Enabling Developer Options On An Android Marshmallow Device Build Number Clicked Enough

This post is admittedly aimed at a small niche sector of our customers. If Developer Options, ADB and Marshmallow don’t mean much to you, it is safe to disregard this post.
If you’re still here, then we will assume you want or need to enable Android’s Developer Options on your Marshmallow (5.x) based device…

From your homescreen, click the Settings icon (normally a couple of cogs)
Enabling Developer Options On An Android Marshmallow Device Homescreen Settings

 

You will see the screen below, where you can access some of Android’s Settings.
Enabling Developer Options On An Android Marshmallow Device Settings

We need to go deeper, so scroll down one row, then all the way to the end of that row. Click the “More setting” button
Enabling Developer Options On An Android Marshmallow Device More Setting

You will notice the colours change, and that new entries are shown
Enabling Developer Options On An Android Marshmallow Device Full Settings List

Scroll all the way down, and you will see “About phone” – please click it
Enabling Developer Options On An Android Marshmallow Device About Phone

At the end of the information about your device, you will see a section titled “Build number
Enabling Developer Options On An Android Marshmallow Device Build Number

Click this entry FIVE times in a row
Enabling Developer Options On An Android Marshmallow Device Keep Clicking Build Number!

If carried out correctly, you will see a notification advising you of this
Enabling Developer Options On An Android Marshmallow Device Build Number Clicked Enough

Go back one screen (the Return arrow on your remote) and you can now see the “Developer options” entry
Enabling Developer Options On An Android Marshmallow Device Developer Options Accessible Now

Click on it, and you will find you can alter a lot of new settings
Enabling Developer Options On An Android Marshmallow Device Developer Options List

 

Please note some of these options can have an adverse effect on normal day-to-day usage. If you’re uncertain what to change, please contact us or the person who originally recommended you enable Developer Options.

 

If you return back one more screen (to the darker Settings area seen when the two cogs are clicked on the homescreen), you will find a corresponding new entry, just to the right of where you previously clicked More Setting.
Enabling Developer Options On An Android Marshmallow Device Developer Options Entry In First Settings

 

Clicking this entry will take you to a different view of the same Developer Options.
Enabling Developer Options On An Android Marshmallow Device Developer Options via First Settings Screen