How to Enable and Disable Developer Mode in Windows 11

13 September 2022

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is a setting that allows you to install certain programs in by removing system restrictions.

Enabling allows you to install programs that are still in development to test your code or install applications from all sources.

You can enable in if your account has privileges.

If you use your computer for everyday activities like , web browsing, email, or Office apps, you don’t need to turn on Developer Mode. This evacuation will be useful if you are a developer and an experienced user.

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Like when you write software with Visual Studio on a computer for the first time, you must enable Developer Mode on whatever device you are going to use to test your code.

When your Developer Mode is enabled, will also add features:

  • Device Portal. Only when the Device Portal option is enabled, is a set up for it and the Device Portal is enabled.
  • Install and configure rules to allow remote program installation via SSH service. The SSH server will become active when Device Discovery is enabled.
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How to Enable Developer Mode in Windows 11

  1. Open “Settings“. You can use (WIN + I).
  2. Navigate to “Privacy & security > For developers“. Then in “Developer Mode“, swipe to the right of the toggle button to activate.
setting developer mode
  1. Then, in the confirmation dialog box, click the “Yes” button to save the changes.
setting developer mode confirm

Once you activate, will open to receive applications from any source.

How to Disable Developer Mode in Windows 11

  1. Open ““. You can use (WIN + I).
  2. Navigate to “Privacy & security > For developers“. Then in “Developer Mode“, swipe left of the toggle button to disable.

After you disable it, the computer will receive only modern applications from the . However, you will continue to install traditional win32 applications from any source.

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