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How to Enable USB Debugging on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

What is USB debugging? It is a platform through which Android devices transfer information between the device and Android Software Development Kit over a USB connection. Through it, the PC can access essential information such as log files while the device concurrently receives files and commands from the PC. All of which is made possible over the USB connection. Developers use it mostly for testing new apps. It also allows you access to hidden features such as GPU rendering. This article details how to enable Developer options and USB debugging in Android 6.0/6.0.1.

Steps to Enable Developer Options and USB Debugging on Android 6.0

By default, USB debugging Android Marshmallow is deactivated. You'll need to enable developer options before enabling USB debugging Android 6. Follow the simple steps outlined below.

Step 1: Navigate to "Settings" on your device and tap "About device" option located at the very bottom of the "Settings" interface.

about device

Step 2: Under it, select "Software info" option.

software info

Step 3: To activate developer options, tap the "Build number" 7 times.

Step 4: Navigate back to "Settings" and scroll down to and tap "Developer options". It's located right before the "About device" option.

developer-options

Step 5: Scroll down to "USB debugging" and toggle it on to enable it.

usb debugging

EXTRA TIP: How to Fix Android 6.0.1 Developer Mode Not Working

In certain instances, the developer option doesn't appear in the Settings app. The procedure is similar to the one described above.

Step 1: Navigate to "Settings" on your device and tap "About device" option located at the very bottom of the "Settings" interface. (Note: in the photo below, "Developer Mode" option isn't available.)

about device

Step 2: Under it, select "Software info" option.

software-info

Step 3: To activate developer options, tap the "Build number" 7 times.

build number

(Note: as you tap on the "Build number" an overlay is displayed, informing you, "You are now "X" steps away from being a developer.")

developer options enabled

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