How to Enable USB Debugging on Android [3 Easy Steps]

Enabling the USB Debugging of an Android device is quite easy to do. All you have to do is follow these easy steps:

How to Enable USB Debugging on Android

Enabling the USB Debugging of your Android phone or tablet is quite easy to do. Once enabled, your Android device will be able to communicate with your computer over a USB connection. However, your computer still requires the Android Software Developer Kit (SDK) installed.

By doing so, you will be able to send commands, transfer files, and pull crucial files from the Android device.

Follow these 3 easy steps to enable USB Debugging:

Step 1: Unlock Developer Option

The very first thing you need to do is to unlock the Developer Option. The option to toggle the USB Debugging is not available by default and you won’t find it anywhere at all.  USB Debugging can only be found within the Developer Option which is an option that’s hidden by default.

To unlock the Developer Option:

  1. Navigate your way to your phone’s Settings. (Launch the Settings app)
  2. Navigate your way again to the About Phone.
  3. Look for Build Number and tap on it in quick succession for 7 times.
Tapping Build Number to Unlock Developer Option

And that’s it, you now have unlocked the Developer Option.

Step 2: Open Developer Option

Once you’ve unlocked the Developer Option, you will be able to access it through the System option.

Accessing Developer Option

To access Developer Option, simply follow these steps:

  1. Navigate your way to your phone’s Settings. (Launch the Settings app)
  2. Look for the option that will let you access Software UpdateAbout PhoneAdvance Options, etc… which is usually found within the System option.
  3. Look for the Developer Option and tap on it to access its options.

Now that’s you’ve unlocked the Developer Option and knows how to access it, the final step is to enable USB Debugging.

Step 3: Enable USB Debugging

To enable USB Debugging, navigate your way to the Developer Option. Look for USB Debugging and tap on it to enable it.

Toggling USB Debugging

Android USB Debugging

USB debugging basically enables the Android operating system itself to communicate with a Windows, Linux, or Mac computer. It acts as a connection bridge that allows software tools and drivers for Android such as Android Studio and other SDK tools to recognize your device when connected via USB. Enabling you to use the debugger and other tools.


How to enable USB Debugging on Android with a black screen or broken screen (No Display)?

In most cases, it’s quite impossible to enable USB Debugging of a phone or a tablet that doesn’t have any display or a dead screen. If your phone uses a USB Type-C 3.0, you can use a secondary display to enable the USB Debugging using an HDMI to USB Type-C cable. You can easily buy one on Otherwise, your only option is to replace the LCD Touchscreen Display Panel of your device to be able to do it.

How to Enable USB Debugging on Android from a computer?

Unfortunately, there’s no possible way to enable USB Debugging from a computer because for an Android device and a computer to communicate, an enabled USB Debugging is required.

How to enable USB Debugging on a locked Android phone?

Unfortunately, there is no other way to enable USB Debugging other than through Developer Option. You can, however, unlock the phone and enable USB Debugging.

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USB Debugging on Android

USB Debugging can easily be enabled by following our simple steps above. Do note that there may be some difference in steps to do since some options and sections found within the phone varies from model to model.

So we hope that we’ve helped you in enabling your phone’s USB Debugging option.

If you have any trouble, questions, and suggestions, do hit us up in the comment section below!

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