How to Enable USB Debugging & Unknown Sources Options in Your Phone

How to Enable USB Debugging & Unknown Sources Options in Your Phone

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  1. How to activate USB debugging
  2. How to enable Unknown Sources

Android is the most popular mobile os in the world, you know why these mobile operating system became these much popular. You may say that it is because Android is owned and developed by Google is it ?. But it’s not, Android became popular because it is an Open Source project. For open source projects source code will be available to anyone who looks to develop. That’s the reason for Android having lots of customization’s including lots of themes and custom rom’s. While developing or installing third party app’s you may noticed some error or you couldn’t install any app’s because of security threats. If you want to do anything unofficial in your phone you have to enable two options called USB debugging and Unknown Sources in your device. So here we will share the steps for enabling these options.

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#1 USB Debugging

What is USB Debugging?

USB debugging is a development tool utilized to copy data between your device and computer. With “USB Debugging” enabled, you can transfer data from Android to computer or install application with much convenience. However, when you buy a new Android phone, for example, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Xperia, Lenovo, LG, Google Nexus and so on, USB debugging is not on. So, you’d better enables USB debugging as soon as you buy a new Android phone. After switching on USB debugging, you can connect Android smartphone to PC so as to back up data from devices to computers or drag and drop files to the phone as well. . On default, “USB Debugging” is disabled and requires to be enabled.

How to Enable USB Debugging

Open > “Settings” > “About Phone” > “Build Number

Tap ‘Build Number‘ 7 times until you see a message ‘You are now a developer’

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Now, go back to previous screen (settings)

You can see “Developer Options” right before ‘About Phone‘ option

developer options in android

Tap on “Developer Options

Check the box next to “USB debugging“.

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Lastly, press “OK” to enable USB debugging mode.

Done 🙂 Easy right ?

#2 Unknown Sources

What is Unknown Source?

As part of the Android Operative system, there is a restriction that blocks installing applications outside the Google Play Store. You will get below,

Install blocked. For security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not obtained from Play Store” message as you try to install any app outside playstore. But how do we get there?

You need to enable it so that you can install any third party app you downloaded in your device.

How to Enable Unknown Sources

To allow app installs from Applivery, follow this steps:

  1. Navigate to “Setting > ‘Security.
  2. Check the option Unknown sources.

Tap “OK” on the prompt message.

unknown source option android

That’s all 🙂 , now you can try again to install the Application.

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