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How to disable Developer options on Android in 2 steps

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The Developer options menu offers a lot of interesting, but hazardous (if misused) features hidden behind a simple sequence. Now, some users want to disable Developer options to avoid possible misuse and they were wondering how to go about it. Here, we made sure to explain the procedure belong. This is pretty straightforward as there’s a single toggle at the top that disables Developer options.

How do I turn off Developer options on Android?

Turning developer mode on or off on Android is quite a simple task. Especially disabling the Developer mode, as there’s a large slider in Developer options to toggle the mode on or off. Once you disable it, the Developer options will disappear from the Advanced options menu or System Settings (based on the Android skin your device runs).

So, just navigate to Developer options in Settings > System and you’ll see the toggle at the top. Just switch to OFF and, voila, you disabled Developer options. If you want to re-enable Developer options just go to Settings > System > About and tap 7 times on the Build number. disable developer options

Now that you have a decent idea of how to disable the Developer options menu, let’s see what options you can use there. Many of them are not to be meddled with but options like Animation Scaling and built-in framerate monitor can come in handy. If you want to, you can also increase Bluetooth volume and even limit the number of background operations. Also, depending on your Android version, you can find out CPU usage.

Some OEMs build their Android skins to be quite restrictive and you can disable their optimization in Developer options. Also, there are features like forced dark mode or OEM unlocking. The latter is for users who want to unlock the Bootloader and flash custom ROMs. Which we don’t suggest before learning a bit about the procedure.

Those are just some of the options the Developer options menu offers. Of course, tread lightly if you want to use some of them, and inform yourself before changing random settings on your device.

That should do it. Thank you for reading and do share other useful options from the Developer options menu. We look forward to hearing from you.

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in August 2021. We made sure to revamp it for freshness and accuracy.

Aleksandar Ognjanovic

Aleksandar Ognjanovic

Managing editor at Digital Uncoded. @lemmingspain My fascination with mobile technology, particularly Android and iOS, began years ago and continues today. I'm captivated by the constant evolution in the smartphone industry and its impact on our daily lives, always anticipating the next big innovation. That’s the main reason why I found myself writing instructive content on the subject for users who are not as familiar with all the bells and whistles.
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