How to Enable and Use Game Mode on Your Google Pixel Phone

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If your Google Pixel phone is running Android 12, there are numerous features that you should try out. Other than a boatload of new forward-facing features, Android 12 also has its list of hidden features buried deep within the Settings. Some Android smartphone manufacturers offer their customized gaming modes but we have not seen Google's rendition up until now. With Android 12, Google finally gave room to a dedicated Game Mode on Pixel phones. Scroll down to read more details on how you can enable Game Mode and what it brings to your Google Pixel phones.

How to Easily Enable Game Mode on Your Google Pixel Phone and Enhance Your Gaming Experience

Since the Game Mode is new, it is hidden deep within the Settings. Nonetheless, the entire process to enable the Game Mode on your Google Pixel phones is quite simple and pretty straightforward. You do not have to download any third-party applications to make use of it. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions below.

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Step 1: The first thing that you have to do is launch the Settings app.

Step 2: Now, head over to Notifications.

How to enable Game Mode on Google Pixel Phone for enhanced gaming experience

Step 3: Scroll down and tap on Do Not Disturb.

How to enable Game Mode on Google Pixel Phone for enhanced gaming experience

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Step 4: Once you do this, tap on Schedules.

How to enable Game Mode on Google Pixel Phone for enhanced gaming experience

Step 5: Now select the Gaming option and tap on the gear icon next to it.

How to enable Game Mode on Google Pixel Phone for enhanced gaming experience

Step 6: Toggle on the Game Dashboard switch.

How to enable Game Mode on Google Pixel Phone for enhanced gaming experience

This is all that you have to do to enable Game Mode on your Google Pixel phone. Once you enable the setting, launch any game and you will see a small floating bubble on your screen. You can move the floating game mode button by dragging it as well as hide it by dragging it off the screen.

Tap on the Game Mode bubble to open the Game Dashboard. It will give you options to take a screenshot, record gameplay, enable a frame rate counter, and turn on Do Not Disturb. You will also see a Game Optimization button below the aforementioned options. It will only be applicable for Game Mode-supported games. You will be presented with three modes in the option:

  • Performance
  • Standard
  • Battery Saver

You can select the one you want according to your needs. Once you select these options, you will be asked to restart the game to apply the new settings. The new feature is a great way to enhance your gaming experience. You will notice fewer lags and stutters as the processing power is directed towards the game. The feature is working on the Google Pixel 6 for us but the option is also available on older models as well.

For more helpful guides and tutorials, head over to this section.

This is all there is to it, folks. How was your experience with the Game Mode on Google Pixel phones? Share your views with us in the comments section below.

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