How to Enter Developer Mode on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Entering Developer Mode on Android

Android devices have a hidden feature known as Developer Mode, which provides users with access to advanced settings and debugging tools. Enabling Developer Mode is a straightforward process that can be done in just a few steps. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of entering Developer Mode on your Android device.

Step 1: Open the Settings Menu

To begin, locate and open the Settings app on your Android device. This app is typically represented by a gear icon and can be found either on your home screen or in the app drawer.

Step 2: Navigate to About Phone (or About Device)

Within the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the “About Phone” or “About Device” option. This option may vary depending on your device manufacturer and Android version. Once located, tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Locate Build Number

In the “About Phone” or “About Device” section, you will find various details about your device. Look for an entry called “Build Number”. It is usually located towards the bottom of the list.


If you are unable to find “Build Number” in this section, it might be located under another sub-menu like “Software Information” or “System”.

Step 4: Tap Build Number Multiple Times

To enter Developer Mode, you need to tap on the “Build Number” entry multiple times rapidly. The exact number of taps required may vary depending on your device model and Android version. Keep tapping until you see a notification indicating that you are now a developer.

Pro Tip:

If you see a message saying “No need, you are already a developer”, it means that Developer Mode has already been enabled on your device.

Step 5: Access Developer Options

After successfully tapping the Build Number, go back to the main Settings menu. You should now see a new entry called “Developer Options”. Tap on it to access the advanced settings and debugging tools available in Developer Mode.


If you are unable to find “Developer Options” in the main Settings menu, it might be located under another sub-menu like “System” or “Advanced”.

Step 6: Enable Developer Mode

In the “Developer Options” menu, you will find various settings that are not available in the standard settings menu. To enable Developer Mode, toggle the switch at the top of the page.

A prompt may appear asking for your confirmation. Tap “OK” to proceed.

Pro Tip:

Be cautious while making changes in Developer Mode, as modifying certain settings without proper knowledge can lead to system instability or other issues.

Congratulations! You’re now in Developer Mode

You have successfully entered Developer Mode on your Android device. Take advantage of this hidden feature to customize your device, access advanced settings, and utilize powerful debugging tools.

  • Remember:
    • To exit Developer Mode, simply toggle off the switch located at the top of the “Developer Options” menu.
    • Enabling Developer Mode does not void your warranty but be mindful of potential risks when making changes.
    • If you encounter any issues or need assistance with specific settings, consult official documentation or seek guidance from experienced users.

Now that you have unlocked Developer Mode on your Android device, explore its capabilities and unleash its full potential!

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