Programmatically Check if Developer Options is Enabled

If you would like to check if developer options is turned on from within your app, add this simple function which returns a Boolean value indicating if developer options is enabled or not.

Programmatically Check if Developer Options is Enabled

Developer options are a set of settings, that let you configure system wide behaviour that help you profile and debug your app performance, along with other cool functions. Apart from this, you can - enable visual feedback for taps, manage notification settings, have verbose crash reporting, turn on USB or Wireless debugging, make use of the GPU for 2D rendering and so much more.

Here's a great article on xda-developers explaining everything about developer options.

Some apps may not work as intended when developer settings are turned on, and these request that such settings should be disabled. For instance, some banking apps do not let users log in and access their applications when developer settings are enabled. For such use cases, you might need to check if developer options are enabled programmatically, and in this article, we share exactly that.  

Programmatically Check Developer Options

If you would like to check if developer options is turned on from within your app, add this simple function which returns a Boolean value indicating if developer options is enabled or not.

This is a part of the Global system settings, which contains preferences that always apply identically to all defined users and applications.

Applications can read these but are not allowed to write; like the Secure settings, these are for preferences that the user must explicitly modify through the system UI or specialized APIs for those values.

To understand this better, check out Android Developer Docs.

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