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How to enable Android’s developer mode / settings? (step-by-step)

For sure you have noticed that by default, Google has hidden developer settings / mode on its mobile operating system, Android. You can use developer settings to do things like, Rooting and installing other OSes, Speed up device animations, Speed up high-end games and Record screen activity and many more.

Here’s are the step-by-step how to enable Android’s developer mode / settings:

  1. Go to the settings menu, and scroll down to “About phone.” Tap it.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom again, where you see “Build number.” (Your build number may vary from ours here.)
  3. Tap it seven (7) times. After the third tap, you’ll see a playful dialog that says you’re four taps away from being a developer. (If only it were that simple, eh?) Keep on tapping, and *poof*, you’ve got the developer settings back.