How to Enable Game Mode on Google Android 12
The arrival of the Android 12 system introduces many interesting features. For gamers, one of the most important features of Android 12 is the addition of “Game Mode”. This feature allows users to optimize their gaming experience by selecting different available settings. During the game, the new Android 12 game mode shows how mobile gaming attracts attention. The Android 12 system has arrived with a gaming dashboard that gives users/players quick access to useful tools while gaming. However, this feature is only available for Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro from now.
This tool will allow users to perform a few operations without stopping, exiting the game interface or pausing the game. Users can start recording, take screenshots, stream to YouTube and check FSP during gameplay.
However, since the game mode on Android 12 is quite new, users are still confused about how to use the feature. Here’s how to use Game mode on Android 12.
Android 12 Game Mode – What is it?
Before talking about what this feature is, it is important to note that not all users can experience this feature, at least for now. According to Mishaal Rahman, Game mode is only available on the latest Pixel smartphones: Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. As of now, there is no official information on when this feature will be coming to all Android 12 smartphones.
Now what is Android 12 gaming mode. This feature promises better battery life and better performance while gaming. The level of optimization depends on the user settings. Another important thing to note is that not all games support this feature at this time. Developers need to work on it and release it before players can use the game mode.
How to activate game mode
The Game Mode feature is one of the many useful tools available on the game dashboard. To enable game mode, you will first need to get into the game dashboard. game brings a host of features, it will be good to enable it regardless of whether the games you are playing support game mode or not. Here are the simple steps to enable game mode
- Open the Settings app.
- Click Notifications.
- Scroll down and click Do Not Disturb.
- Click Schedules.
- Click the cog icon to the right of Games.
- Enable the game dashboard switch.
After enabling this feature, you will notice that a small bubble will appear on your screen. If you don’t like it, you can drag it off the screen to hide it. Additionally, you can also hold and drag the bubble to any part of the display. You will need this bubble to access the game dashboard. Click on the bubble to open the game dashboard.
Game Dash Buttons
After pressing the optimize button you will get three options as shown below
- Performance: Maximizes the frame rate.
- Standard: Uses the game’s default settings.
- battery saver: Extends battery life.
After choosing one of the modes, you may need to restart the game before the new game mode is active. As of now, Android 12 game mode is confirmed to be available for a few games like Minecraft, Temple Run 2, and Sniper 3D. You can find the full list of available games below.
Google Play lists games that support game mode
The table below contains games that currently support Android 12 game mode. However, we believe that more developers will optimize their games to support this new mode.
How to Disable Bubble After Disabling Android 12 Game Mode
Undoubtedly, this feature is a must for many mobile gamers. However, not everything is rosy with the game mode currently. If you don’t play 3D or really demanding games, you might not need optimization. However, you may need to use YouTube Live and other features. There are complaints that even after disabling the toggle for the game dashboard, the bubble still appears.
In all honesty, this bubble can be annoying especially if you don’t use it. However, a Reddit user recently gave a way to disable this game dashboard bubble on Android 12. His Reddit post on how to disable the bubble is shown below.
To disable this incredibly annoying feature, go to the Settings app -> ‘Notifications’ -> ‘Do Not Disturb’ -> ‘Times’ -> ‘Games’ (gear icon) and turn off the dashboard toggle of the Game.
Obviously, this inability to disable the Game Dashboard is a minor bug from Google. Hopefully Google will fix the problem that this feature brings.
Android 12 Game Mode is a pretty cool feature that many non-Pixel users will love to try. However, they will have to wait for some time for this feature to arrive. For the moment, there is no information as to his arrival date.