How to play Android 11 Hidden Easter Egg Game

Google includes a hidden “Easter Egg” with every new version of Android. Android 11 has one of the more elaborate Easter eggs as it is actually a game that you can play. We’ll show you how to find it and play it.

The Android 11 Easter Egg game is a reboot of the game that came with Android 7.0 Nougat. It’s all about attracting and collecting virtual cats on your phone. The idea sounds strange, but it’s quite addicting.

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The first step is to find the Easter Egg and activate the game. On your Android 11 phone or tablet, swipe down from the top of the screen (once or twice, depending on the device manufacturer), then select the gear icon to open the Settings menu.

Next, scroll all the way down and tap on “About Phone”.

Dial over the phone

Select “Android Version” there.

Select Android version

At last, tap on “Android Version” repeatedly until you get to some sort of volume control.

Repeatedly tap the Android version

This is the Android 11 Easter Egg, but it’s just the beginning. To start the cat collecting game, you have to turn the rotary button from 1 to 10 three times. The third attempt goes past 10 and shows the “11” logo.

After the “11” logo appears, you will see a cat emoji in a toast notification at the bottom of your screen. This means that the game has been activated.

Cat game activated

The aim of the game is to collect cats. You do this by filling virtual water and food bowls and playing with cat toys. To begin, press and hold the physical “power” button on your phone or tablet. Tap the three-dot menu icon.

Power menu settings

Next, choose “Add Controls” from the menu.

Choose Add Controls

At the bottom of the screen, tap See Other Apps.

Select Show other apps

What we want here is “cat controls”.

choose cat control

Check the box for all three controls to add them to your power menu. Then tap on “Save”.

Select the cat control buttons

Back in the Power menu, if you don’t see Cat Control, tap the down arrow and select it.

Cat control from the power menu

Now you can tap the buttons to fill the soda maker, add food to the bowl, or play with the toy. Once you’ve done these things all that’s left to do is wait for a cat to appear on your notifications.

Cat appears

Tap the notification when it appears and you will be directed to your cat collection. Select one of the cats to rename it.

Rename the cats

That’s all the game has to offer! It’s a simple little background activity that will surprise you with a cat on occasion. Just make sure the water and food are full and play with the toys.

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