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[Guide] Enable Hidden Game Mode in Android 12 Beta

Google recently announced the latest version of their Android Operating System, i.e. Android 12. It is still not officially available for people at large as an OTA update (that will come somewhere around September or October starting with Pixel Phone), as it is currently in the beta phase. This time Google has completely revamped the user interface of Android and added a couple of privacy and other features, and some of them are hidden as of now. Here, I am going to talk about one such hidden feature which is “Game mode” and how you can enable this.

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Guide to Enable Hidden Game Mode in Android 12 Beta

As far as I know, this is the first time Google has given a Gaming mode in the vanilla Android system, as of now till Android 11 it is the OEM brands that included the game mode in their own skins on top of Vanilla Android provided by Google.

But now Google has understood the future of mobile phone gaming, that’s why they have introduced a gaming mode on their purest form of Android starting with Android 12, but as it still in beta, Google has hidden it deep inside.

Here’s how you can enable it on your phone running on Android 12 Beta:

  • Open Setting on your phone
  • Go to Digital Wellbeing or just search it
  • Tap on Do Not Disturb
  • Click on Schedules
  • Enable the Checkbox of Game Mode
  • Go to the Game mode settings
  • Here you will find six options:
    • Screenshot Capture
    • Screen Recording
    • Frames per Second (FPS) counter
    • Do Not Disturb
    • Game Optimization (for an individual game)
    • Youtube Live (to stream your gameplay directly to Youtube).

That’s it, now when you enable Do Not Disturb or launch a game, the game mode will get activated. It will appear like a floating menu towards the side of the screen, which can be tapped and dragged to the other side.

This will provide easy access to take a screenshot of your current screen, enable screen recording, and will display the frame rate of the gameplay.

Also, Read | Enable Gaming Mode on Your Android Phone Even if it Doesn’t Have One

List of Phones Compatible to Install Android 12 Beta

Few brands have partnered with Google to run this early version of Android 12 on their selected phones so that users can try and experience this newer version on their phones (check the list below). Following phones are compatible to install Android 12 Beta:

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