What is iOS developer mode?
The Developer Mode option means that you can control additional aspects of your iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr, giving you more control over settings. For example, you can enable advanced features like USB debugging.
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If you’re interested in being a developer, install third-party apps, or if you just want to play games with your iPhone or iPad, then you’ll want to learn how to unlock the Developer Mode menu.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to activate developer mode on your Apple iOS 12 devices.
How to enable developer mode on iPhone and iPad in iOS 12?
- Connect your iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr or iPad on iOS 12 to your Mac or PC with a lightning cable
- Press and hold the Home and Power buttons at the same time for at least 10 seconds on your iPhone or iPad
- Release the Power button while holding the Home button
- Then hold the button start for 10 additional seconds
- Release the button Start and wait for your screen to turn black, indicating that your iPhone Xs, Xs iPhone and iPhone Max Xr have entered restart mode Firmware Update Device (DFU) for iPhone
iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode
When Itunes opens, a pop-up message will appear saying: “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore iPhone or iPad in iOS 11 /iOS 12 before you can use it with iTunes.”
In addition to the message stating that iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode, your iPhone or iPad screen should also turn black, confirming that you have successfully booted your device into Developer Mode.