How to Turn on USB Debugging?

Last updated on January 4, 2016 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 device > Android version).

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B: 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 device (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

enable USB debugging on Android 4.4

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. You will see the reminder on your phone as below.

reminder of enabling USB debugging with App

Step 3: Tap Settings button on screen.

tap settings

If you click Close button by mistake or the reminder window doesn’t pop up, you may tap Options icon at the top right corner and then click on Settings. Now simply hit on Open Now button.

steps to turn on USB debugging with App

Step 4: Check “USB debugging” mode. When “Allow USB debugging” pops up, please click OK button.

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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 4, 2016

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  • this software is not supported to SAMSUNG E7
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    • Hi, what software are you referring to? Would you please explain why it doesn't support Samsung Edge 7? For any question, please contact us at support@apowersoft.com. Thank you!
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  • Debugging? What about how to use the app? How to transfer MP3 files from email. Very disappointed
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  • For Android 4.4 and above
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    • Please reply me ASAP
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      • Hi, here is a guide for you: https://www.apowersoft.com/faq/phone-manager-android-3-0.html#_3. Just check the way 3. And you will know where to get the verification code. Thank you!
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    • PICTURES IN LAPTOP ARE NOT MOVING FAST AS IN THE MOBILE,KINDLY SUGGEST ANY WAY.
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      • Hi, I don't quite understand. Do you mean when you import pictures from laptop to mobile, the transfer is slow?
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