Android Tips: How To Activate USB Debugging

Do you know how to activate USB debug on Android phones? USB debugging is at times required for application development. There are few handsets which can only be synchronized and connected to computers when USB Debug option is activated. That’s why for all it is necessary how to activate USB debugging and where to find it.

How To Activate USB Debugging on Android Phones

To activate USB Debug on your Android phone first of all make sure that it is not connected with USB cable. If it is, then unplug it otherwise phone will keep on giving you warning to remove the cable.

Now the question is where to find USB Debugging option in your Android mobile. Let’s find it step by step.

  •  Tap the Application icon present on home screen.

There is one faster method, where you can press the menu key on your phone and then tap on settings when the quick launch options appear.

Settings from quick launch

If you go by quick launch method then skip the second step.

  • Once you pressed the application icon, tap on Settings.

Settings in Android

  • Now in settings screen, select the Applications option.

Applications in Settings window

  • Applications will provide you further options where you need to look for Development option. Tap on it to open.

Development options in Application wiondow

  • As soon as you tap on Development, the first option which will appear in front of you will be of USB Debugging. Tap on it to activate it.

USB Debugging option in Development window

  • Your phone would ask further to confirm the activation of setting. Confirm it by tapping on OK button.

Press ok to activate usb debugging

  • Once tapped, a green tick will appear in the check box next to USB Debugging option.

Green tick on activated usb debugging

Now after activating once you plug your Android phone with USB cable, it will notify you about successful USB connection by displaying the android and USB icon in the upper left corner of status bar.

Android and USB icon in status bar

The detailed notification can be seen when status bar is pulled down.

USB Debugging info in status bar

Now your Android phone is ready for communication. This is how you can easily activate USB Debugging option in your Android phone. If you have any further queries then do ask us through your comments.

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5 Responses

  1. Terry H says:

    I have an older LG Optimus V. Early on the Optimus V and Optimus S used different screens and took different drivers. I had CM7 IHO installed on my Optimus V, but now want to sell it. I’ve been running CM7 since Oct. 2011. I no longer have the original ROM backup and downloaded a stock LG Optimus V ROM from the Internet. I installed it after wiping everything and all went well until I rebooted the phone. It booted up just fine with the LG logo and then I hear the Virgin Mobile voice and then the vibration. However, my screen is black. I remember this happening very early on with some mods with the wrong screen drivers. Upon doing a lot more research, I discovered that LG saw fit to use the newer screen from the LG S(sprint) phone in all their builds, including the newew V phones. It appears that the ROM backup I got was from a newer Optimus V phone which uses the screen driver for the Optimus S phone and causes my screen to be black. I could easily fix this if I could get access to my phone and see what I am doing. By installing a new ROM, USB debugging is turned off by default. If I could get a method or commands to use in SDK ADB to enable USB debugging, I could get the phone to display on my computer via either Droid@Screen or Screencast and resolve my problem. But, they do not work if USB debugging is disabled. If there is a way or if there are commands to force Debugging on, I would really appreciate the help. There are many people out there with this same problem, however the people that say they have the answer…..DON’T. They all say to use one of the 2 programs I mentioned and then tell you to make sure debugging is turned on. What they seem to forget is that the screen is black and that is the problem in the first place and you can’t see to turn USB debugging on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You for any help you can provide.

  2. Lezlie Riley says:

    My application icon is missing from my pbone. How do i get it back to enable debugging?

  3. Lezlie Riley says:

    The application icon is missing from my phone. How do i find it to enable debugging?

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