How to Turn Off Developer Mode in Android Mobile


You know that hidden developer options menu found in every smartphone? It lets you toggle on advanced settings for debugging and tracking things like CPU usage. Pretty neat for techies who want to unlock extra capabilities.

But what if you turned on developer mode and now want to turn it off? No worries – it’s easy to disable if you don’t need those developer perks.

Just hop into your phone’s settings menu and find the developer options section. Tap to open it up, then simply toggle off the switch at the top to disable developer mode. That’s all it takes!

Developer options can be useful for some extra phone customization. But if you activated it accidentally or find those settings overwhelming, turning it off only takes a second. Let me know if you need any other help accessing or disabling the developer menu!

How to Turn Off Developer Mode
How to Turn Off Developer Mode

How to Turn Off Developer Mode in your Android Mobile

Turning off developer mode is super easy – just a few quick steps.

First, open up your Settings app. Tap into the Apps & Storage section.

Now use the search bar to find and open Settings again. This will bring you to the app info page for Settings.

Here you’ll see two options – Clear Storage and Clear Cache. Tap on Clear Storage.

Selecting this resets your Settings app data. And that disables Developer Options if you had it turned on!

Basically, clearing the app storage for Settings returns it to default and switches off any enabled developer features. Just those couple quick taps and you’re done.

It’s that simple to toggle developer mode off again! Let me know if you need a hand accessing these steps on your specific device. But on most phones, this app reset will disable the developer menu if you don’t want it on anymore.

Mobile Settings>Apps and storage>Search Settings in Search Bar>Storage and Cache>Tap on Clear Storage.

Good news – there’s actually an even quicker way to turn off Developer Options directly in the settings menu.

When you open up Developer Options, you’ll see a toggle switch right at the top that lets you turn it “Off.” Just tap that switch and Developer Options will instantly be disabled.

So you don’t have to dig into the main Settings app or anything complicated. Simply open Developer Options and tap the toggle to switch it off.

This way you can easily turn developer mode on or off anytime, without extra steps. Just use that handy built-in on/off switch.

Let me know if you need help finding this toggle on your phone! But on most devices, disabling Developer Options is as easy as tapping the toggle switch right in the settings. Makes turning it off super simple.

Mobile Settings>System>Developer Option>Tap on Off Option

Want to enable that hidden developer mode on your Android? Whether you’re a techie who likes customizations or just want the extra info it provides, turning it on is pretty easy.

Just open your Settings and go to the About Phone or Software section. Here, tap Build Number 7 times. After the 7th tap, you’ll see “You are now a developer” confirm it worked.

Keep tapping until that message goes away. Then you should see Developer Options and USB Debugging appear. That means you successfully enabled developer mode!

It’s just a quick tap-tap-tap in About Phone to unlock all those special developer tweaks and tools. Let me know if you have any trouble finding Build Number on your specific device – but on most Androids, those few simple taps are all it takes. Give it a try if you want to explore the fun developer side of your phone!

Mobile Settings>System>About Phone>Software Information>Tap 7 Times on Build Number.

And that’s it – with just a few taps, you can enable developer mode to access all those cool extra settings for customization.

Now that it’s turned on, you can explore new ways to personalize and optimize your device through the developer options menu. Pretty neat!

I wanted to cover how to both turn on and turn off developer mode here. This way you can easily enable or disable it anytime at your convenience.

Let me know if you need a hand getting into those developer options on your specific phone! But on most Androids, it just takes a few simple steps to unlock and start playing around with the developer tools. Have fun exploring all the possibilities once it’s enabled!

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What’s the difference between “system” and “developer” mode?

System mode is the normal restricted user mode on your device. But developer mode gives you full access to everything – sideloading apps, logging key presses, deeper customization, etc. It unlocks all the advanced functionality.

Is it safe to turn on developer mode?

Yup, totally safe! You actually get features that can make your phone more secure. No need to worry about enabling developer options.

Will my mobile hang after turning on developer mode?

There’s no reason it should cause any hanging issues. But if you do have problems, you can always just hard reset your device.

I updated my phone and now developer mode is gone – what happened?

If a software update removed developer options, just go into Developer Settings and uncheck “Enable USB debugging.” After a reboot, it should reappear.

My phone is slow after I enabled developer mode – help!

A factory reset or full wipe will likely fix any slowness after turning on developer options. You can do a full device restore, though you may lose some apps and data.


I hope this gave you a clear walkthrough on how to easily turn off Developer Options on your Android device! Let me know if you have any other questions as you use the developer settings. I’m happy to help troubleshoot any issues.

And please check back on my site for more helpful phone tips and tutorials. I’m always adding new content to help you get the most out of your devices.

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Thanks so much for reading! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need a hand with developer options or anything else phone-related. I’m here to help make understanding technology fun and simple.

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  • Milly

    Milly is a mechanical engineer residing in Canada who loves to disassemble and rebuild the latest tech in her spare time. Her passion for understanding how electronics work combined with her engineering expertise allows Milly to provide in-depth,nuts-and-bolts reviews on everything from smartphones to high-end TVs.

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