The Moto G 3rd gen. from Motorola is a very decent smartphone running the stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS, and although this would be the swiftest of the interfaces to use, many users would want to do more than just using it normally. Also, many softwares on Windows PC would need the debugging mode to be turned on in the phone, in order to make a connection.
For those wondering whether there is actually an option available because it isn’t showing in the Settings, here’s how to activate the developer settings and then turn ON the debugging mode.
Activate Developer Mode in Moto G 3rd gen.
The Developer settings aren’t available by default in the Moto G 3rd gen. just like in any other smartphone, and you need to activate it. For that, go to Settings > About phone, and here, tap on the Build number for seven times continuously. Once done, you will see a message saying “You are now a developer”.
Go back to Settings and you will see Developer Settings now available just above “About phone” section.
Turn ON USB Debugging in Moto G 3rd gen.
The Developer options is where you see the option of USB debugging among a lot other ones. Enter the options section and turn it ON, and then scroll down to the Debugging section. Here turn the first option ON. It will have a description saying “Debug mode when USB is connected”.
Once you turn that ON, it is done and you can now connect your Moto G 3rd gen. to the computer using the USB connectivity, and the software that needed this feature to be active, will recognize it.
Easy, right? Not for those who are giving a try with an Android device for the first time, or are asked to get into the developer settings for the first time. Good luck exploring more on your device!
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