How to Enable USB Debugging in Android Phones/Tablets

This tutorial is all about how to enable USB Debugging on Android Phones. You can follow this tutorial to enable USB Debugging on your Android Phones. Later in this article, we will see how to enable USB Debugging on Android 6.0 Marshmallow also.

Many of you don’t know or not clear about the procedure to enable USB Debugging So, in this article I am going to explain you how you can enable or activate USB debugging mode on Android Phones of Various OS versions like Jellybean, Kitkat and Lollipop and the recent Marshmallow. The process of enabling or turning on the USB debugging mode is pretty easy, of course I will guide you through out the process of enabling USB debugging in android Phones.

Before enabling this USB debugging mode, just spare a couple of minutes of your time to know what this USB debugging is and why it is used. If you know what USB debugging is you can skip the next two paragraphs of the text as this is for the audience who are not aware of what exactly USB debugging is.

What is USB debugging -USB debugging meaning

USB debugging mode is all about enabling the connection of your Android Phone with the computer. In a more elaborate way, USB Debugging mode is a mode that can be activated in Android Phone/Tablet after you connect your Android Phone to a Computer with a USB cable. You can see an option to enable USB debugging mode whenever you connect your Android device to the computer. You can see in the below image, after I connect my Android device to my computer, the following page appeared on my android Phone.

how to enable usb debugging

The first and most important function of this mode is to facilitate a connection between your Android Phone/Tablet and your Computer/Laptop or PC with Android SDK (Software Development Kit). This USB Debugging mode is most familiar to us as Developer mode. It offers you a high level of access to your device. You can have access to all the OS related files when you connect your Android device to your computer. The access as a super user is useful at times of system-level clearance. This developer mode also allows you to copy newly developed Apks to your Android phones for testing purposes. So, it is highly recommended to keep this USB debugging mode disabled and enable it at times when you really need it like when you are rooting your Android device.

Now I will show you how to enable this USB debugging mode in Android Phones/tablets. Firstly I will show you how to enable USB debugging in lower versions of Android like Jellybean and Kitkat and then I will explain you how you can enable USB debugging mode on Lollipop and Marshmallow.

How to enable USB debugging in Android Eclair (2.0-2.1), Froyo (2.2-2.2.3), Gingerbread (2.3-2.3.7)

You can enable USB debugging mode in Android Versions Eclair 2.0-2.1, Android Froyo 2.2-2.2.3 and Gingerbread 2.3-2.3.7 by just following the below steps:

  • Go to Settings and then click on Applications.
  • Under Applications you can see Development option, just tap on it
  • Under Development you can see USB debugging option, just tap on it to enable USB Debugging.

You can take the reference of the below image to enable USB debugging in above mentioned versions of Android.

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How to enable USB debugging in Android Honeycomb (3.0-3.2.6), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0-4.0.4), Jelly Bean 4.1.x

With the below mentioned steps you can enable USB debugging mode in the Android Versions like Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and some versions of  Jellybean. Just follow below steps to see USB debugging mode enabled in your Android mobile.

  • Go to Settings and then click on Developer options
  • Under Developer options you can see USB debugging, just tap on it.
  • It will ask you for the conformation, just click OK to enable USB debugging mode.

You can take the reference of the image given below to enable it without any confusion.

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How to enable USB debugging in Android Jellybean 4.2.x -4.3.1, KitKat 4.4-4.4.4

You can take the reference of below mentioned steps to enable USB debugging mode in Android Jellybean 4.2.x-4.3.1 and KitKat 4.4 to 4.4.4. For the safety purposes, this Developers options menu is hidden in these versions of Android.so, just look at the below steps to enable USB debugging.

  • Go to Settings and scroll down until you see About Phone option.
  • Tap on About Phone and scroll down to see Build Number option.
  • Tap on build Number option for seven to eight times to enable Developer Options. You will see a notification under your finger showing the countdown of the taps.
  • Now, come back to Settings and now you can see Developer Options.
  • Tap on Developer Options to see USB debugging.
  • Tap on USB Debugging option and confirm by pressing OK to enable USB debugging.

You can take reference of below image in order to enable USB debugging without any mistake.

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How to enable USB debugging in Android Lollipop 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2

To enable USB debugging in Android Lollipop 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2 you need to follow the same procedure as explained for KitKat. The procedure is same but you can take the reference of below images to get clear understanding of how to enable it.

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How to enable USB debugging in Android Marshmallow 6.0

The procedure to enable USB Debugging on Android 6.0 is similar to the procedure to enable USB debugging in Android Lollipop 5.0. You just need to go to Settings -> About Phone->Build Number option (tap 7 times). Then Again you need to go to Settings->Developer Options-> USB Debugging.

You can take reference from the below image to enable USB debugging on your Android 6.0 Marshmallow Phone.

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This is all about How to enable USB Debugging on Android Phones. If you have any doubts, you can let me know in the form of comments. If you like this article, don’t forget to share this article. Thanks for Reading.

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