How to Turn on USB Debugging?
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How to Turn on USB Debugging?

Last updated on January 5, 2018 by

If you are using Android device, you may refer to the ways below to turn on USB debugging mode.

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Way 1: Enable Manually

Due to different Android firmware versions, the ways to enable USB debugging mode on Android are also different. Please choose the appropriate ways.

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Check mobile operating system version (Go to Settings > About phone > Android version).

Operating System Version

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According to different Android versions, you need to choose different ways to turn on USB debugging mode.

A. Steps to activate USB debugging on Android 4.4 and above:

Go to Menu > Settings (This can be found in Apps or pop-up menu.) > About phone (About, About phone or About tablet) > Keep on tapping Build number for 4 to 8 times (Once done, you will see a message which congratulates you have become a developer.) > Go back to Settings page > Unlock Developer options > Check the box next to USB debugging

Build NumberUSB Debugging

B. Steps to open USB debugging on Android 4.2-4.3:

Go to Settings > More > About device > Keep on tapping Build number for 7 times  > Go back and tap Developer options > Check the box next to USB debugging > Select OK.

Process 1 to open USB debugging on Android 4.2-4.3

Process 2 to open USB debugging on Android 4.2-4.3

Process 3 to open USB debugging on Android 4.2-4.3

C. Steps to turn on USB debugging on Android 4.0-4.1:

Go to Settings > Unlock Developer options > Check the box next to Android debugging > Select OK

Process 1 to activate USB debugging on Android 4.0-4.1

Process 2 to activate USB debugging on Android 4.0-4.1

D. Steps to enable USB debugging on Android 1.6-3.2:

Go to Settings > Applications > Development > Check the box next to USB debugging > Select Yes

Process 1 to turn on USB debugging on Android 1.6-3.2

Process 2 to turn on USB debugging on Android 1.6-3.2

You can use phone to set USB debugging mode through learning the tutorials above. Besides, Apowersoft Phone Manager also allows you to enable USB debugging mode by using App. This way is super easy. If you want to know this way, please refer to the tutorial below.

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Way 2: Enable with App

Please finish the 4 steps below to immediately turn on USB debugging by using App.

Step 1: Install Apowersoft Phone Manager on phone.

How to install Phone Manager APK on phone? Click here to learn more

Step 2: Run Phone Manager APK file. Hit the menu icon on the upper left. Tap Settings button on screen.

Settings on App

Step 3: Go to “USB debugging” and turn on “USB debugging” under the “Developer Options”.

Turn on USB Debugging

Also you can tap the connect button on the lower right on the main interface, and hit the computer icon > go to “Enable USB debugging” > “Settings” > turn on “USB debugging”.

Enable USB Debugging
Another Way for USB Debugging

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How to allow USB debugging from computer?

After enabling USB debugging on phone, when you connect phone to PC via USB, “Allow USB debugging?” prompt will pop up, please check Always allow from this computer and click OK to allow your computer to debug. So far, you have finished the whole process of opening USB debugging mode.

allow USB debugging from computer

Note: After enabling USB debugging, please set USB connection mode to MTP (Media device) or PTP (Camera).

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How to set USB connection mode to MTP or PTP?

Because some of the phones come with Charge Only or other special connection modes, in order to use Phone Manager on this type of phones successfully, please change the current USB connection mode to MTP or PTP.

Step 1: After you have enabled USB debugging mode on your phone, please use USB cable to connect phone to computer.

Step 2: In the drop-down notification menu, opt to USB computer connection option, and then check MTP or PTP mode.

set connection mode

Remarks:

Media Transfer Protocol is abbreviated as MTP, which is also casually referred to as Media device mode.

It allows using Android device to transfer various media files and connect to third-party programs on Windows and Mac.

The full name of PTP is Picture Transfer Protocol, which is known as camera mode. It can help us transfer, export photos and so on rapidly.

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Posted by: Apowersoft on to Mobile Manager. Last updated on January 5, 2018

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  • I can't get my LG to work I did the debugging and MTP it still won't work.
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    • Dear Kelz, it could be the low power mode of your phone system, please try to open the floating window function under the app permissions. If you have any further questions, please be free to reach out! Thank you!
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  • Straight forward!
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    • Very good tool of work
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      • How can I back up photos and contacts to my PC ? using Phone ? Manager? 9 am connected via WiFi, but the app only seems to allow me to delete them from my phone ?.Am I using the right app to back
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        • Dear Lindsay, to backup your photos and contacts, please kindly tap into "Tools" - Enter into "Backup & Restore" under the "Utilities" section - click "Manage Full Backup Data" "+ Add Backups". For more details, please refer to this guide: https://www.apowersoft.com/faq/phone-manager-faq.html the backup and restore guide is under the "Function" part. And if you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out. Thank you for your support!
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      • How do you delete data from cloud and app?
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        • Dear Lisa, sorry but for now the cloud data can't be managed from Apowermanager. As regard to apps/app files, for Android users, you can manage apps and any app files which can be saved on your phone like the pics from your chat apps. For iOS users, you can search for app files and manage them from there. If you have any further questions, please be free to reach out. Thank you very much!
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