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Enable Developer Options/USB Debugging on Galaxy Note 9

With the launching and debut of Galaxy Note 9, everybody just can’t wait and would just do everything just to get their hands on this handset. This device comes with a Snapdragon 835, Exynos 9810 processor and chipset with 6GB RAM. With this amazing features, we are sure you will enjoy all the functions that this device could offer. However, since this model is new, there are a few things you would need to know and a few of those are how to enable developer options and how to debug USB on Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Developer Options are usually hidden on Android smartphones and is incorporated in the device for development reasons and purposes. It in fact has many options and configuration setups which assist developers to test, enhance, create and upgrade new stuff. Similar to other Android devices, this is also true with Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Through using this option, you will be able to enable USB Debugging and access other options as well. Moreover, by having these accesses to these options, will provide a lot of advantages and extensive ways to improve your experience and productivity.

If you need to perform a custom operation or connect to a PC, it is important and we suggest that you enable the USB Debugging. Hence, to do that, you will need to be familiar on how these operations work. Once you’ve learned how to enable the Developer Options on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9, you will be amazed on how much you could access more different settings. To name a few, – you will be able to manage the DPI, get information about running processes, customize animations, control background, etc.

Enabling USB debugging and developer options are easy tasks and most importantly, accessing and enabling these options will not hurt nor would damage your phone. We could assure you that it is a completely safe process to go through and to use. It will not void your warranty either. However, before doing this process, you must know the ins and outs and the complete step by step process.

How to Enable Developer Options

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 uses Android 8.1 Oreo operating system and enabling developer options for it does not differ from the process with S9 and Note 8. However, if you have not done this process, below is a list of a step by step method on how to do this.

  1. Go to the Settings menu. You will be able to do this by going to the Apps option or through the notification area and tap the gear icon at the top right portion of your screen.
  2. Scroll down to Software information.
  3. Tap About Phone option.
  4. Look for the “Build Number”
  5. Tap 7 times on it to enable the developer option
  6. Once done, the Developer Options will now be activated.
  7. Go back to settings menu and you will now find the Developer Options settings.

Through the use of Developer Options, you will now be able to access more features and customize them further and now that your Developer Options has already been activated, you could now enable USB Debugging.

USB debugging is actually required whenever you connect your phone to a computer to operate it through your PC. Note that this option is not only necessary but also a mandatory task.

How to Enable USB Debugging

  1. Go to Settings menu and tap on it
  2. Tap open Developer Options.
  3. Look for USB Debugging option and tap on it.
  4. You will receive a message asking for confirmation if you allow USB Debugging. Tap on Ok.
  5. Exit this menu.

Once you have done these steps, you could now connect your smartphone to your computer and perform any actions you would like.


… And that concludes our step by step guide on how to enable Developer Options and USB Debugging on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9. We highly recommend and suggest to explore more on these options and you would definitely be able maximize, experience and enjoy your phone.

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