The recent release of the Samsung Galaxy S7 has brought various new features, controls, security settings, but the truth is that there are also multiple options that Google decided to hide from the standard user. Will they always remain this way? The developer options have been hidden by default in all Android phones and the main purpose of that is to avoid the accidental usage of these options.
Some options, especially those for app testing, may affect the performance of the phone and turn it into a brick and I am sure that this is not what you have in mind. However, there is this special developer mode which is meant for experts and by enabling it on Galaxy S7 Edge, you can get control of many hidden features that you can change on the handset.
Anyway, you need to un-hide it first before you can use those Galaxy S7 Edge developer options. Then, with Developer Mode, you can control additional aspects of the device, change settings, or enable USB debugging for advanced functions, but keep in mind that most of them are for app developers or Android hackers.
Please do not change the settings unless you know what you are doing or asking or you might end up regretting.
How to Access Developer Settings on the Galaxy S7 Edge:
- Launch the settings app from your Home screen or the app drawer;
- Tap on About Device. It’s all the way down at the bottom of the menu;
- Tap on Software info;
- Then, you must tap on Build number around 7 times;
- After about the seventh time tap, a message appears telling you that “developer options enabled”;
- After you get back to the normal settings, you’ll immediately see a brand new option above the “About device”. Yes, Developer options is now right above the About device setting and a tap on that will take users into the previously hidden developer menu, which needs to be switched to on for full functionality.
After you have enabled Developer Mode on your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, you’ll see many settings that are targeted towards the advanced user.
When you browse the developer options you’ll see that you can limit background processes, change some animation scale options, show pointer location, screen updates or layout boundaries, you will find hardware layers updates or how to turn off hardware overlays, but don’t let yourself carried away.
The main advantage to unlocking the developer menu is having these settings that aren’t available to the basic users, but you know your limits better than anyone.
Please leave your questions or problems in the comment box below if you have any questions on Galaxy S7 developer options and I will be glad to help you!