idevicedevmodectl COMMAND [Options]
Enable Developer Mode on iOS 16+ devices or print the current status.
Passcode-protected devices will NOT allow enabling of Developer Mode from the command line. It has to be enabled on the device itself under Settings -> Privacy & Security -> Developer Mode. The enable command will try to enable it, and tell you if that's the case. If the menu is not shown, you may use the reveal command to reveal it.
Prints the Developer Mode status of all connected devices, or for a specific one if --udid is given.
Enable Developer Mode (device will reboot), and confirm it after device booted up again.
Arm the Developer Mode (device will reboot)
Confirm enabling of Developer Mode
Reveal the Developer Mode menu on the device under Settings -> Privacy & Security
- -u, --udid UDID
target specific device by UDID
- -n, --network
connect to network device
- -d, --debug
enable communication debugging
- -h, --help
print usage information
- -v, --version
print version information
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