The majority of Android smartphones and tablets already include a vast array of settings that may be adjusted to personalize your overall user experience. However, all Android handsets also provide a plethora of hidden Developer options in addition to these standard settings.
These developer options although intended to be used by app developers can also be used by us to enable certain hidden features on your smartphone making it really useful. But this begs the questions of how this setting can be activated and what exactly it can be used for.
This article covers how to enable developer options on any Android smartphone and how to utilize them to your advantage in an effort to address all of your questions.
How to Enable Developer Options
Step 1: Head to the Settings app of your Android smartphone.
Step 2: Inside Settings scroll all the way down to About Phone.
Step 3: Now in About Phone look for the device build number, once found continuously tap on it for seven times.
Step 4: Once enabled you can access the developer options menu by going under Settings > System > Developer Options.
How to Use Developer Options?
Here’s how to take advantage of the fact that you now know how to enable developer settings on any Android smartphone:
1. Speed Up Your Android Phone by Limiting Background Activity:
Your Android smartphone is always running a variety of apps in the background. However, reducing the number of background processes that can be active on a device at once by heading to Developer Options and lowering the background process limit to any value lower than the Standard limit will help improve performance and preserve battery life.
2. Speed Up Your Android Phone by Disabling Animations:
Software animations are without a doubt crucial for perceived smoothness and enhancing the user experience. However, for faster and more responsive performance, you can change the Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animation duration scale to be off or.5x (the default is 1x) by heading to Developer Options.
3. Enable 4x MSAA for Better Gaming Performance:
You can use the developer options to enable 4x MSAA (Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing), which is used to add a grayscale between the pixels in order to smooth out the jagged edges and improve the overall quality and sharpness of fast-paced animations while gaming and is frequently suitable for Android devices and tablets with a very large screen and powerful GPU.
4. Enable USB Debugging to Use ADB commands:
ADB commands can be used to manually install apps through a USB connection, root the system, remove/back up device data, install a custom ROM, or remove any uninstallable junk you might have on your phone. You can activate USB debugging on your smartphone by tucking it away under Developer settings.