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USB debugging Enable developer options Disable developer options

USB debugging

If the developer options are unlocked on the Xiaomi smartphone, USB debugging can be enabled, which is necessary if the user wants to root the smartphone. This feature is also required by the MyPhoneExplorer application to synchronize contacts.

Note: We recommend to enable USB debugging only if it is used or needed.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Developer options
Step 4:  Enable or disable  USB debugging
Step 5:  Tap on  Accept
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Developer options
  4. Enable or disable USB debugging
  5. Tap on Accept

Enable developer options

The developer options on the Xiaomi smartphone are irrelevant for normal users, as they offer some options specifically for developers and we do not use them to their full extent, with a few exceptions, such as USB debugging.
To unlock the developer options, we only need to tap the MIUI version seven times.

Note: The unlocked developer options can be found under the menu item "Additional Settings".

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  About phone
Step 3:  Tap  seven times  on  MIUI version
Step 4:  Watch the displayed  pop-up
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on About phone
  3. Tap seven times on MIUI version
  4. Watch the displayed pop-up

Disable developer options

To disable the developer options on the Xiaomi smartphone, simply navigate to the menu and flip the switch, and the developer options are hidden after entering in settings again.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Developer options
Step 4:  Disable  Developer options
Step 5:  Tap on  Back
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Developer options
  4. Disable Developer options
  5. Tap on Back

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