Google has launched the Android 12 version for smartphones with pixel lines. If you have a model of Google Pixel 3 or a newer version than this, you can easily upgrade the Google OS of your smartphone straight away. In recent times, you must have observed the latest up-gradation in the Android version from beta testers, especially the changes in the designs to completely change the feel and look of the OS on any pixel device.
If you are using Android 12 for the first time on your Pixel phone, you should not miss one thing that is implementation of ‘Digital Clock’. This clock is comparatively bigger than a normal lock screen clock.
If you aren’t a fan of this latest update or modification of the lock screen clock, then you need to go through this article that will help you to understand what exactly got changed by the introduction of a digital clock on your phone’s lock screen and how you can change lock screen clock it on your Android 12 version smartphone.
Lock Screen Clock Modifications
The major thing that everyone can observe is the size of the digital clock. It is huge and it not only shows the hour & minutes in one horizontal row but two distinct rows horizontally. Also, font size of the clock is now larger and thicker when compared with Android 11 plus it has different accents of wallpaper that you select while applying any background on your phone with the Android 12 version.
The emphasis is majorly given on time, but don’t ignore the other information that is generally present on the left side at the top where you can see a row that mentions not just the date and day, but the weather and a calendar reminder as well.
There is no change in the layout when you kick in the AOD i.e. Always-on display. The observatory changes will be in the font size of the digital clock. Comparatively, it’s a bit thinner than the one you see on the phone’s lock screen. The color on the AOD screen will be white, as expected. You can still see the information regarding the weather and date on the top left side. At the bottom of the screen, you can see the battery percentage of your phone in the same way as it used to be displayed on Android 11.
Google altered the AOD clock and lock screen just to make you aware of the day, date, time by cutting down your efforts of staring at your phone with a high level of concentration. In addition to this, you’ll also be aware of the pending notifications because when any recent notifications come, the size of the digital clock will get shortened automatically.
Methods For Altering the Lock Screen Clock on Android 12
You cannot completely alter the clock of the lock screen on Android 12, but you can go for the minor adjustments that will modify the look of the clock on your pixel phone. We have described some methods in a simple way that will help you to change the lock screen clock of your pixel phone. Let’s get started!
Method 1: Keep Messages and Other Notifications Unread
If there are no new notifications, the size of the digital clock will remain large. If any new notification pops up, you’ll see that the clock will move to the top left side of the phone’s screen.Now there will be a change in rows of hours and minutes by a solitary row affair after replacing the original position of date and weather elements. You’ll see these elements at the bottom of the small clock along with the unread notifications. For AOD, the layout of the digital clock will remain the same as that of the lock screen of a small module representing the time at the top left side along with the app icons from where you see notifications or maybe some other data.
Method 2: Alteration in the Accent of the Wallpaper
If you don’t have any problem with the size of the digital clock but the color of the image, video wallpaper isn’t of your choice, then fear not, you have an access to change the color of the clock from the option of ‘Wallpaper & style screen’ on Android 12. The default color set on the wallpaper is based on the type of wallpaper you have used on your home screen or lock screen. To change the color of the current background follow the steps mentioned below.
- Step 1: Long press on the Home screen of your pixel device.
- Step 2: Select the option of ‘Wallpaper & Style’.
- Step 3: Select the color you want from the available options under the section of ‘Basic colors’ or ‘Wallpaper colors’ on the next screen.
Method 3: Disabling AOD (Always-on Display)
If the huge size of the digital clock is bothering you, disable the screen on which it appears the most- that’s right, we are talking about the AOD (Always-on Display). Because of this, the big size of the digital clock will not bother you when you aren’t using your phone and you’ll see it only when you push the power button while the lock screen greets you. If you want to disable AOD on your pixel device, follow the steps mentioned below.
- Step 1: Go to the ‘Settings’ and choose the ‘Display’ option.
- Step 2: Click on the option of ‘Lock Screen‘ on the next screen under the ‘Lock Display’ option.
- Step 3: Now you can disable the AOD on your device by toggling the switch of ‘Always Show Time and Info’ to the left side. After disabling this option, the display of your pixel device will be off when you press the power button to lock it.
The updates in the Android version have completely changed the look of the digital clock. Most of you must be happy with the changes, but few people are still not satisfied. There is no permanent solution for changing the digital clock, but you can try out any of these temporary methods if you are annoyed by the new digital clock or can wait for the upcoming version of the Android that might have sorted out this issue.