How To Use Developer Options On Samsung Galaxy Note 2

How To Use Developer Options On Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Use the Developer options to set options for application development on Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

Note: These features are used for development purposes only.

From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > Developer options.

The following options are available:

  • Desktop backup password: Allows you to protect your desktop with a backup password ID.
  • Stay away: with the Stay away option enabled, your screen will never sleep while you are charging the device.
  • Protect SD card: Requires apps to ask your permission before accessing data on your SD card.
  • USB debugging: Allows debugging when the device is attached to a PC by a USB cable.
  • Allow mock locations: Used by developers when developing location-based applications.
  • Select app to be debugged: Allows developers to select a specific app to debug.
  • Wait for debugger: Specified apps must have debugger attached before executing.
  • Show touches: Displays touch interactions on the screen.
  • Show pointer location: Highlights the data that was touched on the screen.
  • Show layout boundaries: Displays clip bounds, margins, etc.
  • Show GPU view updates: Flashes views inside windows when drawn with GPU.
  • Show screen updates: Forces areas of the screen to flash as it is updated.
  • Window animation scale: Configure the scale for animation (ranges from off to 10x).
  • Transition animation scale: Configure the scale for transitioning when using animation (ranges from off to 10x).
  • Animator duration scale: Configure the scale for duration when using animation (ranges from off to 10x).
  • Disable hardware overlays: Assigns the work of rendering to the GPU.
  • Force GPU rendering: Uses a 2D acceleration in applications.
  • Strict mode: Makes the screen flash when applications perform long operations on the main thread.
  • Show CPU usage: Screen highlights the current CPU usage.
  • GPU rendering profile: Allows you to set the adb shell to measure rendering.
  • Enable traces: Enables/disables on-screen tracing based on an available parameter.
  • Do not keep activities: Destroys every activity as soon as the application is closed.
  • Limit background processes: Sets the number of processes that can run in the background.
  • Show all ANRs: Displays a prompt when applications running in the background are not responding.

USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

When enabled, allows debugging when the device is attached to a PC by a USB cable.

From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > Developer options.

Verify the Developer options are active.

Tap USB debugging to enable or disable the setting. When enabled, a check mark appears in the check box.

How to allow Mock Locations on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Note: This feature is used for development purposes only.

If you are a developer who is testing a GPS applications using this device, you can tell the device that the phone is at different GPS locations. In other words, the phone is allowed to “mock” the coordinates.

From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > Developer options.

Verify the Developer options are active.

Tap Allow mock locations to enable or disable the setting. When enabled, a check mark appears in the check box.

Desktop Backup Password on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Protect the desktop with a backup password ID.

From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > Developer options.

Verify the Developer options are active.

Tap Desktop backup password.

In the Settings screen, enter the current full backup password, the new password for full backups, and then enter the new password again.

Tap Set backup password to save the password change.

Application Options on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > Developer options.

Verify the Developer options are active.

Tap Do not keep activities to destroy every activity as soon as the application is closed.

Tap Limit background processes to set the number of processes that can run in the background. Options are: Standard limit, No background processes, and 1 to 4 processes at most.

Tap Show all ANRs to display a prompt when applications running in the background are not responding.

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