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Complete Guide: How to Enable USB Debugging on Android Phone?

To let the MobiKin programs like Assistant for Android, Doctor for Android and Transfer for Mobile successfully recognize your Android device, you need to open USB debugging on the device first. Then how to enable USB debugging on Android phone? Here is a detailed tutorial for you.

Enable USB Debugging Based on OS Version

Normally, the methods to debug the mobile phones running on the same Android OS version are similar. Hence, you can easily enable the USB debugging based on the OS version of your device.

Step 1. Check the Android OS Version of Your Device

The first step is to ensure the OS version of your Android device. Just navigate to "Settings > About device/phone > (Software info/information) > Android version" to have a check. Then you can turn on the USB debugging based on the Android version.

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Step 2. Enable USB Debugging on Your Android Phone

The methods to open USB debugging on different Android versions are disparate:

1) For Android OS 6.0 or above

- Go to "Settings" and choose "About device/phone" in the section.

- Tap on "Software info/information" and tap the option "Build number" for 7 times in rapid succession. Then you should go back to the "Settings".

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- Next, you need to find out the "Developer options" and tap on it. Then you need to turn on the "Developer options" and "USB debugging".

- Now you need to "Select USB Configuration" and choose the "MTP (Media Transfer Protocol)" option. If the "MTP" option does not work, please try the "RNDIS (USB Ethernet)", "Audio Source" or "MIDI" option.

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2) For Android 4.2 - 5.0

- Tap on "Settings" and then go to "About device/phone" and tap "Build number" for 7 times in rapid succession. Next, you need to go back to the "Settings".

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- Now find and tap the "Developer options" and then go on to toggle on the buttons next to "Developer options" and "USB debugging".

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3) For Android 3.0 - 4.1

- Enter the "Settings" on your Android phone.

- Click on "Developer options" under the section and turn on the "USB debugging" mode.

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4) For Android 2.1 - 2.3

- Tap on "Settings" and go on to choose "Applications".

- Then you need to click the "Development" option and turn on the "USB debugging" mode.

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Turn on USB Debugging on the Basis of Phone Brand

Although the methods to turn on USB debugging on Android phones are generally the same, you may find that it is difficult for you to complete the debugging process on some special devices, such as Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei, Motorola and so on. That's because the location of the required option on these devices are different from other mobile phones. So to help you debug these devices more quickly, we have provided the tutorials about how to open USB debugging on different phone brands:

How to Enable USB Debugging on Samsung Phone?

How to Enable USB Debugging on LG Device?

How to Enable USB Debugging on HTC Device?

How to Enable USB Debugging on Huawei Device?

How to Enable USB Debugging on Motorola?

Ask Our Support Team for Help

If you fail to open the USB debugging by using the methods above, please contact us via email: support#mobikin.com (replace # with @) with the following contents:

- The brand and model of your Android phone;

- The OS version of your device.

For other problems about the software installation, connection or use, please search for the solutions on the Product FAQ page.

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