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User Guide: How to Enable USB Debugging on Samsung Phone?

If you want to connect your Samsung phone to computer and manage the phone data with MobiKin products or other tools, you need to open the USB debugging on the mobile phone. However, the method to enable USB debugging on Samsung phone is a little bit different from other devices and some of you may fail to complete that. But it doesn't matter! This tutorial will show you the detailed steps to turn on the USB debugging on Samsung phone.

Enable USB Debugging on Samsung S9/S8/S8 Plus

Step 1. Tap on "Settings" on your Samsung S9, S8 or S8+ and choose "Developer options" in this section.

Step 2. If you cannot find the "Developer options", please choose "About phone" in "Settings" and then tap on "Software information". After that, find out the "Build number" option and tap it for 7 times. When you see a message saying "Developer mode has been enabled", you can go back to the "Settings" and the "Developer options" will appear now. If you can get the "Developer options" in Step 1, just skip this step.

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Step 3. Next, you can toggle on "Developer options" and "USB debugging" to debug your Samsung S9/S8/S8+. Here, if a window pops up to ask you whether to "Allow USB debugging" after enabling the USB debugging, you need to tap on "OK".

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Enable USB Debugging on Samsung S7/S6/S5/Note Series/Galaxy J Series

Step 1. Go to "Settings" > "Developer options" on your Samsung device. If you can't find the option, just go to Step 2.

Step 2. Choose "About device" and go on to tap on "Software info". Next, tap "Build number" 7 times in rapid succession and then go back to the "Settings". Now you can see the "Developer options" in "Settings".

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Step 3. After entering "Developer options", you need to turn on "Developer options" and "USB debugging". Here you might be required to allow the connection. If you see the "Allow USB debugging" window, you should click "OK".

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Open USB Debugging Based on OS Version

You can also select to open the USB debugging based on OS version. Just go to check the Android version of your device and then go with the general tutorial about enabling USB debugging on Android phone to debug the device. The methods mentioned in this page are available for all Android devices.

Select USB Configuration

Supposed that your Samsung device is running on Android 6.0 or above, you should go on to select the USB configuration.

Step 1. Tap on "Settings" and choose "Developer options".

Step 2. Then select "USB configuration" and elect the "MTP (Media Transfer Protocol)" option in the pop-up window. If it doesn't work, just try "RNDIS (USB Ethernet)", "Audio Source" or "MIDI".

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Ask Our Support Team for Help

Generally, you will be able to enable USB debugging on Samsung device by following the methods above. If they fail, please contact us via the email: support#mobikin.com (replace # with @) with the following contents:

- What's your phone model?

- What's the OS version of the device?

If you have met other problems while using our products, please go to the Product FAQ page to search for solutions.

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