What is USB debugging mode on Android?
In most IT companies, the development teams are using the developer mode to enable USB debugging for transferring useful information from an android device to a computer. While this point is very useful, a device is not as secure when connected to a PC. So that is why most of the IT companies want you to turn this feature off.
In the testing field, debugging is testing apps to find out defects or bugs in the implemented applications or softwares. Generally, when you run the app it will run a virtual mobile device that runs on your PC.
In case, if you want to run your app on your mobile and test it on a real device rather than a virtual device. You need to connect your phone via USB and enable USB Debugging underneath developer options in android. Enabling developer mode will let you debug your mobile apps every time you run the app.
Why do we use USB debugging?
The primary need of developer mode to enable USB debugging is to facilitate a connection between android devices and a computer with Android Software Development Kit (SDK). The user can control the connected device from a computer using USB debugging mode. You can open the Linux system console of your android in computer and work there.
So, How do I enable developer mode to enable USB debugging on Android?
Follow these easy steps to Access Developer Mode to Enable USB Debugging in Android devices-
- Go to the mobile settings on your android device.
- Now, you need to find out About Phone option and click on it.
- Here you need to click on version or a build number more than 5 times until it displays the popup with the message “you are now a developer”.
- Again go to mobile settings and find Additional Settings option and tap on it.
- Now, search for Developer Option and tap on it.
- Here, you need to scroll down and find DEBUGGING section.
- In DEBUGGING section you will see the USB debugging. Just tap on the button to enable USB debugging on your android. That’s it.