Enable USB debugging Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra

The USB debugging helps you in many cases to optimize a USB connection between a Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra and a PC. The USB debugging is intended for app developers, but may also help the standard user.


However, USB debugging cannot be activated without further ado, as it is hidden within a special menu. In the following we want to help you in our step by step guide to enable USB debugging.

How can USB debugging be activated on the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra?

First you have to enable the developer menu or the developer options within the Android operating system. We have summarized a detailed instruction on how to proceed exactly here:

Step 1: Unlock developer options

1. Open the Android system settings on your smartphone

2. Scroll down to "Phone Info".

3. Scroll down to "Software Information

4. Tap the "Build Number" entry seven times in quick succession.

5. You will now be prompted to enter your PIN, gesture or password.

You have now unlocked the developer menu.

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging within the developer options

1. Open the settings on your smartphone.

2. Scroll down to "Developer Options" and select the entry.

3. Scroll down again until you see "USB Debugging".

4. Enable the slider to activate the USB option.

You have just successfully enabled USB debugging on your Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra, which hopefully will allow you to establish a data connection between your PC and smartphone via USB cable.

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