How to record your Android Phone Screen

You may need to record activities on your phone to capture some important information, this can either be for informational purposes or for businesses.

Android 10 (on some devices such as OnePlus, LG, and Samsung), Android 11, and some phone manufacturers include this feature, also, there are lots of Android apps dedicated for this purpose.

You can record your phone screen by using the inbuilt feature on most phones, Android 10, and 11, or by downloading an app dedicated to this purpose.

Unlike Screenshots, Screen recording involves more processes, this post explains how you can record your Android phone screen.


How to record your phone screen using the inbuilt feature on your phone, Android 10 and 11

The process is fairly similar, for most phones that include this feature, it can be accessed from the quick setting menu, if it is not readily available in the control menu, you may need to edit it as shown in the video below.

Now, it is accessible from the quick setting menu.

You need to edit the quick setting menu before you can access the screen recorder tool on OnePlus devices and Android 11, while it is readily accessible in Samsung and LG devices using Android 10,

Tip: if you wish to screenshot the quick setting menu like I just did, you may be unable to do so using the inbuilt screenshot tool, to do this, simply click the power button + volume down button for a few seconds.

Step 1: Open the quick setting menu to access the Screen recorder tool.

Step 2: Click on the screen recorder tool to get started, you may need to click on the start button before the screen can begin to be recorded.

Once you click on the Start button, the Screen can begin to record automatically.

On LG and Samsung Phones using the Android 10, the screen will automatically start recording after the count down. You may also need to grant some permission.

On Samsung phones, you can also add a face-cam to your footage, simply tap on the front camera icon to get started, you can also draw on your recordings with your S Pen if you are using the Samsung Galaxy Note, simply tap on the pencil icon, you may need to tap it off again to interact normally with your phone.

Step 3: Depending on the phone you used, you may need to shake your phone to stop the recording, while others may include a button that can be toggled, below is how mine appears.

Once I am done with the recording, I simply draw out the drawer and click on the Save button.

Once done, your recordings will be saved to your phone internal memory, where you can then use it for its intended purpose.

How to record your Phone screen using an App

You can download an app dedicated to screen recording to record your phone screen.

Here, I will be using recorder InShot inc.

Step 1: Download the App from the Play Store and launch it.

You can customize the settings according to your specifications if you wish to enable the use of the camera while recording the screen (I.e, record your face and show it as a pop-up window in the recorded video, so I enable this option).

Android OS does not permit recording internal sounds with a recording, you can make use of the inbuilt microphone, to enable the use of the inbuilt microphone to record external sounds (from phone speaker or voice-over) go to the following settings.

After changing the settings, it should appear this way:

To begin the recording process:

Step 1: Click on the floating button and click on record, you can also access the tools from the quick settings menu.

Recordings will automatically begin after the timer, depending on your settings, the floating button will be hidden.

Step 2: To stop recording, you can either go to the quick setting menu to stop it, but if you have previously ticked on the shake to stop recording option from settings, you can simply shake your phone, you may be prompted to confirm.

Simply confirm it and your video will be saved to internal memory.

And that’s how you can record your phone screen.

I hope you find this information helpful, kindly leave a comment if you had any question

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