Enabling USB Debugging is required by adb(Android Debug Bridge), which is used for rooting, backing up, installing a custom ROM, tacking screenshots from computer and Android developers enable USB Debugging option to test and troubleshoot their in-progress programs(application) on Android phones or tablets more.
the following steps are ways to enable USB debugging for various android version
How to Enable USB Debugging for Android 2.0-2.3.x
Go to Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.
How to Enable USB Debugging for Android 3.0- 4.1.x
Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.
How to Enable USB Debugging for Android 4.2.x and higher.
In Android 4.2 and higher versions, the Developer Options menu and USB Debugging option have been hidden. In former 4.X versions of Android, USB Debugging option is under Developer Options menu.
First, you need to enable “Developer Options Menu”.
- Click Menu button to enter into App drawer.
- Go to “Settings”.
- Scroll down to the bottom and tap “About phone” or “About tablet”,
- Scroll down to the bottom of the “About phone” and locate the “Build Number” field.
- Tap the Build number field seven times to enable Developer Options. Tap a few times and you’ll see a countdown that reads “You are now 3 steps away from being a developer.”
- When you are done, you’ll see the message “You are now a developer!”.
- Tap the Back button and you’ll see the Developer options menu under System on your Settings screen.
Now, you can enable USB Debugging mode.
- Go to Settings>Developer Options>USB Debugging. Tap the USB Debugging checkbox.How to Enable USB Debugging for Android 5.0 Lollipop
- To enable USB Debugging on Android 5.0 Lollipop is the same as Android 4.2.x.
- Settings > About Phone > Build number > Tap it 7 times to become developer;Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.Note:USB Debugging should only be enabled when you need it. Leaving it enabled all the time is kind of a security risk for that this mode grants you high-level access to your device. Say if you connect your Android phone to a USB charging port in a public location, the port could use the USB access to your phone to access data on your phone or install malware. This could happen when and only when USB debugging mode is enabled.To disable USB Debugging and other developer options when you don’t need them, slide the switch at the top of the screen to O