This Galaxy S20 guide explains when you need to enable developer options, how to enable and use the options, and a complete list of Galaxy S20 developer options. Examples of using Galaxy S20 developer options to add developer tiles to the quick settings panel, and to customise the default USB configurations are also included.
Please note, in this guide, Galaxy S20 refers to all three Galaxy S20 models: Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra, because the developer options on these three phones are identical.
What are Galaxy S20 developer options?
Traditionally, Android hides with some special additional features for developers so that they can test their apps on any supported Android devices while normal users may never notice such features.
Some beta, experimental, and even legacy features were also hidden in Andriod devices. Google has to make sure that such features are visible only to users who are aware of such features,
Developer options in Android devices is a collection of these features. Some Android vendors may add or remove a few entries on their devices.
Galaxy S20 developer options are very similar to those in stock Android 10. Only a few new entries were added by Samsung.
When do you need to enable and access Galaxy S20 developer options
If you are an Android developer, surely, you can use the developer options to test apps on Galaxy S20, instead of the virtual machines of Pixel or Nexus devices.
Samsung is the largest Android vendor. So, it is necessary to test apps on the latest Galaxy phones.
Besides developers, many Android enthusiasts may also try some experimental or beta features of Android 10 on Galaxy S20.
For typical Galaxy S20 owners, you may still occasionally need to enable and use the developer options to access certain features. For example:
- You want to force all apps to be resizable so that you can use it in both pop-up view and split-screen view.
- You want to force all apps (except system apps and pre-installed apps) to use the micro SD card. As explained in this guide, many app developers choose not to support the micro SD card. You can overwrite their settings on Galaxy S20! (read on)
- You want to add a quick settings button to turn on and turn off all sensors when