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How do I un-hide the Developer Options? (Android devices only)

Developer Options is a menu in the Settings app. It is hidden by default on Android 4.2 and higher; however it can be unhidden on most devices. This page tells you how to un-hide the Developer Options menu.

(Note: not all devices allow you to re-hide this menu afterwards, so do not proceed unless you are okay with possibly having an extra menu in the Settings app.)

  1. Launch the Settings app.
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  2. Look for the entry labeled "Build number". Some places it might be are:
    • About phone >> Build number
    • About device >> Build number
    • About tablet >> Build number
    • About phone >> Software information >> Build number
    • About >> Software information >> More >> Build number
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  3. Click "Build number" three times and a message will pop up saying that "You are now 4 steps away from being a developer."
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  4. Click "Build number" four more times (a total of seven). A message will pop up saying that "You are now a developer!"
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  5. Go back to the first screen of the Settings app. Scroll to the System section and there should now be an option named "Developer options."
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