How to Enable Developer Mode on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you an Android enthusiast or a developer looking to unlock the full potential of your device? Enabling Developer Mode on your Android phone or tablet can give you access to advanced settings and features that are not available to regular users. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to enable Developer Mode on Android.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings Menu

To get started, open the Settings app on your Android device. You can usually find it in your app drawer or by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping on the gear icon.

Step 2: Finding About Phone/Device Information

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find an option called About Phone, About Device, or something similar. This option may vary depending on your device manufacturer and Android version.

Tip: If you have trouble locating this option, use the search bar at the top of the Settings menu and type in “About.” This should help you find it more easily.

Step 3: Tapping on Build Number

In the About Phone/Device Information section, look for an entry named Build Number. Tap on this entry multiple times (usually around 7 times) until you see a message indicating that you are now a developer.


  • This step may require some patience as you need to tap multiple times.
  • The exact number of taps required may vary depending on your device model.
  • If prompted for a password or PIN during this process, enter it and continue.

Step 4: Activating Developer Options

After tapping on the Build Number multiple times, you will see a message stating that you are now a developer. Congratulations! You have successfully enabled Developer Mode on your Android device.

To access the newly unlocked developer settings, go back to the main Settings menu. You will now see a new option called Developer Options, usually located towards the bottom of the list.

Step 5: Exploring Developer Options

Tapping on Developer Options will open a new menu with various advanced settings and options. Here, you can customize your device’s performance, enable USB debugging for app development, simulate different network speeds for testing purposes, and much more.

Note: Be cautious while making changes in the Developer Options as some settings can impact the stability or security of your device if not used correctly.


  • If you want to disable Developer Mode later, simply go back to the About Phone/Device Information section and tap on Build Number again until it says you are no longer a developer.
  • If you cannot find certain options mentioned in tutorials or forums, it could be because they are specific to certain Android versions or custom ROMs.
  • The layout and organization of Developer Options may vary slightly between different Android devices.

Congratulations! You have successfully enabled Developer Mode on your Android device. Enjoy exploring the hidden features and tweaking your device to suit your needs.

Note: Enabling Developer Mode is intended for advanced users and developers. Make sure to exercise caution while making any changes in Developer Options and follow relevant guidelines and best practices.

We hope this tutorial has helped you. Happy Android tinkering!

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