What is USB debugging mode and how to enable it

I have come across the term USB debugging very often. It became very prominent the time I attempted to root one of my Android devices.

You can connect our Android Phone to Computer-Laptop and transfer data between the Memory card and Computer but when you need to enable Advanced features such as Phone rooting. Then you must enable USB debugging mode on your Android Phone. Otherwise, you can’t access your phone’s Operating System level features on PC minus activating USB debugging.

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What is USB debugging?

This mode is developer mode in Android phones that allows newly programmed apps to be copied via Universal Serial Bus (USB) to the device for testing. Depending on the Operating System version and utilities, the mode must be turned on to let developers read internal logs.

In simpler terms, Universal Serial Bus Debugging is way for a device to speak with the SDK (Software Developer Kit) over a USB affiliation.
It permits the device to receive commands, files, and the like from the PC, and allows the PC to pull crucial information like log files from the Android device.
And all you’ve got to do is to click a button to cause it to happen.


Related Article: How to enable Developer Options on your Android Phone


How to enable it on Android Devices

Open your device’s Settings app.
Scroll down and tap About [device].

It’s in the “System” section.
Tap Build number 7 times in a row. You will see progressive messages that read “You are [N] steps away from being a developer” before a message appears alerting you that the Developer options menu has been unlocked.

Tap in the upper-left corner.
Tap Developer options. It’s in the “System” section.
Scroll down and slide USB debugging to “On”

Tap ALLOW to allow USB debugging. Now you can connect your Android phone or tablet to a desktop computer via USB and test your device.

The strategies and computer code for doing this vary by device and version.

How to disable USB debugging

Once you want to disable the option, you can follow the same steps as described above and in the Developer Options tap on the USB debugging toggle button again, and the option will be disabled on your Android device.

This is a simple and straight forward way. In case you need to send logs about a malfunction of a certain app on your phone, USB debugging comes in handy. Above is a simple guide on how to enable and disable.