How To Enable The Developer Options On Google Pixel 7

Even if you’re not a developer, there are times when you have to enable some hidden settings on your phone to be able to use it with other devices, such as using emulators while being connected to a computer. 

For that specific reason, you will need to enable the USB Debugging, which can only be found when the Developer Options are visible. 

Estimate Cost : 0

Time Needed : 4 minutes

Make no mistake though, having USB Debugging and Developer Options also pose some risks and we also suggest that after using the settings you want to enable, turn off the Developer Options immediately. 

In this post, we will show you how to enable the developer options on your Pixel 7. Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Pull up the App Drawer and tap Settings.


    This will open the Settings app that allows you to change some settings in your phone. 

  2. Scroll down and tap About phone.


    You will have to scroll all the way down to find it. 

  3. Scroll down again to find the Build number.


    It’s also the last option you can find on that screen. 

  4. Tap the Build number 7 times in a row.


    You will then be prompted to enter your security lock, so make sure you enter it correctly. 

  5. After entering the security lock, the Developer options will be enabled.


    So go back to the previous screen. 

  6. Find and tap System.


    This will bring you to the next screen where you can find system-related settings including the Developer options. 

  7. Scroll down and tap Developer options.


    It is the second to the last option and once you tap on it, you will be brought to the screen where you can find the hidden settings in your phone. Most of those settings might not make sense to you but find the setting you’re looking for and enable it. 

  8. To disable Developer options, tap the switch next to Use developer options to disable it.


    It will immediately turn it off as well as the settings you’ve enabled under the Developer options. 

Tools
  • Android 13, Developer Options
Materials
  • Google Pixel 7

And that’s how you enable and disable the Developer options on your Google Pixel 7. 

We hope this guide can help you.

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Harold

Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side.

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