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How to enable Developer Options on Android 12 Phones

Android 12 is gearing up for its official public release sometime soon. Yes, the last Android 12 beta or the Android 12 RC is already out for testers. Android 12 does bring in a slew of changes that make the OS focus more on performance and privacy. Today’s guide about Android 12 will begin with how to enable developer options on Android 12.

How to enable Developer Options on Android 12

Now, as everyone knows with the Android OS, you have the freedom and choice to do what you want and how you want it to be done. Sideloading apps, applying adb commands, enabling USB debugging mode, and even adjusting window animation speeds can all be done if you have the developer options enabled. And, if you are more of a power user, then you know how useful these developer options are when you want to root and take advantage of all that custom ROMs. Read on to know how to enable developer options on your Android 12 device.

How to Enable Developer Options in Android 12

Unlocking or enabling the developer options on your phone gives access to a large number of settings and options that are very useful especially to the power user. Now, these options are disabled by default on all Android phones. But it can be enabled and the process is super easy to follow.

Since many OEMs have their own custom skin on their phones, the Settings interface can vary. It means the process to enable developer options also varies by device. But don’t worry here we will cover the method for almost all Android phones.

Enable Developer Options on Google Pixel

This section is for every Android phone with Stock like UI. It will work with Google Pixel phones, Motorola phones, Asus phones, Nokia phones, Sony phones, Oneplus Phones, Samsung Phones, and Lenovo phones. Now let’s jump into the guide.

  1. First of all, you will want to open the Settings app. You can do this by opening the app from the app launcher or by opening the quick settings and then tapping on the settings icon.
  2. Scroll over to System and then select the About Phone option. On some devices About Phone option will be available in main settings, not under System. Or simply you can search for About Phone in Settings.
  3. Now that you are in the About Phone screen, look for the Build Number section.
  4. You will now have to tap 7 times on the Build Number section.
    How to enable Developer Options on Android 12
  5. You will receive a toast message saying that you are now a developer.
  6. Close About Phone screen and head over to the System Settings screen.
    How to enable Developer Options on Android 12
  7. Depending on phone brands, the Developer Options will either be present under System Settings or the Advanced Settings section. Again, you can directly search in Settings.
  8. When you find the Developer Options, simply open it.
    How to enable Developer Options on Android 12
  9. And that is how you enable Developer Options on Android 12 device. If you want, you can turn it off to disable Developer Options.

Enable Developer Options on Xiaomi Phones

  1. Open Settings on your Xiaomi, Redmi or Mi phone.
  2. Look for About Phone option and open it.
  3. You will find your device information. You need to tap seven times on MIUI Version.
  4. On tapping MIUI Version, you will get a message ‘You are now a developer’.
  5. Go back to main Settings and then go to Additional Settings > Developer Options.
    How to enable Developer Options on Android 12
  6. That’s it, now you can access all the developer options like usb debugging, oem unlocking.

And that is how you can turn on Developer Options in Android 12. Like mentioned earlier, the Developer Options settings will be in different places based on the phone you are using. In the end, it all comes to the Android skin that these devices are running on and they do not differ that much when it comes to enabling these options. Yes, the settings inside developer Options can be different and some devices might have a bit more than other devices and that is all ok.

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