In order to backup the important data on Android phones, more and more people are inclined to sync these files to their computer or other devices so that they can get them back after losing them. For achieving this goal, users normally need to connect their mobile phone to computer with USB cable. And in order to make the device be recognized, you should go on to enable USB debugging on Android device.
Then what is USB debugging? It is a mode which establishes a direct connection between an Android device and a computer and readies it for deeper-level actions. Without it, lots of activities like data transferring, mobile phone root, read log data off the phone, etc. are impossible to finish. Therefore, it is really necessary to know the way of turning on USB debugging on Android devices.
As we all know, there are many Android versions. So accordingly, the methods to allow USB debugging mode on different versions are disparate. Now let's take a look together.
Tips: To begin with, you need to check the OS version of your device so you can find the right way to turn on USB debugging. To ensure that, you can go to Settings > About device/phone > software info/information > Android version.
After ensuring the Android OS version, you can start to turn on the USB debugging now.
1. On Android 2.1 - 2.3
Tap on the options Settings > Applications > Development > Tick off the USB debugging in sequence.
2. On Android 3.0 - 4.1
Go to Settings > Development options and check the USB debugging option on your Android phone.
3. On Android 4.2 - 5.0
- Unlock your mobile phone and click on Settings on the home page.
- Select About device/phone and tap Build number for 7 times in rapid succession./p>
- Go back to Settings > Developer option and then slide the button next to Developer options and mark the USB debugging option to turn it on.
4. On Android 6.0 or above
- On the home page of your device, choose Settings and continue to click on About device/phone > Software info/information > tap Build number for 7 times.
- Back to the Settings section and search for the Developer options on the page.
- Toggle on the buttons of Developer options and USB debugging to turn it on.
- After that, you need to go on to select an applicable USB connection type. Just elect the MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) option in the Select USB Configuration window. If it does not work, you can try other options - RNDIS (USB Ethernet), Audio Source or MIDI.
These are the general ways to enable USB debugging on different Android OS versions. But for some special devices like Samsung, Huawei, LG, etc., the steps to turn on USB debugging would be a little bit disparate. Therefore, if you fail to enable the USB debugging on your device by going with the steps above, you can contact us for further assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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