Video: How to enable developer options on Android in less than 60 seconds

The first video on our brand new YouTube channel concerns a common problem for Android users on newer versions of the operating system (4.2+): how do you enable developer options? They were there in Android 4.1 and earlier, but they were removed from sight in newer editions.

Oftentimes, you will not need to enable developer options. After all, Google didn’t decide to hide these options for no reason. You can seriously mess up the functionality of your phone if you don’t know what you’re doing and decide to experiment with different developer options. Even more worrisome, you can open yourself up to security threats.

Nevertheless, you might want to enable android debugging, for instance. This is sometimes enabled by default, but not always. Debugging over Wi-Fi is sometimes necessary when you are having driver issues and this is possible by enabling it in the developer options. I have also sometimes used the feature that allows you to keep the screen on when charging, but this was in the case of poorly coded apps that quit running when the screen turned off (and couldn’t keep the screen on themselves).

Let us know if the video helped and if you have any suggestions for future videos, whether they are for certain subjects or different styles.


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