The third beta version of Android 14 has introduced an array of new features, with the lock screen enhancements catching significant attention. This guide will walk you through the steps to enable the new Lock Screen Clock Styles on Android 14 Beta 3.
An Overview of the New Features of Android 14 Beta 3
Android 14 Beta 3 is marked by the addition of new lock screen clock styles, colors, and sizes. Specifically, users can enjoy five new clock styles, a wide range of additional Material You theming designs, and the flexibility to select colors outside the palette of Material You wallpapers.
Additionally, Android 14 Beta 3 offers more customization options. You can adjust the intensity of these colors using a slider and choose between Dynamic or Small sizes for the clock. The Dynamic size alters the clock size based on the content available on the lock screen. Another handy feature is the ability to add shortcuts to the bottom left and right corners of your screen.
Exploring Shortcuts and More Options
The new shortcuts are categorized under Left Shortcuts and Right Shortcuts. You can select from options like None, Mute, QR Code, Do Not Disturb, Camera, Video Camera, Torc, and Home. Furthermore, the More Lock Screen Options allow you to access the complete lock screen settings. A Reset option is conveniently located at the top right, which can restore all the lock screen customizations to their factory default state.
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It’s important to note that the availability of these lock screen clock styles may be limited. Initial reports suggest that these features might be exclusive to Pixel devices with a Tensor chipset. Specifically, the new Android 14 Beta 3 Lock Screen Clocks might only be supported on Pixel models 6A/6/6 Pro/7A/7/7Pro. Other models like Pixel 4A[5G]/5A/5 might not receive this update.
Steps to Enable New Lock Screen Clock Styles on Android 14
If you wish to utilize these Lock Screen Clock Styles on your device running the latest Android 14 Beta 3, follow these steps:
- Long press on the lock screen clock.
- You will see the Customize Lock Screen option, tap on it.
- Unlock your device to explore the various customization possibilities.