How to Enable USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy S8

Here’s the quick tutorial on how to enable USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. In our recent article about the Developer Options, we have already explained the steps to enable this option. This option comes to existence when we flash the stock firmware or use Android Debugging tool to perform some custom operations. Even when you try to connect your phone to PC suit or a flashing tool like Odin, you need to enable this option first. In that regards, we have created this tutorial to help you enable USB Debugging on Galaxy S8 easily.

This option is embedded under the hood of Developer Options. Therefore, before access and enable the USB Debugging, you need to enable the Developer Options on your phone first. The USB Debugging allows the phone to be recognized by different tools like ADB, Odin, PC suits and similar tools and utilities. Even when you want to connect your phone to some sort of PC suits, you gotta enable this option first. Only then, you’ll be able properly to connect your Samsung Galaxy S8 to available software.

Mostly, this thing is used by the Android Developers. It intensively helps them perform different development-related operations on Android phones. For users like us, it has limited usage. Mostly, we use this option while we perform an update related action through the Odin flashing tool or similar ones. Other than that, while we connect your phone to our computer through PC suite, this option becomes mandatory. Almost, all PC suits require this option to be enabled first. Also, some other tweaking tools like Kingo Root, OneClickRoot, etc., have the same requirement.

Sooner or later, you might need this option to be enabled on your phone as well. For that purpose, we are here to help with our guide on how to enable the USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy S8. There are a few things that you should know. Accessing Developer Options or USB debugging has nothing to do with the warranty on your phone. You can anytime access these options and enable or disable them. The Developer Options are not just limited to USB Debugging, it has many other options that you can use to improve your experience.

Although, these options won’t hurt your phone. Neither they void the warranty on your phone. Still, you shouldn’t use them unknowingly. Using them carelessly could lower down the user experience. If you want to enable Developer Options and USB Debugging on your Samsung Galaxy S8, then just keep reading this tutorial. We have explained steps for both the things. In no time, you can master these two. The most noteworthy fact is that these steps can be applied to other Samsung’s devices as well. And you don’t need to use any kind of third-party app or tool to enable these two options.

Now, we should get started with the procedure. In order to enable the USB Debugging option, you need to first enable the USB Debugging, For that purpose, either you can follow our tutorial →How to enable Developer Options on Galaxy S8 [+Useful Tips] or just keep a tab on following steps:

  1. Open the Settings menu on your phone.
  2. Then, scroll down and tap on About Phone option and tap on it.
  3. Now, tap on ‘Software Information’.
  4. Then, locate ‘Build Number’ and tap 7 times on it.
  5. That will activate the Developer Options on your phone and you can access it through Settings->Developer Options.

Since you’ve enabled the Developer Options on your phone, now you can proceed further and enable the USB Debugging. We highly recommend researching more about the Developer Options. It has loads of useful options to customize and tweak our phone for better performance and user experience.

We highly recommend you to check our tutorial → 10 Best Developer Options Tips and tricks for Samsung Galaxy phones. That will help you get the most out of this mode on your phone. There many ways that it can help you.

Now, we should move forward and focus to the core part of this tutorial.

How to Enable USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy S8

Because you’ve enabled the Developer’s menu on your phone, now you can easily activate/deactivate this option. In that respect, the following instructions should help you.

  1. Open the Settings menu on your phone.
  2. Now, open the Developer Options menu.
  3. Under this menu, scroll down and locate “USB Debugging”.
  4. Tap on this option to enable this option.
  5. Exit this menu.

Similarly, you can disable this option anytime you want. That’s how we can easily enable the USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone.

We highly recommend you to try more option within the Developer Options. That would give you enough options to tweak and customize your phone for a better user experience and productivity.

That ends our tutorial on how to activate the Developer Options and USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. We highly hope that our readers would find this tutorial helpful. Now, you should be able to operate your phone through different Android tools like ADB, Odin and so on.

Don’t forget to check our →recommendation to fix boot stuck and boot loops problems on Galaxy S8. There we have discussed different solutions to fix most of the problems. If you find any problem or have a question regarding this phone, do let us know through the below comment section. We would do our best to provide a proper solution to your queries and question.


Deepak Gupta

Deepak Gupta is a tech geek who is a founder of TechShali, a popular tech-blog dedicated to help people all around the world.

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