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How to Record Screen on Android Phone

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How to Record Screen on Android PhoneCredit: PCMag

Google’s mobile OS now has a built-in screen recorder in Android 11, but many third-party apps perform the same thing for older phones.

You can use the Game Bar in Windows or the snapshot tool in macOS to record the screen on your computer. Apple smartphones have the Screen Recording feature, but what about Android?

How to Record Screen on Android

Although Android 11 has a screen recorder, numerous Android 10 handsets, including Samsung, LG, and OnePlus, have their feature versions. Those using older cellphones can utilize a third-party app. Here are some other options for you to consider.

Android Screen Recorder

Android Screen RecorderCredit: PCMag

With a few exceptions, the screen recording technique is essentially the same across devices. To access your quick settings options, pull down the notification shade from the top of the screen.

To allow the device to record the screen, tap the Screen Recorder icon (you might have to edit the default icons that appear). Decide whether or not any noises should be captured.

When you press the Start recording button, a countdown begins, followed by the appearance of a toolbar on the screen and the beginning of the recording.

Google Play Games

Google Play GamesCredit: PCMag

Google Play Games is a beautiful free option if you want to play some games. The program allows you to record any game and add camera footage from your phone’s front-facing lens, even though it can only record in 480p SD or 720p HD.

Open the app and choose a game from the Home menu, either preloaded games or one you’ve previously downloaded. To see the game’s details, press the game’s thumbnail, then the Record button at the top. Choose the video quality from this menu.

Press Launch to start your game, and a floating video bubble with recording options will appear on the screen. Your microphone, front-facing camera, and recording are all controlled by the buttons that encircle your head. You can also move your video bubble around the screen until it lands in the right spot.

To begin recording your video, press the red button. Google Play Games will start recording after a three-second countdown has concluded. To stop recording, tap the record button again, or drag the floating video bubble to the screen’s centre, above the X. After you’ve finished editing the video, you may upload it to YouTube using the YouTube app.

ADV Screen Recorder

ADV Screen RecorderCredit: PCMag

ADV Screen Recorder is a free third-party application that allows you to record any activity on your computer screen. To control your recordings from any screen, open the button overlay by tapping the Plus icon in the app. Keep in mind that while this overlay is active, you won’t interact with the rest of the screen.

You’ll see controls for starting recording, adding a front-facing camera view, accessing your video library, and writing on the screen when you activate the button overlay. You must first grant the app the required permissions before you can use any of these features.

Start your video by touching the record button, then use the button overlay to stop or pause it. You may edit and share your recording from within the app. In the settings, you can choose the resolution (up to 1080p), bit rate (up to 15Mbps), and frame rate (up to 60fps). You can also change the settings for the video and microphone.

The overlay’s opacity can be changed, the default icon can be replaced with a custom image and text added, or it can be removed entirely. You can also allow the app to record screen touches if you enable the option in your phone’s settings.

The app’s button overlay may remain visible on the screen even after you close it. The only way to get rid of the overlay is to drag it to the X at the bottom of the screen while holding down the long-press button on it.

Super Screen Recorder

Super Screen RecorderCredit: PCMag

You can record your screen, capture screenshots, and more with the ad-supported Super Screen Recorder. You may record video, take photos, and doodle on your screen using the pop-up overlay. Live video, a front-facing camera window, and a floating brush sign are among the options.

You may view, share, and edit the media you’ve captured within the app. With a full edit menu, you can add music, merge videos and images, compress files, convert files to GIFs, and more.

You can choose the resolution (up to 1080p), bit rate (up to 12Mbps), frame rate (up to 60fps), and video orientation from the settings menu.

Once developer options are enabled on the device, you can also change video and audio recording settings, control options and show screen touches.

Super Screen Recorder’s pro membership removes adverts, adds voice dubbing and altering, and lets you customize the floating button and watermark with custom graphics.

AZ Screen Recorder

AZ Screen RecorderCredit: PCMag

The third-party AZ Screen Recorder is a free, ad-supported program (with a $2.99 ad-free upgrade) that lets you record video, screenshots and begin a live video. The app may be operated from the phone’s notification shade, and it adds a pop-up control button to the screen once it has been granted the necessary rights.

To begin recording your screen, open the app and hit the orange camera button, then navigate the phone usually. A tiny camcorder bubble will also appear on the screen, and it will stay there even if you exit the program. To stop or pause the recording, tap this symbol. Additional options on the bubble include:

  • Opening saved recordings in the app.
  • Activating various toolbox items.
  • Starting a live broadcast on Facebook or YouTube.

You can see saved movies and screenshots inside the app, which may be shared and altered. You may adjust video parameters such as resolution (up to 2,220 by 1,080), frame rate (up to 60fps), bit rate (up to 12Mbps), device orientation, and time-lapse, as well as regulate audio recording, via a settings menu.

Do you not want the record button to appear in your recording? There are options to disable the button while recording, add an invisible button, and adjust how a recording is stopped.

Mobizen Screen Recorder

Mobizen Screen RecorderCredit: PCMag

Mobizen Screen Recorder, unlike other screen recorders, is essentially a floating control bubble known as the AirCircle. To start a video, take a screenshot, or see and adjust settings, tap the overlay.

From the AirCircle menu, you may start, pause, or stop a screen recording. You can also exercise some control by using the commands in the notification shade.

After that, Mobizen will let you view, modify, and share your recordings. You can watch videos and snapshots on the app’s storage overlay, and it can even import photos from your device.

You can alter the resolution (up to 1080p), frame rate (up to 60fps), and audio settings in the settings menu.

Clean recording mode eliminates the overlay and increases overall quality, and a built-in recording wizard walks you through the procedure.

By default, Mobizen’s front-facing camera is turned off, but you may enable it in the settings to add a video overlay to all recordings. Replace the AirCircle’s logo with a photo of your choice, make it transparent, or hide it during recordings.

Ads and pop-ups are present in the free version, but you can pay a premium subscription ($3.99 per month or $31.99 per year) to remove them, customize your watermarks and GIFs, and more.

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