How to Turn on Developer Mode on Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Are you ready to unlock the full potential of your Android device? Turning on Developer Mode can give you access to advanced features and settings that are typically hidden from the average user. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of enabling Developer Mode on your Android device.

Step 1: Accessing Settings

To begin, unlock your Android device and navigate to the Settings app. You can usually find this app in your app drawer or by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping on the gear icon.

Step 2: About Phone

Once you’re in the Settings menu, scroll down until you find About Phone. The exact location may vary depending on your device manufacturer and Android version. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Build Number

In the About Phone section, look for an option called Build Number. This option is usually located near the bottom of the page. Tap on it repeatedly for around seven times in quick succession.

Note: If you see a message saying “You are already a developer” or something similar, it means that Developer Mode is already enabled on your device.

Step 4: Developer Options

After tapping on Build Number seven times, you should see a message indicating that You are now a developer! Congratulations! You have successfully enabled Developer Mode on your Android device.

To access Developer Options, go back to the main Settings menu and scroll down to find Developer Options. It should now be visible above or below About Phone.


  • If you are unable to find Developer Options, try restarting your device and repeating the steps above.
  • On some devices, Developer Options may be hidden by default. In such cases, you may need to perform additional steps to make it visible. Consult your device’s user manual or search online for specific instructions.

Step 5: Exploring Developer Options

Now that you have access to Developer Options, feel free to explore the various settings and features available. Be cautious when making changes, as some options can have a significant impact on your device’s performance or stability.

Note: We recommend doing thorough research or consulting official documentation before making any changes in Developer Options that you are not familiar with.

A Word of Caution:

Enabling Developer Mode gives you powerful tools and options that can modify system behavior and settings. It is important to exercise caution when using these features, as improper use can lead to data loss or even render your device unusable.

Remember: always proceed with caution and only make changes if you understand their implications.

Congratulations! You are now ready to explore the world of Android development. Enjoy the newfound power and customization options that come with enabling Developer Mode on your Android device!

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