What’s Galaxy S6 developer options?
Just like other Android devices, Samsung Galaxy S6 developer options are mainly for developers. Developers can test their apps in Galaxy S6 (and Galaxy S6 edge) under various simulated scenarios, for example, how the app performs under low memory situation.
Galaxy S6 developer options also provide some useful features for advanced Android users. For example, you may want to run some ADB commands on Galaxy S6, or take a lot of screenshots on Galaxy S6 (if you just take a few screenshots on Galaxy S6 directly, please follow this guide.), or control and animation speed, or record the Galaxy S6 screen.
Please note, Samsung Galaxy S6 developer options are identical to those of Galaxy S6 edge. So this guide also applies to Samsung Galaxy S6 edge developer options.
How to enable and access Galaxy S6 developer options?
Since Android Jelly Bean 4.2, the developer options have been hidden by default in all Android phones. The main purpose of hiding developer options is to avoid the accidental usage of these options. Some options, especially those for app testing, may adversely affect the performance of the phone.
So, when you get Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, the developer options are hidden. You need enable (un-hide) it first before you can use Galaxy S6 developer options.
Here are the steps you can follow to enable and access Galaxy S6 developer options.
Step 1: Go to Settings—About device.
Step 2: Tap Build number 7 times.
After tapping build number two or more times, the notifications will be shown on the screen telling you the progress:
You are now X steps away from being a developer.
After tapping the build number 7 times, you will be notified you are a developer.
Now, Galaxy S6 developer options will be available in the Settings menu.
Step 3: Go to Settings — Developer options.
In the Settings menu, you can find the Developer options right above About device.
Tap Developer options.
Step 4: Enable Galaxy S6 Developer options.
In Developer options page, drag the switch to right to turn it on. The color should change to green as shown below.
Step 5: Use Galaxy S6 Developer options.
For example, you want to turn on USB debugging on Galaxy S6. You can tap USB debugging as shown below. This will enable USB debugging for Galaxy S6.
Full list of Galaxy S6 developer options
Please note, most of the Galaxy S6 developer options are for app developers or Android hackers. Please do NOT change the settings unless you know what you are doing.
- Take bug report
- Set desktop backup password
- Stay awake while charging (screen will not sleep)
- Bluetooth HCI snoop log
- 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
- 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 NuPlayer (instead of AwesomePlayer)
- 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)
Can you enable and use Galaxy S6 developer options? Do you have any questions on using Galaxy S6 developer options?
Please leave your questions or problems in the comment box below if you have any questions on Galaxy S6 developer options, or Galaxy S6 edge developer options.
For other features of Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 online manual page.
For detailed guides on how to use Samsung Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 how-to guides page.