Since Android Jelly Bean 4.2, the developer options were hidden by default in all Android phones. The main purpose of hiding developer options is to avoid the accidental usage of these options.
Most owners do not need to access these options.
But sometimes, you may need to enable developer options to test some apps, or to run some ADB commands, or to try some monitoring tools. The most commonly used feature in developer option is the USB debugging.
Of course, you cannot find the the developer options on Samsung Galaxy S5 when you get your S5. But you can enable it easily.
To enable and access developer options on Samsung Galaxy S5, you can simply follow these steps:
- Tap Settings
- Tap About Device (under System section)
- Tap the Build number field 7 times. You will begin seeing messages as you approach the 7 touches
- Return to Settings. You can now find the developer options in the System section.
- Tap Developer options. Now you can turn on/off the developer options.
Once you enable the developer options on Samsung Galaxy S5, it will be there permanently. So it is not necessary to repeat these procedures again when you need access developer options next time.
You can turn off developer options on Galaxy S5 by drag the switch to left. Please note, as mentioned, once you unhide/ enable the developer options, you cannot hide it again unless you perform a factory reset.
Of course, dragging the switch to right will turn on the developer options on Samsung Galaxy S5 and you can access the options inside. So, if you are looking for USB debugging, you can find it there.
It is a good practice to turn off the developer options after the each usage.
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