Android developer options give app developers a lot of options to test the app under various simulated conditions. You can also enable developer options on Amazon Fire tablets.
But for normal users, sometimes, you may also need some features that are under developer options. For example, when you need to run an ADB (Android Debug Bridge) command to backup the phone, or take lots of screenshots of Amazon Fire tablet from your PC (if you just want to take a few, you can do this on the tablet with Power and volume up button as illustrated in this guide), you need turn on USB Debugging (enable ADB).
By default, the developer options on Amazon Fire tablet is hidden with the recent Fire OS. This is consistent with other Android devices which hide developer options since Android Jelly Bean 4.2,
But it is very easy to enable and access developer options on Amazon Fire tablet. In this guide, Fire tablet refers to Fire, Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD, Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HDX.
This Fire tablet how-to guide will show you how to enable and access developer options on an Amazon Fire tablet, and how to disable and hide the developer options on an Amazon Fire tablet (after you enable them).
How to enable and access developer options on Amazon Fire tablet?
Step 1: Go to Settings–Device Options
In your Amazon Fire tablet, go to Settings by swiping down from the status bar (top of the screen) or tap Settings app in the app drawer.
Then tap Device Options as shown below.
Step 2: Tap Serial Number Field 7 times
In the Device Options page, tap the serial number field 7 times.
After tapping the serial number 2 times, it starts to pop out the message as shown below.:
You are now X steps away from being a developer
Continue to tap the field to 7 times and the message will notify you the developer options are enabled on your Amazon Fire tablet.
Step 3: Access and play with developer options in Amazon Fire tablet
Now, in Settings— Device Options page, you can find a new entry of developer options. This means you successfully enabled developer options on Amazon Fire tablet.
Tap Developer options as shown below to access the developer options.
Please note, you should NOT enable/disable the options unless you know what you are doing. Some may degrade the performance of your Fire tablet significantly.
Most of the options are for developers who can simulate the behavior of their apps under different situations, e.g., low memory.
For most Amazon Fire tablet owner, you may want to enable ADB (USB debugging) for Amazon Fire tablet so that you can use ADB commands from the PC.
How to hide developer options on Amazon Fire tablet?
After the Developer options are enabled, you can hide them again if you do not want to use them or you do not want your kids to mess up the developer options on your Fire tablet.
It is not so complicated to hide developer options on the Amazon Fire tablet.
It is absolutely NOT necessary to reset the tablet to disable or hide developer options after enabling them.
You can disable or hide developer options on the Amazon Fire tablet by clearing the data for the Settings app.
Step 1: Go to Settings — Applications
You can go to Settings– Applications f=on your Fire tablet.
Tap Manage All Applications as shown below.
Step 2: Switch to All Applications
By default, Third-party applications are shown.
Tap the arrow down button on the right side of Third-Party Applications as shown below.
Then in the drop-down list, tap All Applications as shown below.
Step 3: Clear data for Settings app
Scroll down to find Settings.
Tap Settings as shown below.
Tap Clear data as shown below.
This will clear the saved data about the Settings app. It will NOT remove your account or other settings.
You now should get the popup warning message:
Clear Application Data?
This will remove all data from this application including saved contents, accounts and settings. The application will remain installed on your device. You should only clear data if the application is seriously misbehaving and you want to have a clean installation of the application.
Tap OK as shown below.
This will essentially reset the menu for Settings, and therefore will hide developer options on Amazon Fire tablet.
Please note, this operation will not only hide developer options but also disable all settings in developer options. If you need the developer options on your Amazon Fire tablet again, you have to enable the developer options first.
In newer Fire OS 7 and Fire OS 8, you can turn off developer options on the developer options page.
Can you enable and access developer options on Amazon Fire tablet (Fire HD, Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HDX)? Can you disable and hide developer options on Amazon Fire tablet?
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Detailed information on how to use the Google Play Store on Fire tablets can be found here.
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