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Here's the Android 12 Easter egg which is quite 'timely'

This one is all about Material You.
January 11, 2023

Android fans anxiously wait for the latest Easter egg surprise within the software every year. We saw many beta releases of Android 12, but the Easter egg was consistently missing. With the stable release, everyone with a device running stock Android 12 can find the Easter egg.

Read more: Everything you need to know about Android 12


To find the Android Easter egg, go to Settings > About phone > Android version and tap on the Android version number multiple times.


How to find the Android 12 Easter egg

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go into About phone.
  3. Tap on the Android version.
  4. Tap on the Android version number multiple times.
  5. Mobe the clock to 12:00 (for Android 12).

Unsurprisingly, the Easter egg involves Google’s design ethos known as Material You. When you activate the surprise, it will create a splash of color that connects with Android’s color scheme related to your wallpaper. That means it could look different for pretty much everyone.

Find the Android S Easter egg widget

There’s a secondary surprise for you! It’s a widget.

  1. Long-press any empty area on your home screen.
  2. Select Widgets.
  3. Expand the Android S Easter Egg section.
  4. Tap and hold on to the widget and drag it to your home screen.
  5. Drag the edges to expand the widget.
  6. Press Home.

Essentially, it shows you all the colors Material You uses throughout your system to match your wallpaper. You can pick any of these colors and share them.

Read more: When will my phone get Android 12?


Hidden software features aren’t always welcome, but this Easter egg type has been a part of Android going back to Android 2.3. The Android 12 Easter egg isn’t a virus and won’t affect your phone.

Not many phones run Android 12 right now, so if you don’t have a new phone, you are likely on Android 11 or older. Every Android version comes with its own Easter egg, from interactive images to games. Check out our guide about every Android Easter egg from Android 2.3 Gingerbread onwards.

You will not be able to delete or disable the feature without root access since it is a system app. Deleting system apps can cause problems, so we don’t recommend doing that. If you don’t want to see the Android Easter egg, it’s best not to activate it.