The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus may not be the newest devices on the market, but they are still some of the two best devices currently available today. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ Plus are filled to the brim with features and functionality. If you’re looking to get something extra out of your device, however, you may need to enable developer options on your Galaxy S8 or S8+ Plus. By enabling developer options, you’ll be able to gain access to a variety of different features, including USB debugging, which is needed for installing custom ROMs or manually installing updates on your Galaxy device.
It’s quite easy to turn on developer options on your Galaxy S8 and S8+ Plus. If you’ve enabled developer options on an Android smartphone before, then you’ll know the drill. However, for those unsure about how to do it, simply read the guide below and you’ll have developer options enabled in no time.
How to Enable Developer Options on Galaxy S8
To begin with, open the settings app. You can find the settings app in your app menu, or in the notifications panel. Once you’re in the settings app, tap the option for “About device.” Next, search for the “Build number” listing.
You’ll need to tap “Build number” repeatedly. After 6 or 7 taps, an on-screen pop-up message should appear to let you know that developer options have been enabled. Now tap the back button on your Galaxy device. You’ll now see a new option within the settings named “Developer options.” The Developer Options button will appear above the option for ‘About Device.”
The developer options menu is designed for advanced users looking to install new updates on their device manually. It can also be used to install custom ROMs and perform other changes to their Galaxy device.
The developer options on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus also feature a number of tweaks that cannot be made outside of the developer options menu. For example, you’ll be able to change the animation speed of the TouchWiz user interface with a few taps.
Should I Enable Developer Options?
You don’t need to worry about damaging your device when enabling developer options. Whilst enabling developer options will give you the controls you need to potentially damage your device, enabling it on it’s own won’t harm your device in any way.