The latest release of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus has brought with it some cool features that include the security settings, controls and another option that Google decides to hide from the ordinary user. What you might not know is that by enabling the developer mode on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus, you gain access to the many hidden controls that you can manipulate on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus. By enabling the Developer Mode, you have control over the other additional features of your smartphone. You can alter the Settings or even enable the USB debugging mode for the advanced functions but then you will be required to first enable the Developer menu in the settings.
Whether your intent is to actually be a developer, to install those third party software or ROMs, or whether you simply want to mess around with your new gadget, it all begins with enabling it first in the developer menu. This is pretty easy and will only take you five or six taps on your device. The following guide will provide the necessary insight on how you can enable the developer mode on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus.
Enabling the Developer Mode on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus
First you need to access your settings menu. The easiest way would be to slide down the notifications bar and pressing the gear-shaped sign at the top of the screen. Then browse to the ‘About device’ and hit on the ‘build number’. You should note that in some Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphones, you actually have to press on the number six to seven times for it to unlock the developer mode.
After the few taps, a prompt message will pop up. Continue tapping swiftly and severally until another prompt appears indicating you’re done. Then hit on the Back key and it will take you back to the standard base settings of your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus. If the Developer Mode has been enabled, it should appear right above the ‘About Device’ setting as a new setting. If you press on it, it should give you access to the previously hidden settings that an ordinary user would not access. For full functionality of your Galaxy S8+ Plus, the Developer Mode will need to be turned ON.
After accessing the Developer Mode setting, other settings targeted towards the advanced user become accessible to you. The greatest benefit of having your device’s developer mode enabled is having these settings that are not accessible to the standard users.
For instance, lowering the animation scale of your Galaxy S8+ Plus from 1x to 0.5x generally makes your device feel much faster than before.
Is Developer Mode worth enabling?
There’s no harm done on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus when you enable the Developer Mode. These settings are made hidden to you by Google for a purpose. However, for those seeking to pimp up their Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus will require to have the Developer Mode enabled first to gain access.