How To Enable Developer Mode On Android And iOS Devices

Enable Developer Mode

Turning on developer mode options on any Android, and iOS device gives you the ability to access and configure system tweaks and settings that can’t be accessed without enabling such a setting. For example, you are able to enable USB Debugging, turn off automatic updates, fake GPS location, debug app performance, etc.

Android phones including the Samsung Galaxy, Nokia, Tecno, Infinix, etc, and iOS smart devices including the iPhone have the developer options feature by default thus requiring you to enable it on your device in order to take full advantage of development mode benefits including making your phone faster.

If you want to uncover the hidden features, follow the instructions below in order to turn on developer mode on Android and Apple iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS devices.

How to enable developer mode on Android

  • Tap “Apps”
  • Tap “Settings”
  • Tap “About Phone”
  • Tap “Software information”
  • Tap “Build Number” repeatedly for 7 times
  • Confirm “Phone security”

By tapping the build number 7 times repeatedly and confirming your security, for example, the PIN, Password, or Pattern, you will see a notification that you are a developer. The developer options menu will be added to your Android phone under settings where you can access and activate it.

With developer options unlocked and activated, you can do more with your Samsung Galaxy, and any other Android phone including rooting your phone, turning on OEM unlocking, enabling Bluetooth HCI Snoop log, changing picture color mode, viewing and controlling running services, etc.

How to access Developer options in Samsung Android

  • Tap “Apps”
  • Tap “Settings”
  • Tap “About Phone”
  • Tap “Developer Options”

Developer options are located below About phone in Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

How to Enable Developer Mode on iOS

Enable Developer Mode on iOS
  • Tap “Settings”
  • Tap “Privacy & Security”
  • Scroll and tap “Developer Mode”
  • Toggle “Developer mode” to On

Development mode is supported on Apple devices running iOS 16 and watchOS 9 plus. With the feature enabled, the user is protected from harmful software and apps that can be installed. You can learn more about how it works here.

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