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  1. Fri 13's Avatar
    At least with 4.3 (don't know for earlier android versions) you can disable developer mode first turning it off with its slider in developer settings AND then dragging settings application from app launcher to top of desktop to easily access its information (same as settings > applications > all > settings app) and then clearing its cache and settings.

    It will warn you will lose all accounts etc. But at least mine were intact and even every setting what I had previously set.

    So no need to do factory reset etc.

    I was searching a this information since Android 2.3 until today I accidentally got idea to try it by this way as I didn't mean to activate developer mode :rolleyes:
    rpwalton and juaninhinyero like this.
    11-25-2013 08:47 PM
  2. ashleybaby26's Avatar
    I have tried this but when I go into the settings button on the all applications, clear data is greyed out. And clearing only the cache doesnt remove developer options. Do you have any idea how to activate the clear data button or any other way to remove developer options without hard resetting?
    12-12-2013 04:50 PM
  3. bayu seal's Avatar
    go to settings, then go to apps, go to all, find "settings", Then Clear Data.. Thank me by Email
    02-04-2014 11:48 AM
  4. jevalladares's Avatar
    So i found this forum (http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...r-options.html) and others. Apperently once you unhide the developer optios it can't be hidden again unless you do a factory reset or a firmware update. Android 4.3 is coming soon
    02-14-2014 05:17 PM
  5. nielsns's Avatar
    Check this video:
    03-02-2014 07:08 AM
  6. Tonto444999's Avatar
    You don't need a factory reset to hide the developer options. To hide the developer options, do this:
    Settings > Apps > All > Settings > Clear data
    Developer options should be hidden now unless you tap Build number 7 times again.
    I have a Motorola Droid Mini in case you're wondering.
    03-02-2014 09:02 AM
  7. ImithRian's Avatar
    Yes! How to hide it?
    this link has how to do it How to Hide Developer Options on Android Devices
    03-21-2014 09:34 AM
  8. Hossein PersianGulf's Avatar
    hi there is a way for pattern problem
    setting\more\security\clear credentials\remove all content ====> ok
    04-08-2014 01:13 AM
  9. Vikram Singh11's Avatar
    Go to your android settings.Find 'apps' option. Here all the apps are shown. click on All tab which show all apps( system and downloaded). Here find 'settings'. click on it and then click on clear data. It will give a warning message. Click on OK. that's it. Your developer mode will be gone from Settings.

    -Vicky
    07-08-2014 04:59 PM
  10. joedm126's Avatar
    Go to your android settings.Find 'apps' option. Here all the apps are shown. click on All tab which show all apps( system and downloaded). Here find 'settings'. click on it and then click on clear data. It will give a warning message. Click on OK. that's it. Your developer mode will be gone from Settings.


    -Vicky
    I tried doing this but the clear data button is grayed out and I can't clear it. I have a galaxy note 3 running 4.4.2. Thanks.
    02-12-2015 01:22 PM
  11. judeatandroid's Avatar
    I don't have the ON " in blue & white on top right of the screen on my Galaxy S4

    How can I turn it off?
    03-27-2015 11:19 PM
  12. judeatandroid's Avatar
    In order to hide the developer options, go to settings---manage applications-----tap on settings app----tap on clear data. That should do it. You're welcome :-)
    03-27-2015 11:21 PM
  13. tfensir hakim's Avatar
    hi
    when you activate an exchange email adresse thos options are disabled ( swipe and patern) delete you echange account and u will be able to use them again

    regards
    06-01-2015 09:57 AM
  14. Myracle Williams's Avatar
    I turned developer mode on the phone (settings>about phone tap build number 7 times) but was wondering how to turn it off.
    06-30-2015 01:05 AM
  15. W3Ads India's Avatar
    Open Settings on your device.
    Go to Applications
    Then swipe the screen from right to left till you see the list of ALL apps.
    Find the Settings app and open it.
    Now tap the Clear data button.
    Now go back to Settings. Developer options should not be visible there any more.


    Enjoy!
    07-30-2015 04:31 AM
  16. rpwalton's Avatar
    Clearing cache and data in the settings app worked on my Note 5...
    09-27-2015 10:50 PM
  17. Alfredo Aguiar's Avatar
    Bingo. Thanks.
    10-16-2015 12:00 AM
  18. juaninhinyero's Avatar
    This worked! But not "Settings App", just in "Settings".

    So, Settings > Apps > All > Settings > Clear Cache. Voila, developer mode is hidden. Didn't lose any accounts, apps, files, etc.
    07-16-2016 09:52 AM
  19. Nathan Knauss's Avatar
    I need help with this as well. I have searched everywhere but can't find a way to hide the developer options from settings.

    Sent from my Galaxy S IV using Tapatalk IV
    The 2 ways you may hide/turn off the developer options on any android is 1 you can turn your phone off and do a factory reset by holding the power+volume up+homescreen button or you can go to settings>applications>settings>clear data
    12-22-2016 07:26 PM
  20. jasjaapdua's Avatar
    That's quite easy. Go to Settings>Applications>Application Manager. Select Settings app from the list of all the applications, and clear its data.
    01-01-2017 12:13 PM
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