What are Galaxy Note 5 developer options?
Galaxy Note 5 developer options offer some advanced controls to debug apps for developers.
The main purpose of Galaxy Note 5 developer options is for app developers to test their apps on Galaxy Note 5.
These developer options can offer some simulated situations, for example, low memory. The app developer can test how the app performs under such situations.
So, for most users, you do not need anything in Galaxy Note 5 developer options.
Galaxy Note 5 developer options will NOT make your Galaxy Note 5 run faster. They will not help you save battery either.
On the contrary, some Galaxy Note 5 developer options will significantly slow down Galaxy Note 5, drain more battery.
If you have performance issues in Galaxy Note 5, you need find the root cause of the problem. Fiddling the developer options may make it worse.
Warning! Do not change anything in Galaxy Note 5 developer options unless you fully understand what you are doing.
Where are my Galaxy Note 5 developer options?
Since Android Jelly Bean, developer options is hidden by default.
This means by default, you cannot find developer options in the UI. This is to avoid accidental use by some owners.
Of course, they are just hidden, not disabled. You can unhide developer options easily.
Galaxy Note 5 developer options are not an exception. You can unhide the Galaxy Note 5 developer options, then access individual features.
How to access and use Galaxy Note 5 developer options?
To unhide Galaxy Note 5 developer options, you can follow these steps.
Step 1: Go to Settings—About device –-Software info as shown below.
Step 2: Keep tapping Build number field 7 times as shown below.
After tapping 3 times, you will notice a notification
“you are now 4 steps away from being a developer.”
Tapping the field again the counter will change to 3.
Eventually, the notification will become:
Developer mode has been turned on
as shown below.
Step 3: Check Settings- Developer options.
Now, check the Settings page.
You can find Galaxy Note 5 developer options are available now as shown below.
How to hide Galaxy Note 5 developer options?
As mentioned, Galaxy Note 5 developer options will unlikely solve problems on the phone.
And it is very easy to mess up your Galaxy Note 5 with the developer options.
So, it is a good idea to hide Galaxy Note 5 developer options when you hand the phone to your kids.
Of course, if you reset your Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 5 developer options will be hidden just as that before you unhide the options.
You can also hide Galaxy Note 5 developer options without resetting Galaxy Note 5.
To hide Galaxy Note 5 developer options, please follow these steps.
Step 1: Go to Settings–Applications–Application manager (as shown below in screenshot).
Step 2: Switch to All tab and find Settings (as shown below in screenshot).
Step 3: Tap Settings.
Step 4: Tap clear cache (as shown below in screenshot).
Step 5: tap Clear data (as shown below in screenshot).
You need tap Clear as shown below to proceed to clear the data.
The warning message is a bit scary:
All of this application’s data will be deleted permanently. This includes all files, settings, accounts, databases etc.
It actually will not remove your accounts or user files. But it may affect some settings. Please read on.
Step 6: Check Settings page.
The Galaxy Note 5 developer options should be hidden now.
You can unhide it again if you want.
Side effects of clearing Settings data to hide Galaxy Note 5 developer options
Although clearing data for Settings will NOT delete any of your accounts or user files as mentioned, some settings may be messed up.
So, after clearing data for Settings to hide developer options, some accessibility settings may be turned on even the Settings page shows it is not turned on.
If this happens to you, you can simply turns on the setting, then turn it off.
The most common problem is for Settings–Accessibility–Hearing –Auto haptic.
If you listen music through headset without problems, but the phone still vibrates (but no sound to the loud speaker) with the music, you can turn on the setting, then turn it off.
Appendix: List of Galaxy Note 5 developer options
- Take bug report
- Set desktop backup password
- Stay awake while charging (screen will not sleep)
- Bluetooth HCI snoop log
- OEM unlock
- Processes stats (lists the stats of running processes)
- USB debugging (you can then run ADB command from PC)
- Revoke USB debugging authorizations
- Include bug reports in power menu options
- Allow mock locations
- View attribute inspection
- Select app to be debugged
- Wait for debugger
- Verify apps vis USB
- Authorize wireless display devices
- WiFi verbose logging
- Aggressive WiFi/cell handover
- Allow WiFi roaming scans
- Buffer size for logging
- Show touches
- Show pointer location
- Show screen updates
- Show layout boundaries
- Force RTL layout
- Window animation scale
- Transition animation scale
- Animator duration scale
- Simulate secondary displays
- Force GPU rendering
- Show GPU view updates
- Show hardware layers update
- Debug GPU overdraw
- Show non-rectangular clips
- Turn on 4x MSAA
- Turn off hardware overlays
- Simulate color space
- Use AwesomePlayer (ending soon)
- Prevent USB audio routing
- Strict mode
- Show CPU usage
- GPU rendering profile
- Turn on OpenGL traces
- Do not keep activities
- Limit background processes
- Show all ANRs (app not responding)
Do you know how to unhide and access Galaxy Note 5 developer options, and how to hide Galaxy Note 5 developer options now?
If you have any questions or encounter any problems on using, Galaxy Note 5 developer options please leave a comment in the comment box below.
The community will try to help you.
For other Galaxy Note 5 features and detailed Galaxy Note 5 how-to guides, please check Galaxy Note 5 how-to guides page.
You may also download and read the official Samsung Galaxy Note 5 user manual here.