What is USB Debugging? How to Enable USB Debugging on Android?

Enable USB Debugging

USB Debugging is a really useful feature for developers in Android that you can enable from Developer Options. Whether you want to root your Android, unlock the bootloader, or perform high user operations you’ll always need this option. Here I’ve explained What is USB debugging and how to enable it on any Android smartphone. With that said, let’s dig it.

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What is USB Debugging?

USB Debugging

USB Debugging is not necessary for you, but a really useful feature for developers or tech-savvy people. It is commonly found in Android’s hidden settings “Developer Options” menu and can be enabled or disabled from there. With the help of the USB debugging feature, you can share data from an Android to a computer device when connected via USB cables. Basically, it allows data communication between Android SDK (Software Developer Kit) and the computer. You can send commands, files, and install APKs to your Android from your computer.

Along with that, if you work with Android Studio, it lets you run & test apps directly on your Android device without using an emulator or virtual device. It’s a much-needed feature to testing out stuff on your Android phone. However, it comes with some security risks when you keep it turned on. Anyone with simple hacking knowledge can access your device’s passwords, files, monitor screens, and inject harmful viruses into your device. That’s why I would recommend you to turn off the USB debugging option when you’re not using it.

Related: How to Uninstall System Apps from Android [Root or Without Root]

How to Enable USB Debugging on any Android Phone

It’s fairly simple & easy to enable USB debugging on any Android smartphone. First, unlock the “Developer options” menu on your Android then, simply scroll down and toggle to enable the USB Debugging feature from a warning popup. To access developer options, go to Settings > About phone > Build number > Tap multiple times on build number until it says “You are now a developer“.

Once enabled, you can now connect and share data from your Android to a computer using software or CMD (Command Prompt). And, turn off USB debugging from Developer options > USB debugging when you’re done. There’s also an inbuilt USB debugging security feature to avoid unwanted activities called “USB Authorizations” that requires USB permission from every computer and software to perform data sharing.

In case, you want to unlock your Android’s bootloader to root your device and install a new ROM, you will need to enable ‘OEM Unlocking’ feature. To do that, go to your Settings > Developer Options > then, toggle to enable OEM unlocking on your Android.

Bottom Line

There are tons of other experimental features you can access in developer options along with USB debugging. Here’s How to Enable Developer Options in Android Smartphones. You should consider sharing this tutorial with your friends and followers. Also, follow our website for more Android related tutorials. Until then, try our other articles:

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