Android 12 comes with a hidden Easter egg. Here’s how to find it.
Google has been hiding an Easter egg in every version of Android since the release of Android 2.3, Gingerbread, and Android 12 is no exception.
Finding Easter eggs on Android has always been a fun task. In some Android versions, users need to play a game, while on others, they need to complete a task to uncover the Easter egg. Here’s how you can find the hidden Easter egg on Android 12.
What Is the Android Easter Egg and How Do You Find it?
Easter eggs are like hidden treasures in form of interactive images or games on your Android phone. You can access them by performing a few easy steps in your phone’s Settings app.
The Easter egg in Android 12 is simply a screen with different-sized balls that change their color based on your device’s accent colors. It isn’t as much fun as the Android 11 Easter egg, which was a Cat Control game. Instead, it’s more of a showcase for Google’s Material You theme engine which is a big part of Android 12.
The process for finding Android Easter eggs is pretty straightforward and identical for different versions of Android. Here’s what you need to do:
- Open the Settings app on your phone, scroll down, and tap on the About phone section.
- Then, tap on Android version until a new screen with a clock appears.
- On the clock, move both the clock hands to 12:00 for Android 12, and the Easter egg will appear on your screen.
Once you’ve discovered the Easter Egg, you can also access the Android S Easter Egg widget in the widgets section of your phone. The widget will have color plates of different shades of color based on your phone’s theme.
You can use the widget to get the details for colors of different shades on your home screen. Additionally, you can share the hex code for the shade’s details by tapping on it, making the widget a handy design tool too. Here’s how to use it:
- Long press on the home screen and tap on Widgets.
- Drag and drop the Android S Easter Egg Widget to your home screen.
- Tap on the widget, and you’ll see the different shades that you can share with a single tap.
Enjoy the Android 12 Easter Egg on Your Android Phone
Easter eggs have always been fun to play with. With Android 12, they’ve become more useful with the Android S Easter Egg widget. By following the mentioned steps, you can find the Easter Egg on any smartphone running Android 12.
And once you’ve got that sorted, make sure you aren’t missing out on any of the best features in Android 12.
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