Debug on Android 4+ Devices with Chrome

Inspect the device with the Chrome browser if you find an issue with your site on an Android 4+ device.

If you need to debug on a legacy Android device, the stock Android browser, or on a different device, follow the Debug on Legacy Android with the Stock Browser (and on Other Devices) guide instead.

1. Enable the Android Developer Options Menu

  1. On your Android 4+ device, navigate to the "Settings" menu.

  2. Select the "About Device" (or "About Phone") option.

  3. Tap the "Build Number" 7 times.

2. Enable USB Debugging on Android Device

1. On your Android device, navigate back to the "Settings" menu.

2. Turn on the "Developer Options" toggle.

On some devices, the "Developer Options" is another menu option.

3. Under the "Developer Options" menu, enable "USB Debugging".

This enables the debug mode when the USB cable is connected.

3. Enable USB discovery in Chrome

1. On your computer, open Chrome and go to chrome://inspect.

The "Developer Options" page loads by default.

2. Under the "Devices" header, enable the "Discover USB Devices" checkbox.

4. Connect the Android Device to the Computer

  1. Connect your Android 4+ device to your computer with a USB cable.

  2. On your Android device, allow USB debugging if you see an alert for permission.

To prevent the alert in the future, enable the "Always allow from this computer" toggle, then tap OK.

5. Open the Page to Debug

  1. On your Android 4+ device connected to your computer, open Chrome.

  2. Go to to preview your bundle.

  3. Fill in the form fields with your site information.

  4. Click "Preview".

  5. Go to your page for debugging.

Mobify Preview Learn to Preview a Local Adaptive.js Site on a Device or to Preview a Local Server on your Computer.

6. Inspect the Page

  1. On your computer, open Chrome and go to chrome://inspect.

  2. On the menu side bar, click the "Pages" link.

  3. Under the "Pages" heading, find the page that you want to debug.

  4. Click "Inspect" below the page title.

Network Port Forwarding Enable network port forwarding if you experience trouble with your ports.

Use the Chrome Developer Tools to debug the page on your Android 4+ device.

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