Sunday, February 8, 2015

How to Enable USB Debugging on Android Phone

With USB debugging, you can backup Android data to computer or install application with much convenience. However, when you buy a new Android phone, for example, HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Lenovo, and so on, USB debugging is not on. So, you'd better enables USB debugging as soon as you buy a new Android phone. One of our customers has consulted us on how to enable USB Debugging on his Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I told him that was quite simple.

Now the passage will be divided into 3 parts so as to show you the way to enable USB debugging for three different version of Android operating system.

Part 1. Enable USB Debugging on Android 2.3 or Earlier

If you use Android 2.3 or the earlier version of Android, you can enable USB debugging as follow: "Settings-Applications-Development-USB debugging"

Enable USB Debugging on Android 2.3
Part 2. Enable USB Debugging on Android 3.0 to 4.1

If your Android phone is Android 3.0 to 4.1, you can enable USB debugging by clicking "Settings-Developer options-USB debugging"

Enable USB Debugging on Android 3.0 to 4.1
Part 3. Enable USB debugging on Android 4.2 or Newer

For the newer Android operating system like Android 4.2 or newer, for example, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which carries Android 4.3, you can enable USB debugging

by the following steps:
Step 1. Enter "Settings", then, click "About Phone".
Step 2. Tap "Build number" for 7 times until you get a note "You are under developer mode".
Step 3. Then back to "Setting", then, click "Developer options".
Step 4. The last step, tick "USB debugging"

Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.2
That's it. The steps are quite simple, isn't it? You can try it by yourself. You'll find it useful if you have tried.