While you get totally indulge using this smartphone, you’re most likely to use most of its features and abilities. There you would find the importance of Developer Options and USB Debugging features on this phone. Most probably, you would seek a way to enable the USB Debugging feature, so you can proceed with different update/upgrade processes on your own. In this tutorial, we’ll help you enable/activate the Developer Options on your Samsung Galaxy M10 smartphone and explain different ways one can be benefited from this hidden menu.
Most of the people are certain with the minimal use of this menu. Whereas, there are many benefits to this mode. Certainly, when you’re seeking out some performance and productivity. Basically, the Developer Options is a hidden menu, intended to be used by Android Developers to debug apps and games. This menu helps them to test and develop new apps and programs for Android users. For users like us, it has several features that we can use to enhance performance, productivity and user experience.
However, one should know the correct use of this menu. There are many customization features that one can explorer within this menu. Since this menu comes builtin within the phone, accessing the Developer Options on Samsung Galaxy M10 won’t hurt the warranty in manner. Nor, it would impact any aspect on your phone negatively. The most common way that people use this menu is just to access and enable the USB Debugging on their phone; that allows users to sync their smartphone with tools like Samsung Smart Switch, Odin, PC suits and so on.
Moreover, USB Debugging comes pretty helpfully while we transfer files from one device to another. That makes this menu so important. Apart from that, there are ways that we can use this menu to improve different aspects of our phone. Once we have enabled the Developer’s menu on our phone, we can easily customize animations, limit background processes, get detailed insights about the running services, select an appropriate OpenGL rendering codec and much more.
If this is your first time getting started with this menu, we highly recommend you to explore this menu thoroughly. However, you shouldn’t you use this mode ignorantly. Wrong configuration and settings might lower down the user experience or somewhat performance. To help you get started with this menu, we have shortlisted and explained some useful utilization of this mode.
We can easily enable the Developer Options menu on Samsung Galaxy M10 smartphone. There are certain steps that one has to follow and after that, this menu appears within the Settings panel. This action won’t hamper the warranty on your device. So, you can keep it enabled for the time you need it or not. Most importantly, using this menu, we can positively improve performance and stability on our Android phone with only whitehat ethics.
That’s all about this menu, now we should move further and learn how to enable this mode on this smartphone. Right after that, we’ll focus on some useful tips and tricks regarding it.
How to Enable Developer Options on Galaxy M10
- Open ‘Settings’ menu on your phone.
- Now, scroll down and tap on ‘About Phone’.
- Then, tap on ‘Software Information’.
- Now, tap 7 times on the Build Number.
- Right after that, you should see a message ‘Now you’re a developer’.
- That means the
DeveloperOptions menu has been activated/enabled on your phone.
Right after you see this message, you can find that Developer Options menu appears within the Settings menu. You can access it right from there. Remember, once your phone gets updated to Android Pie firmware, you might find this menu under ‘System’ menu or somewhere else in the Settings menu. Also, see our tutorial that helps to reset this phone.
That’s how one can enable the Developer’s menu on Samsung Galaxy M10 smartphone. Similarly, we can enable the same on other devices as well. If for some reasons, you wish to disable this menu, then you can do that easily. Just open the ‘Settings’ menu on your phone and open the Apps list. There, find the Settings and then tap on ‘Storage’. There, tap on Clear Data. That will remove this menu from your phone. It is recommended that you reboot your phone after you disable this menu.
Since you’ve access to this hidden menu on your phone, now we can proceed further and use this menu to get benefits. Here are some useful Developer Options tips and tricks that you can apply on your phone:
Best Android Developer Options features
1. Customize animations
If you’re looking a straightforward way to make your phone a snappier bit, then you shouldn’t hesitate is lowering the extent and duration of the animations. Multiple animations render using the phone. They have a definite extent and time length. Through Developer Options, we can customize both of these matrices. And that outcome some positive results in the overall performance.
Here’s how you can customize the animations on your phone:
- Open Settings.
- Tap on Developer Options.
- Now, look for “Windows Animation Scale”, “Transition Animation scale” and “Animator duration scale”.
- Tap on each entity and change the default value to 0.5X.
- Exit this menu.
This should bring improvements instantly. Lower animations make Android UI works a bit snappier.
2. Enable USB Debugging
This is what for people use Developer Options most of the time. The USB Debugging is required by many apps and software programs. And if you’re about update your phone manually, most probably you’ll use the Odin program and that requires this feature to be enabled first.
Just follow the below steps to enable this feature on your phone:
- Open the ‘Developer Options’.
- Now, look for USB Debugging.
- Enable this option.
- Exit this mode.
3. Customize DPI (That improves readability)
DPI stands for Dot-per-inch, it is an aspect that is related to the size of the onscreen-content like text and icons. Using the DPI, we can improve readability on this phone. If you find hard to read text on your phone, then you should try this once. Just follow the below steps for that:
- Open the Settings.
- Again, tap on Developer Options.
- Now, look for “Smallest Width” or “Minimal Width”.
- Change the default value with 360 or above.
- Exit this mode and reboot your phone.
In the meanwhile, we recommend you check our tutorial; how to take screenshots on Samsung Galaxy M10.
4. Set default USB configuration
Have you noticed that each time you connect Samsung Galaxy M10 to your computer, a pop-up window appears with several connecting options? Until you choose one of them, an appropriate connection won’t form. The Developer Options menu lets you select the default one. Thus, you don’t have to select it every time.
- Open the Developer Options.
- Look for ‘Select USB Configuration’
- Tap on it and select the required USB configuration.
5. Track running services
If you find that the battery power is drained unknowingly or there’s isn’t right on your phone, then you must track the running apps and services on your phone. There can be an application or more consuming more than enough power resources on your phone. Through Developer Options, you can easily get detailed insights about the running services and apps.
- Open the Settings menu.
- Now, tap on the Developer Options.
- Then, tap on ‘Running services’.
- Now locate the app that might cause the problem and stop it to see if that works.
These are the important ways we can use the Developer Options on our phone. And that’s not the end. There are even more things that we can do using this menu. For that, you must follow our tutorial; best Developer Options tips and tricks.
That ends our tutorial here that explains how to enable Developer Options and USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy M10 along with some useful tips and tricks. We hope that our readers would find this tutorial helpful. If there’s anything we could you with, do let us know in the comment section below.