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There is a menu of options in the settings of your Android phone, which many people are unfamiliar with, dubbed ‘Developer Options.'”

Most of these tools are utilized by technical developers, but learning how to enable Android’s developer settings for your advantage will improve the efficiency of your phone.

The Developer Options menu has a lot of tools and options, which can be a bit confusing, but once you get over it, it’s easy.

When you’ve finished reading this article, you’ll know exactly what Android’s developer options are and how to disable or enable them for your benefit.

Guide to enabling developer options on Android

  • Open your Android phone settings. Most Android phones have a silver gear icon in the settings. You’ll find it in apps or just by scrolling down your Android phone’s home screen.
  • Find and click About Device in the settings menu. For some phone brands, such as TECNO phones, tap My Phone.
  • In the ‘About device’ menu, find the blood number and tap it seven times. It is usually a large number of digits for your phone.
  • You can easily find ‘Developer Options’ under System in your phone’s settings menu. If it does not appear, search for ‘Developer Options’ in the search bar of your phone’s settings menu.

How to disable developer options on Android.

  • Go to Settings by clicking on the Silver Gear.
  • Tap ‘Developer Options’ in the settings menu.
  • Tap the slider button in the upper right of the screen.
  • The same steps apply to Infinix, TECNO, and Itel phones.

What can you do with the developer options?

If you know how to use the developer options, you can increase your phone’s performance in many ways. Here are some things you can do with the developer options:

How To Enable Developer Options On a Samsung Phone (Explained)
How To Enable Developer Options On a Samsung Phone (Explained)

Fast or slow Android device animation

Animation Scale Options’ can be found in the Developer Options menu. By decreasing the animation scale, you can speed up your Android device. If your Android device runs smoothly, you can boost performance by increasing the animation scale.

Performance of speed-up games and apps

For games and apps full of graphics, turning on the ‘Force 4x MSAA’ option in the developer’s options will enhance your phone’s display graphic quality. This choice has certain drawbacks if you have a low-end phone’s graphics processing unit.

USB debugging

You can use your phone’s developer options to enable or disable USB debugging. Allows you to connect your Device to the computer and receive commands and files.

Also, with the help of USB Debugging, you can install Custom Red Only Memory and Settings on your Android device.

However, it is not wise to leave this option on for security reasons, so turn it off when you’re done. All you need to do is change the slider button that says ‘USB Debugging.’

Set the desktop backup password.

If you choose to back up your android device’s data on USB or desktop, you can password protect the backup. However, You cannot access the data if you forget the password.

Fictitious location app

If there are online services or apps on which you do not want to reveal your location, you can select ‘Location App’ in the developer’s options. It allows you to perform tasks online without any footprints carefully.

Stay awake while charging.

By turning on the ‘stay awake’ option, your screen stays fully active and does not turn off when charging. It also allows you to use your apps while charging the phone.

It will also ensure that all the functions that require screen activity can be performed while the phone is charging.

CPU usage

Turning on the ‘Show CPU usage’ option will display the correct system load on the screen overlay in the upper right corner of your screen for the last five and fifteen minutes on your Device’s central processing unit. It is useful for diagnosing speed issues and testing your Device’s performance.

Running process

To find out which apps use the most RAM and which apps are running in the background, you can look at the ‘Running Services’ option.

Tap this option to find out which apps to have on your phone to know the services in use and the cached services.

Install apps on an SD card.

If your Android device has low internal storage, you can use this option to install apps directly to your SD card. Many apps do not allow this. So, you can turn on ‘Forcibly allow external apps.’

Restrict the background process.

If you find that many apps are consuming more space and memory than your Device can easily run, you can limit the process that runs in the background with the ‘Limit background processes’ option. 

Anyone who doesn’t know much about technology may at first be confused by the developer’s options. However, things get easier once you know how to access the Developer Settings menu.

Using developer options can save you time and energy in performing multiple tasks on your Android device.

In addition, you can learn about the hidden potential of your device by knowing what developer options do.


  • Support for many applications
  • Good customer support
  • The best innovative hardware
  • The power of choice
  • Fast charge is one of the admirable advantages of Samsung devices.


  • Battery age
  • Information
  • The touch screen feature does not respond.
  • Hardware designs
  • Poor thermal management system

Final Thought

You can also explore other, more advanced settings using Android’s developer options. Note that Developer Mode was initially intended to combine app debugging and System responses and functionality.

Choices within developer mode typically include debugging, networking, input, hardware-accelerated rendering, media, monitoring, and applications. With so many options for categorizing things, you can control how the settings are displayed.

We suggest visiting the official Android developer’s website to get more insights on this topic and review the full list of developer options.

Be aware that these options may vary depending on your Device. In general, the choice depends on the type and model of Device you are working with.

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