Quick and easy steps to enable USB debugging on an Android device.
Sometimes you need to enable USB debugging to be able to do more advanced tasks on your Android phone or to be able to use some apps (e.g. Android Auto).
In this tutorial I will show you how to enable USB debugging on an Android device with Android 6.0.1.
This process may differ a bit depending on the phone model and version of Android you are using.
USB debugging is by default hidden in the settings of your Android device. That's because this is an advanced setting for more advanced users (mostly programmers).
I don't recommend enabling it unless you really know why you want to enable it and what you want to use it for.
You will be able to enable USB debugging only once you enable developer options. Here is what you need to do:
1. Go to Settings >About device > Software info.
2. Tap on Build number seven times.
You will see the notification saying how many steps away you are from becoming a developer (i.e. activating developer options).
Once you are done, you will see Developer options in the settings of your Android phone.
When you see them, you can move on to the next point to enable USB debugging.
We are almost done here. All you need to do now is:
1. Go to Settings > Developer options.
2. Swipe down until you see USB debugging and use the toggle to enable it.
3. You will see the warning like the one on the screenshot below. Click OK to dismiss it.
Congratulations! You have successfully enabled USB debugging on your Android phone and you can now do much more advanced things with your device.