Samsung Galaxy S5 developer mode

Developer mode is easy to get to, you just have to remember to enable it

As has been the case since Android 4.2, the developer options have been hidden by default from your Android settings menu. This is a good thing, actually, as it'll keep curious minds from potentially breaking things. It also helps keep your phone more secure.

But there are plenty of reasons why you would want to enable developer options on your Galaxy S5. If you want to plug in to a computer and do any sort of command-line work, this is going to be your first stop. Or if you need some extra debugging options as a programmer. Or, maybe you are that sort of curious creature who just wants to see how things work. Nothing wrong with any of that.

But, of course, you're going to first have to turn developer mode on for your Galaxy S5. Here's how to do it.

  1. Go to the settings menu on your GS5.
  2. Scroll down to the "System section and tap "About Device."
  3. Now scroll down to "Build number."
  4. Tap the "Build number" section seven times. (You'll see a warning that you're about to unlock developer options.)
  5. Now back out to the main settings menu, and you'll see "Developer options" listed.

From there, you can enable any number of Galaxy S5 developer options at one time. We usually start with USB debugging. If you ever want to turn off developer options wholesale, there's a toggle at the top of the section. This won't hide the options from prying eyes, however. But it'll keep you from accidentally enabling any of the options.


Reader comments

How to enable Samsung Galaxy S5 developer options


Except all those features you have at your disposal from Samsung. I hate carrier bloat.

You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

And turn off all animations! That would be my advice. Makes the device even faster. Enjoy everyone.

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Maaaan why have I not thought of that on all my phones I've messed with them before but never thought of the speed factor

Why is this even an article? This is the same for all of the remotely up to date phones. The GalaxyS5 is no different.

Sorry if I wasn't more clear. It's click bait. It could have easily said "How to enable Developer Mode on Android"

This article applies to much more than what it wants to claim just because the GS5 is getting press now.

If they really wanted to use it for click bait they could have even listed the GS5 M8 and Z2 which are all being released and this applies to all of them.

Could have even said GS5 and other Android devices and it would have been more correct. It's implying that the GS5 is somehow done differently and that they're showing us something that we might not know. It's not news if it's no different than anything before it.