If you can’t find the Firestick Developer Options, by following this guide you’ll learn how to get them back. Turning on Developer Options is necessary to sideload apps onto your Firestick. If you find they are missing then don’t panic, it’s really simple to find them again.
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Why Have Developer Options Disappeared?
A recent update from Amazon to Firesticks, Fire Cubes and Fire TVs has surprisingly removed the Developer Options menu. This has left many users worried that they are no longer able to sideload their device. The Developer Options menu allows users to enable ADB Debugging as well as Install unknown apps. Having the ability to turn the Developer Options ON allows users to easily sideload their Fire TV devices.
But, in reality the Developer Options menu has not disappeared completely, it’s just been hidden! This is something that is standard for nearly all Android phones, tablets and some TV boxes. It seems that Amazon are shifting to become more in-line with this.
How to Find Firestick Developer Options
- From the Home screen select Settings.
- Select My Fire TV.
- Then select About.
- Tap the Select button on your remote 7 times OR until you see No need, you are already a developer message at the bottom of the screen.
- Press the Back button on your remote once to go back and you’ll now be able to see Developer Options.
By following this guide, you will now know how to find the Firestick Developer Options if they disappeared for you after an update. There is no certainly at this time as to whether this update is going to eventually affect everyone or just a small number of users.
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