How to Revoke USB Debugging Authorizations on Google Pixel 7

This post will walk you through nullifying system access authorization that you’ve granted to a certain device or computer for the newest Google Pixel smartphone. Here’s a quick guide to revoke USB debugging authorizations on Google Pixel 7.

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If ever you’ve mistakenly accepted a prompt for a device or no longer want a certain device to access your phone's storage, then you can just revoke the USB debugging authorization on your phone.

Revoke USB authorization is one of the hidden features inside the Developer Options menu that's mainly designed to reset all trusted computers in your Android phone's system. And here's how to utilize this feature on the new Google Pixel 7 smartphone.

  1. Whenever you’re ready, open the Settings app by tapping on the gear icon from the Apps screen of your Pixel phone.



    Simply swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen to access the Apps screen then locate the settings icon represented by the gear-shaped figure.

  2. In the Settings menu, scroll to find and then tap System.



    Doing so will launch the System settings menu with relevant options and features.

  3. Scroll down to the bottom section and then tap Developer options.



    Again, you will only be able to access/view Developer Options if you’ve already unlocked it on your phone.

  4. To continue, scroll down towards the Debugging section and then tap the option to Revoke USB debugging authorizations.



    A pop-up window will load up next, prompting you of what happens when you confirm action.

  5. Read and review the message and then tap OK to confirm.



    Access to USB debugging from all computers that you’ve previously authorized are now revoked or nullified. 

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By then, expect your phone to ask whether you’ll allow or deny access the next time you connect any of those external devices to your Google Pixel 7 via USB cable.

Note:

Android USB Debugging and File Transfer

When you connect your Android phone to a computer via USB cable, you will usually be prompted to whether or not allow the computer to access your phone’s storage. 

When you opted to allow it, that computer is already tagged among other trusted devices by your Android phone. Thus, the next time you connect it to your phone, it already has access to the phone’s storage. All these are made possible with the Android USB debugging function. 

To nullify or void the system access that was previously granted by your phone to external devices or computers over a USB connection, triggering the command to Revoke USB debugging authorizations is necessary. This option is accessible through the Developer Options menu or Developer Mode.

The process of revoking USB debugging authorizations on other Android 13 smartphones is more likely the same but accessing the Developer Options menu (Developer Mode) may vary in certain device models.

And that’s all about revoking USB debugging authorizations on the new Google Pixel 7 smartphone.

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