How To Enable or Disable USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy S8/Note 8

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8

Do you want to enable or disable USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy S8 or Note 8 ? If your answer is Yes then read on as i show you just how to go about it. USB Debugging on Android Smartphones which can be found in the developer options of an Android device makes it possible for Android Smartphones to connect to PC in order to enable newly developed apps be copied via the USB device to the phone for testing. It also enables app developers read the app internal logs and probably check for bugs and the rest. This of course is the intended use and the reason app developers enable the USB Debugging on their Android devices.

A non app developer probably just want to enable USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 or any other Android device because he/she just wants it device to communicate with his/her PC so as to transfer files. Whichever the case may be, enabling the USB Debugging Mode is an easy task if you know how to go about it. You’ll find the steps to take down below.

How To Enable or Disable USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy S8 or Note 8

  • First, you’ll have to access your settings Menu by Swiping down the notification panel and click on the Gear Icon at the top right side of the screen or click on the Settings App in the app drawer.
  • Once you get to Settings, Scroll Down and Click on A”bout Phone” then tap on “Build Number” repeatedly till you see the “you’re now a developer” notification.

  • Now go back to the Settings Menu and you’ll see the new Developer Options. Click on it and on the inside, you’ll see the USB Debugging option along with other developer settings. Toggle the USB Debugging switch to turn it on or Off.


That is how to enable or disable the USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 devices. If you would like to completely remove the developer options from the settings menu at a later time for whatever reason, all you have to do is clear the data of the settings app by going Settings >> Apps >>> Click on Settings and then clear its data. You should know that clearing the settings data will not just remove the developer options but also clear all Settings.


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