GOOGLE I/O, an annual developer conference held by Google in Mountain View, California held on May 18, 2021. Due to the pandemic, the conference was a virtual event with very few Google employees as the live audience. The event released the first Android 12 beta for Pixel devices. So if you own a Pixel device and a licensed developer, you can install this new version of Android and try their newest features.
This release saw new heights in the smartphone features. Like any other release, the current one has introduced several cool and useful features built-in with Android 12 like invoking google assistant on Android to quickly view notifications, and easy way in managing the privacy settings, changing TV channels with the phone, Unlocking car with phone, and many more. It has also brought few aspects in terms of customization. There are new wallpapers, icon packs, etc. Among them, one of the cool aspects is adding updated clock widgets on the home screen.
In this article, we will discuss the methods to follow in order to benefit from the use of having clock widgets on the home screen. There are two apps that enable this feature in any android smartphone.
How to use Android 12 Clock Widget on any Android Phone
Android 12 Clock Widgets app is developed by Mohamed Ibrahem for android users to enjoy the Clock widget feature of Android 12. This app is available for free to be downloaded from the Google play store. The app offers extensive clock widgets like Digital clock, Frame Analog Clock, Dark Analog Clock, Light Analog Clock, Premium Colored Analog Styles. Follow the instructions to use it.
Step 1. Install the Android 12 Clock Widgets from the Play Store.
Step 2: Once you have successfully installed, open the app and you will see a page with numerous clock widgets as you can see in the image below.
Step 3. Select any one of the clock widget of your choice. In Android 12, the clock widgets are chosen based on the color of the wallpaper you have chosen. Its based on the new design principle called “Material You”.
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Step 4. In the Add to Home screen popup, tap on ‘Add Automatically‘. This will add the widget directly to your homescreen.
Step 5. The widget will be added to the home screen as you can see here.
Step 6. If you choose to move the widget to a different position in the homescreen, you could Press and move to position it in your desired location.
Yes it’s done! This is how you can use this app to get Android 12 clock widget on your home screen.
This app has received 4.2 rating and is installed by 10,000+ users. The app has got excellent reviews too.
There is also another app that serves the same purpose. Let’s look into that as well.
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Using the Android 12 Clock Widget App developed by Lawrence Martin
Android 12 Clock Widget app is another free app that is developed by Lawrence Martin. This can be downloaded and used at free of cost from the Google play store. It is designed to bring the clock widget based on Android 12 model in the home screen. This widget also saves storage by its smaller form. Lets learn how to use it.
Step 1. Initially, we must download and install the Android 12 Clock Widget app in our Android smartphone.
Step 2. Then open the app and select the widget of your choice to add to the home screen.
Step 3. This would lead to the next page where you should click on the ‘Apply‘ button.
Step 4. Now a popup appears with few instructions titled, ‘How to set widget‘
Step 5. Move to the home screen. Press and hold any space in the home screen until a menu of widget appears.
Step 6. Look for Android 12 Clock Widget and click on it as you can see below.
Step 7. Choose one of the widget that suits your wallpaper. Tap and hold it to select.
Step 8. Press and move the widget to place it in your desired position.
This app is given 3.6 rating by the users. The reviewers claim that it is missing some clock styles. Some users are facing widget resizing issue as well.
The advent of Android 12 has made exceptional changes in the way to user interface looks in the Android ecosystem. “Material You” has the capacity to transform the User interface based entirely on our preferences and past usage. I wish Google would open up the Material You to millions of users across the world who wouldn’t have the chance to buy a device that supports Android 12. Google is taking serious strides in terms of features in the Android ecosystem but the failure to reach it to the budget customers across the world makes the entire effort almost not worth it.
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