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How to change lock screen clock on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro features an overly large lock screen clock where the hours are displayed at the top while the minutes are displayed at the bottom.

You can check out this step-by-step guide at Seeking Tech to see how you can potentially change the look of the lock screen clock.

Can you customize the lock screen clock on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro?

Unfortunately, you cannot currently customize the lock screen clock of the Google Pixel 6 or Google Pixel 6 Pro.

How to make the lock screen clock smaller and look more traditional on Pixel 6/Pixel 6 Pro?

You are able to make the lock screen clock of your Google Pixel 6 or Google Pixel 6 Pro look smaller and more traditional by displaying notifications on your lock screen.

With a notification, the clock will shrink, look more like a normal digital clock and appear on the top left corner of the lock screen.

An opened music app, such as Spotify, or a weather app with persistent notification will be able to change the look of the clock. Notifications from other apps should also change its appearance as well.

To make sure that notifications appear on the lock screen, you need to take the following steps:

1. To start off, open the Settings app.

You can find this application by swiping upwards from the home menu to bring up a list of installed apps you have on your phone.

2. Inside Settings, tap Notifications.

3. In the Notifications menu, tap the “App settings” option.

4. In the “App notifications” menu, tap the drop-down menu and then select the “All apps” option.

5. Next, you can choose to enable or disable notifications from the apps you have installed on your phone.

6. Afterwards, return to the very first page of the Settings app.

7. In Settings, tap Display.

8. In the Display menu, tap the “Lock screen” option.

9. In the “Lock screen” menu, Privacy.

10. In the pop-up menu, select either “Show all notification content” or “Show sensitive content only when unlocked.”

  • The “Show all notification content” option will show all notifications on the lock screen, including those that may contain personal information.
  • The “Show sensitive content only when unlocked” option will only show non-personal notifications on the lock screen.

11. In the aforementioned “Lock screen” menu, you also have the following options:

  • The “Add text on lock screen” option will let you add any text to the lock screen.
  • The “Show wallet” option will let access Google Wallet from the lock screen.
  • The “Show device controls” option will let you access the controls when the smartphone is locked.
  • The “Now Playing” option allows you to identify songs playing nearby while the phone is locked. You can find out more about this feature with this guide.