How to Turn Off Developer Mode on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Today, we’re going to learn how to turn off Developer Mode on Android. Developer Mode is a powerful feature that allows users to access advanced settings and options on their devices.

However, it’s important to note that keeping Developer Mode enabled can have unintended consequences and may expose your device to potential security risks. So, let’s dive in and explore how to disable Developer Mode on Android.

Step 1: Accessing Settings

To begin, unlock your Android device and swipe down from the top of the screen to open the notification panel. Tap on the gear-shaped icon or navigate to your device’s Settings app from the app drawer.

Step 2: Finding Developer Options

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the “System” section or a similar option, depending on your device’s manufacturer. Tap on it to expand further options.

Note: On some devices, you may find “About phone” or “About tablet” instead of “System.”

Next, scroll down again until you see “Developer options.” Tap on it to access the Developer Options menu.

Step 3: Disabling Developer Mode

In the Developer Options menu, you’ll find a toggle switch at the top of the screen labeled “Developer Options.” Tap on this switch to disable Developer Mode.

Note: Some devices may require you to enter a PIN or password before disabling Developer Mode for added security.

Step 4: Confirmation

A confirmation dialog will appear asking if you want to disable Developer Mode. Review the information carefully and tap “OK” or “Turn off” to confirm your decision.

Step 5: Verifying Deactivation

After disabling Developer Mode, you can verify that it’s turned off by returning to the main Settings menu. Scroll down and check if the “Developer Options” menu is no longer visible.

Note: If you still see “Developer Options” in the main Settings menu, repeat steps 1-4 to ensure it’s disabled.


  • To prevent accidental reactivation of Developer Mode, consider securing your device with a strong PIN or password.
  • If you’re an advanced user and need to access Developer Mode occasionally, remember that it’s always best to enable it temporarily and disable it once you’ve completed your tasks.

By following these steps, you can easily turn off Developer Mode on your Android device. Remember to use caution when using Developer Mode and only enable it when necessary. Keeping your device secure should always be a top priority.

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