Most Moto E owners needn’t access developer options most of the time.
But occasionally, you may need to enable developer options to test some apps, or to run some ADB commands, or to try some monitoring tools.
The most commonly used feature in developer option is enabling the USB debugging.
Of course, you cannot find the the developer options on Moto E.
This guide shows you how to enable and use developer options on Moto E.
Moto E Developer options was hidden by Android (or Google), not by Motorola
Since Android Jelly Bean 4.2, the developer options were hidden by default in all Android phones. So, for all Android phones with Jelly Bean 4.2 or later versions, you cannot find the developer options by default
The main purpose of hiding the developer options is to avoid the accidentally enabling of these options.
Some developer options, if not fully understood, may make your phone useless if you enable them accidently. There are many reports on such accidents.
So, be calm down. It is normal if you cannot find developer options in your Moto E.
How to enable Moto E developer options?
To enable and access developer options on Moto E, you can simply follow these steps:
- Tap Settings
- Tap About phone
- Tap the Build number field 7 times. You will begin seeing a message as you approach the 7 touches as shown below.
- Tap the back arrow once complete.
Now you enabled developer options on Moto E! You can start to access Moto E developer options.
On Moto E, you only need enable the developer options once. Once unhidden, it will be always available unless you perform a factory reset for the phone.
How to access Moto E developer options?
Once Moto E developer options are enabled, you can access all the options in Settings–Developer options. For example, you can easily find the USB debugging option.
Please note, you should enable the options only when you fully understand them.
When you finish your debugging, it is a good practice to disable/turn off the Moto E developer options immediately. You can tap developer options under settings, then drag it to left to disable/turn off the Moto E developer options. This will avoid any accidental operations.
Can I hide Moto E developer options again?
The short answer is no. As mentioned earlier, once the Moto E developer options are unhidden, it will always be available in the user interface.
You can turn off/disable developer options on Moto E by drag the switch to left. but, you cannot hide it again unless you perform a factory reset.
Do you have any problems to enable and access the Moto E developer options?
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More how-to guides , tips and tricks for using Moto E are available at Moto E how-to guides page.