How to Enable/Disable USB Transfer on Android Devices

There are basically two ways to transfer files between PC and Android phone – via USB or via WiFi. USB transfer enabled out of the box, you don’t require to do anything. However, there are sometime you really wish to disable USB transfer or need to enable it when someone else disable it for your discomfort. Enabling/Disabling USB transfer is very easy, just follow the below guide.

How to Enable/Disable USB Transfer on Android Mobile

1. Press Menu key in your home screen and then tap on Settings option.


2. A list of available options jump in front of you. Locate and tap on Applications option.


3. A few Applications related options will be shown in your screen. Navigate and tap on Development option.


4. You will see 3 options in front of you – USB debugging, Stay awake and Allow mock locations. Every option comes with a check box. Tap on checkbox and it will turn into green (means activated). Make sure USB debugging is turned on when you want USB transfer else tap on it to deactivate the function.


Hope this small guide help you to solve some trick. We will talk on more about USB Data Transfer and Wi-Fi Data Transfer in our next articles.

If your device is running on Android 4.0 ICS or higher then got to: Settings –> Developer options and then check USB debugging.


If your device is running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or higher then you first require to enable that developer options menu before doing anything. To enable developer options go to: Settings –> About device and then tap on Build Number seven times repeatedly. Once you press it 5 times it gives you a quick note: “Press it two more times to be a developer!”. And, after tapping 7 times you will see ‘You are now a developer’ message. After that access developer options from setting and enable or disable USB debugging.

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  • Brigitte

    Thank you. You solved my problem with the Usb debugging.. Samsung could’t help me. You did. :-)

    • arafat21

      You are welcome! We always try our level best to help our readers.

  • arafat21

    USB Debugging is enabled by default. So, try flashing the firmware and see what happen.

    • LevsOG

      Thanks man! I managed to get the correct firmware ( as my phone has a vodafone boot image but is unlocked to any network so I thought the UK Vodafone, a file called totoro_0623.pit, and Odin 3.07 and I read a guide how to flash the stock ROM but unfortunately, this is my first time and I read in the guide when you have to click the buttons in odin like; BOOT, MODEM, PDA, it then says in the guide locate the BOOT file etc etc from the firmware download link (which I did click, and download).
      But, when I extracted the firmware to desktop (as it was a zip), I managed to get 2 files which is: and SS_DL.dll. Where can I get the BOOTLOADER, PDA, PHONE, CSC, UMS? I’m such a noob but I’ve looked everywhere and I can’t seem to find anything decent/good english for this model…

      Also, when my phone is in download mode Odin displays in the message box that it has detected it, I just need to learn what I need/or need to do to get this bad boy up and running because I sure do miss my phone :( lol.

      • arafat21

        The only file that you must have is that file with .tar.md5 extension that you need to add on PDA. Other filed only needed if you have the file after extracting the firmware. So, as you have the right firmware then just follow the guide and it should be up.