How do I turn on the Developer Options menu on my Samsung Galaxy device?

How do I turn on the Developer options menu on my Samsung Galaxy device

The Developer options menu lets you configure system behaviours to improve app performance. The list of developer options will depend on the version of Android that your device is running.

For more information on what each of the developer options does, please visit the official Android Developer site.

On most Android devices the Developer options menu is hidden by default.

To unhide the Developer options menu:

1 Go to "Settings"
Settings icon
2 Tap "About device" or "About phone"
About phone selected in Settings menu
3 Tap “Software information”
Software information selected in About phone menu
4 Tap “Build number” seven times

Depending on your device and operating system, you may not need to follow step number 3. 

Build number selected in Software information menu
5 Enter your pattern, PIN or password to enable the Developer options menu
6 The "Developer options" menu will now appear in your Settings menu

Depending on your device, it may appear under Settings > General > Developer options.

7 To disable the Developer options menu, tap the switch
On switch in developer options menu

If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.

This allows us to a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.


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