Android 12L is a refined version of the Android operating system for large screen devices like tablets and foldable phones. One of the most intriguing features of Android 12L is Microsoft’s Windows-like taskbar, which makes multitasking more powerful and intuitive on tablets and foldable devices.

Android 12L update is now available on all supported Google Pixel phones, including Pixel 6/Pro, Pixel 5/5a, and Pixel 4/4a. But, since it is a large-screen optimized OS, the taskbar will not be available on Pixel phones. But, still, you can experience the Android 12L taskbar on your phone with a simple trick.


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How to Turn on the Taskbar on Google Pixel Phones running Android 12L?

1. First, open the Settings menu on your Pixel phone, scroll down, and select the About Phone option.

2. Next, tap on the Build number repeatedly until your phone asks for your PIN.

3. Enter the PIN to enable the Developer Options menu.

4. Now, go back to the Settings menu, select the System menu, and tap on Developer Options.

5. In Developer Options, scroll down, and under the Drawing section, select the Smallest width option.

6. Change the value to 600 to enable the taskbar.

Enable taskbar on Google Pixel phone

Once you change the minimum width to 600dp, the taskbar will be visible at the bottom of the screen with a few apps on it. So that is all how to enable the Android 12L taskbar on Pixel phones.

The taskbar will hold up to five apps, and this productivity feature makes multitasking more powerful and intuitive. You can quickly switch to any of the apps with a single tap. Gestures make using the taskbar even faster. You can drag and drop apps from Android 12L’s taskbar on top of an open app to activate split-screen.

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