How to Access Developer Options and Enable USB Debugging on Galaxy S10

USB debugging is a mode that allows your Galaxy S10, or any Android device for that matter, communicate with computers for the purpose of development. It is under Developer options and by default, the mode is hidden away that’s why if you need to have access to the former before you can enable USB Debugging on your phone. 

For Samsung “USB debugging is intended for development purposes only. Use it to copy data between your computer and your device, install apps on your device without notification and read log data.”

Needless to say, if it’s enabled, there’s a potential risk for others to be able to access your information if the phone gets connected to a computer. That’s why it’s important that after doing what you need to do with it, you have to disable it back for security purposes.

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How to Enable USB Debugging on Galaxy S10

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As I mentioned earlier, the USB Debugging mode is under Developer options, which needs to be enabled before you can access its settings. Since it’s disabled by default, the first thing that you have to do is enable it. Read our post on how to enable Developer Mode on Galaxy S10 before you proceed. When ready, follow these steps to enable USB Debugging.

  1. Pull up the app drawer and tap Settings.

    You may also access Settings by pulling down the notification shade and tapping the gear icon.
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  2. Scroll all the way down to access Developer options.

    Assuming that you’ve successfully enabled it, it should be the last option under Settings.
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  3. Find USB debugging and then tap the switch next to it.

    You will be prompted if you allow USB debugging on your device or not. Tap OK.
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  4. USB debugging is now enabled on your Galaxy S10.

    You can now set your phone the way you want it.
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Both the Developer options and USB debugging can be disabled at any time. But remember, when you disable the former, the latter will also be disabled together with it but not the other way around. 

I hope that this tutorial has been helpful. 

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Harold Hisona

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. Contact me at Email

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