUAWEI phone and select "About phone".

Open Developer Options HUAWEI

Step 2 Hit "Build number" for 7 times > Hit the Back button at the bottom-left > Select "Developer options" > Toggle on "Developer options" > Toggle on "USB debugging" in the middle.

Enable USB Debug Mode HUAWEI

How to Enable USB Debug Mode on HTC

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "About" > "Software information" > "More". Tap "Build number" for 7 times, and then hit the Back button on the top.

Open Developer Options HTC

Step 2 To select "Developer options" > Slide "ON" at the top-right corner and tick the box before "USB debugging" in the middle.

Enable USB Debug Mode HTC

How to Enable USB Debug Mode on LG Phone

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "About phone" > "Software info". Hit "Build number" for 7 times, and then hit the Back button on the top.

Open Developer Options LG

Step 2 To select "Developer options" > Toggle on "Developer options" on the top-right side > Toggle on "USB debugging" in the middle.

Enable USB Debug Mode LG

How to Enable USB Debug Mode on OPPO Phone

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "About phone". Hit "Version" for 7 times and then hit the Back button at the top-left to select "Additional Settings".

Open Developer Options OPPO

Step 2 Hit "Developer Options" > Enter the verification code and hit "Use" > Toggle on "Developer Options" and "USB Debugging".

Enable USB Debug Mode OPPO

How to Enable USB Debug Mode on VIVO Phone

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "More Settings" > "About". And tap "Version".

Pen Developer Options VIVO

Step 2 Hit "Software version" for 7 times > Hit the Back button at the top > Select "Applications" > "Developer options" > "Development" > Slide "USB debugging" and "Allow mock locations" to ON.

Enable USB Debug Mode VIVO

How to Enable USB Debug Mode on Xiaomi (Redmi/Xiaomi)

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "About phone > "MIUI version" for 7 times. Hit the Back button at the top.

Open Developer Options XIAOMI

Step 2 To select "Additional settings" > "Developer options" > Slide "Developer options" and "USB debugging" to ON.

For Xiaomi models, you need to toggle on "Install via USB".

Enable USB Debug Mode XIAOMI

How to Enable USB Debug Mode on MEIZU

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "About phone . Tap "Build number" for 7 times, and then hit the Back button at the top.

Open Developer Options MEIZU

Step 2 Select "Accessibility" > "Developer options". Then, toggle on "Enable developer options" and "USB debugging".

Enable USB Debug Mode MEIZU

How to Enable USB Debug Mode on Motorola

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "About phone". Tap "Build number" for 7 times, and then hit the Back button on the top.

Step 2 To select "Developer options" > Tick the box before "USB debugging" at the bottom.

Enable USB Debug Mode Motorola

How to Enable USB Debug Mode on SONY Phone

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "About phone". Tap "Build number" for 7 times, and then hit the Back button on the top.

Step 2 To select "Developer options" > Slide "Developer options" at the top and "USB debugging" in the middle to ON.

Enable USB Debug Mode SONY

How to Enable USB Debug Mode on ONEPLUS

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "About phone. Tap "Build number" for 7 times, and then hit the Back button on the top.

Open Developer Options ONEPLUS

Step 2 To select "Developer options" > Slide "Developer options" and "Android debugging" to ON.

Enable USB Debug Mode ONEPLUS

How to Enable USB Debug Mode on Lenovo

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "About phone > "Device information. Tap "Build number" for 7 times, and then hit the Back button on the top.

Open Developer Options Lenovo

Step 2 Select "Developer options" > Slide "Developer options" and "USB debugging" to ON.

Enable USB Debug Mode Lenovo

How to Enable USB Debug Mode on Nokia

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "System" > "About phone". Tap "Build number" for 7 times, and then hit the Back button on the top.

Open Developer Options Nokia

Step 2 Find "Advanced" > "Developer options" , and then enable "USB debugging".

Enable USB Debug Mode Nokia

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

The ways to enable USB Debugging mode vary from one Android version to another. Based on your Android device, select one of the following method to enable USB debugging mode.

1. Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.2 or later

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "About phone". Tap "Build number" for 7 times, and then hit the Back button on the top.

Step 2 Click "Developer options" > "USB debugging".

USB Debugging-4

2. Enable USB Debugging on Android 3.0 - 4.1

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "Developer options".

Step 2 Check "USB debugging".

USB Debugging-3

3. Enable USB Debugging on Android 2.3 or earlier

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "Applications" > "Development".

Step 2 Check "USB debugging".

USB Debugging-2

Now, you can try enabling USB debugging on your Android phone. After enabling your USB debugging mode, you can transfer Android data, or recover deleted photos, videos, messages or other data on an Android phone with ease.

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