How To Enable Developer Options on Android Phones

Android phones come with a lot of hidden features that are not visible by default. Many of you may have heard about the developer option. This option is available in every Android smartphone but by default, it’s not visible in Settings. So in this post, you will learn how to enable Developer Options and how to use it on Android phones.

Developer Options contains many useful features that come in play when you are trying to unlock bootloader or trying to use advanced features. Good point is that you can easily enable developer options without making any system changes. The developer options let you control your device in a way that you never expected, it also includes settings related to hardware performance. You must be aware that some apps may not work when Developer Options is enabled.

How To Enable Developer Options

Before we move to the process there is one more thing that you should know that the process can be different for phones from different companies. But it doesn’t differ much so you will figure out the process once you go through the steps below.

1) First open Settings on your phone.

How to Enable developer options on Android

2) Then go to About Phone option, in some phones it can be Settings > System. If you have a Samsung phone, you will find more options in About Phone, go to Software Information page.

3) Now tap 7 times on Build Number until it says ‘you are now a Developer’. If you don’t find build number then it could be something like MIUI Version or other CustomUI number depending on the phone you have.

How to Enable developer options on Android

4) You can find Developer options in the main Settings or within Advanced settings/Additional settings.

5) Now you can use your smartphone advanced settings such as debugging, OEM unlocking, animation speed etc.

How To Use Developer Options

Open the images below to see various settings provided under Developer options.

Important Developer Options Settings:-

OEM Unlocking: This feature allows you to modify your Bootloader locking status. If you want to unlock bootloader of your phone enable this option. You can check the Bootloader status from the Unlock status option. This will let you Root your phone or install custom ROMs/Recoveries on your phone.

USB Debugging: This feature let you connect your Android phone with a computer adb drivers and carry out adb commands. USB Debugging also helps a lot when you are flashing a ROM on your phones.

Drawing: This section in the developer options allows you to change the Animation speed, and duration. It also provides an option to create a secondary display. Basically, it gives full control of display to the user.

Hardware Accelerated Rendering: Through this section you can change the default GPU controls of the phone. If you have an issue with a game like you are only seeing objects in black you can solve by Disabling HW overlays.

Networking: From this section, users can change system settings of WiFi, carrier, or any wireless controls. Users can enable mobile data and WiFi simultaneously for faster network switching.

Apps: This section let the user control over apps on the device such as user can set Background process limit and Memory optimization priority.

Monitoring: It will let the user change or add stats on display that will float such as show CPU usage and GPU rendering option.

In case if you want to disable developer options then it is easier than enabling it.

How to Disable Developer Options

  1. Open Settings on your phone.
  2. Then go to Settings > Additional Settings > Developer Options.
  3. In developer options, turn off the toggle the option.
  4. Now when you go back to settings, the developer options will be disabled.

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Also Read: How to Replace Google Assistant with Gemini on any Android

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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