Galaxy Tab 4: Enable USB Debugging

If you’re a developer who is using the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, you should enable USB Debugging on the device. This option will allow communication between the developer tools software and the Galaxy Tab. Certain apps may also need USB Debugging enabled in order to properly communicate with the device. Just follow these steps to enable it.

  1. Ensure your device is not connected to another device via the USB cable.
  2. From the┬áHome screen, select “Apps” > “Settings“.
  3. Select “General” at the top of the screen.
  4. Scroll down on the left pane and select “About device“.
  5. Tap the “Build number” area 7 times. You should get a message that indicates developer mode is enabled.
  6. You should now have a “Developer options” selection available on the left pane. Select it.
  7. Under the “Debugging” area, check the “USB debugging” check box.


How do I remove the “Developer options” menu from settings once I’m done using it?

Once you have enabled “Deveoper options” it’s there until you factory reset the device. A factory reset is the only way to remove it.


  1. Nate C says

    weirdest way I’v ever seen to enable debug mode, no wonder I couldn’t find the option before :) thanks

  2. Dsoares says

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing! I have been trying to enable dev options, but could not find them! Thanks again!

  3. Colin says

    Awesome! Been struggling to work out why I couldn’t connect to my Phantom 3. After many hours of frustration, this worked first go! Very happy :-)

  4. kate purdom says

    Thank you, been searching for an hours on how to find the developer options. Worked first time xx

  5. nisa says

    Thank you Mitch Bartlett. I tried to enable USB debugging on my Samsung tab SM-T900 by following the instruction above and it worked!

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