How to Enable Developer Options on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to enable Developer Options on Android devices. The Developer Options menu provides advanced settings and debugging options that are useful for developers and power users.

By default, this menu is hidden to prevent accidental changes by inexperienced users. However, if you’re ready to explore the extensive capabilities of your Android device, follow the steps below to enable Developer Options.

Step 1: Open Settings

To begin, go to 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-shaped icon.

Step 2: Find About Phone (or About Device)

Scroll down in the Settings menu until you find an option called About Phone or About Device. This option may vary depending on your device manufacturer or Android version.

Step 3: Locate Build Number

In the About Phone or About Device section, look for an entry named Build Number. This entry contains information about the software build installed on your device.

Step 4: Tap Build Number Multiple Times

To enable Developer Options, you need to tap on the Build Number entry multiple times. Tap it seven times in quick succession. As you tap, you will see a message indicating how many taps are remaining until Developer Options is enabled.


  • The exact number of taps required may vary depending on your device and Android version. In most cases, it’s seven taps, but it could be more or less.
  • If you see a message saying that Developer Options has already been enabled, you can skip the rest of the steps and go directly to Step 7.

Step 5: Enter PIN or Password

After tapping on the Build Number several times, you will be prompted to enter your device’s PIN or password. This is a security measure to ensure that only authorized users can access Developer Options. Enter your PIN or password and tap OK.

Step 6: Developer Options Enabled!

Congratulations! You have successfully enabled Developer Options on your Android device.

To access it, go back to the main Settings menu and look for a new entry called Developer Options. It should be located above or below the About Phone/About Device section.


  • Enabling Developer Options gives you access to advanced settings that are intended for experienced users. Be cautious while making changes in this menu, as incorrect settings can cause issues with your device.
  • If you no longer need Developer Options enabled, you can easily disable it by going into the Developer Options menu and toggling the switch at the top of the screen.

That’s it! You now know how to enable Developer Options on your Android device. Take advantage of this powerful feature to customize and optimize your Android experience.

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