Android OS offers far greater customizability and functionalities than Apple’s iOS platforms. It has a tonne of features of which many are hidden and would require some level of tinkering to uncover it and anywhere between basic to proficient knowledge of the Android operating system to see how it works. POCO M3 Pro 5G is one of the many Android devices offering a tonne of features and Developer Option and USB Debugging mode is one of them. Here’s how you can enable both and get your way to do extraordinary things on your phone.
What is Developer Options?
Developer Options, as it goes with the moniker, denotes features that are available for developers only. Although Android OS offers ease to enable these options, it is hidden and requires a procedure (that I have listed below) to enable the same.
Developer Options enable a string of features including debugging, networking, media, monitoring, hardware-accelerated rendering, applications, input, and others. This is what developers use to test their applications on a smartphone. However, various options in the Developer Options feature offer functionality to force hardware rendering, enable USB debugging to connect and share content with a computer, and other settings.
One of the many features included in Developer Options is the “USB Debugging” that you can navigate to directly by clicking here or read along to know what it is and what it can do.
What is USB Debugging?
USB Debugging is one of the many features that Android OS offers and POCO M3 Pro 5G is no exception. It is what enables ADB or Android Debugging Bridge allowing users to root a smartphone, flash a factory image, and more. It is a feature that helps communicate with Android SDK over USB. Its functionalities include sending commands to the device via PC, log files, and more.
Just like any developer-facing feature, USB Debugging has its share of downside too. Security is what you compromise if you enable it without knowing the measures to take. It is a great way of stealing user data if connected to an untrusted USB port or pushing malware into the device.
How To Enable Developer Options On Xiaomi POCO M3 Pro 5G?
Follow the step-by-step instructions on how to enable Developer Options on your POCO M3 Pro 5G.
Step 01: First up, open the Settings app on your POCO M3 Pro 5G.
Step 02: Proceed by tapping on “About Phone”.
Step 03: Locate “MIUI Version” for Poco phones and tap it repeatedly for 7 times until you see a pill-shaped notification at the bottom of the screen that says “You are a Developer Now!”.
Step 04: Retreat to the main page on the Settings app.
Step 05: Scroll the page to find “Additional Settings” and locate “Developer Options” and it is done.
How to Enable USB Debugging Option On Xiaomi POCO M3 Pro 5G?
Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to enable the USB debugging option on Xiaomi POCO M3 Pro 5G with ease.
Step 01: First up, Open Settings on your device.
Step 02: Scroll and find “Additional Settings” on the app and tap on it.
Step 03: Next up, search for “Developer Options” and tap on it.
Step 04: Find the “USB Debugging” option on the page where you need to tick it to enable the same.
Step 05: If a warning appears on the screen asking you to verify if you want to turn on USB Debugging knowing several pointers mentioned, tap on “Accept”.
Note that you must turn on Developer Options to get the feature to enable USB Debugging here, which means you will have to follow the previous method as well to get things done. Once done, you can successfully use ADB mode and more on your Xiaomi POCO M3 Pro 5G without a glitch.