The first thing I do when I buy a new Android phone is to switch it on and enable the developer options from Phone status by tapping multiple times on “Build Number”. Some of the settings are quintessential for me and some are just optional which I regularly toggle. In this post, we shall discuss some essential settings inside Android Developer Options.
The Best Android Developer Options Settings are right here.
This unlocks the bootloader of this device. Some prefer it to be turned off due to security reasons but I keep it enabled. There was a time when one of my old phones (Galaxy S3) lost its display due to hard-hitting itself on the ground. My phone was not rooted. USB debugging was turned off. But the bootloader was unlocked. Through some ADB commands, I could turn ON the USB debugging and mirrored the phone’s display to my MacBook Air.
That’s my benefit of enabling the OEM Unlocking. You can keep this disabled if you worry about your privacy. In the worst case scenario, if you leave this enabled and your device gets stolen then your data is at risk. If the thief is smart, he can connect the phone to his computer and run some ADB commands and steal all your data which you thought was locked behind your fingerprint.
If your phone has got this option then turn it ON. This simply adds two more buttons when you press Reboot. This is highly useful if you want to boot your device into Recovery or Bootloader. Having extra options don’t hurt.
For a developer like me, this is the first option which gets enabled. Even an average consumer can get the most out of it by enabling this setting. You can mirror your phone’s display to your PC using Vysor. You can transfer media to your phone using command prompt or terminal.
Disable absolute volume
Turn this setting right now if you use a Bluetooth headphone (especially Apple Airpods). I’ll share you my recent story of using Airpods with OnePlus 3T. When I initially paired the Airpods, the sound output was good but after some time, the volume of Airpods (probably) decreased. On the other hand, the volume slider on my phone was to the fullest. But I could hardly listen to the podcasts.
I turned this setting on and the volume of my wireless earbuds (Airpods) normalized.
Do you want to speed up your device in seconds? Go to developer options and find these three settings and set them to 0.5x.
Okay, that doesn’t actually add any speed boost to your device but it will increase the speed of transition and animation by two times.
That’s all you need for the best Android developer options settings.