Welcome to a tutorial on screen recording on your Android! Want to record yourself using your phone, record yourself playing games, and creating videos of your screen? Screen recordings have become very popular recently due to people uploading them to YouTube, TikTok, etc.
Some android phones come with a built-in screen recorder, I’ll show you how to check if you have that, and if so, how to use it, and if not I’ll show you the best free screen recording app to use!
Steps To Record Your Android Screen:
Using the built in Screen recorder
First, we’ll check if your Android device has a built-in screen recorder.
• Swipe down from the top of the screen twice to open the quick panel and then swipe to the right until you see the ‘screen recorder’ option. If the screen recorder option is not on your quick panel, tap on the three vertical dots button in the top right corner of the quick panel and tap on ‘edit buttons’
• The screen recorder should be in the list of available buttons at the top of the screen.
• Hold down on it and drag it down to any position in your quick panel and then tap done.
• Tap on the screen recorder button. There will be some recording options. You can choose ‘no sound’ to record no internal audio or microphone sounds in your screen recording.
• You can choose ‘media sounds’ to only record your phone’s sound but not use the microphone.
• The third option is to record both your phone’s sounds and use the microphone.
• Choose your preference and then tap ‘start recording’, a three-second countdown will start and then it will begin recording.
• Your screen is now being recorded, there is a recording bar at the top that you can drag to a different location if it is in the way. (Note that the bar won’t be visible in the actual recording.)
There a different options in the recording bar:
• You can tap the pause button to pause and then resume the recording.
The pen icon allows you to draw on the screen as you record, this can be very helpful for underlining and circling things.
You can change the color of the pen by tapping the colored circle to the right of the pen.
• You can undo your writing or underline by tapping the back arrow.
• If you tap the person icon you can switch on your front-facing camera at the same time as you record the screen. You can reposition the camera bubble by dragging it.
• Tap the person icon again to switch off the camera.
• To stop the screen recording tap the square stop icon on the right of the recording bar.
• Your recording will be saved to your phone’s gallery in a screen recording folder.
Using a 3rd Party Screen Recording App
• If your phone doesn’t have a built-in screen recording app, you can download an app to use instead. There are plenty of apps to choose from but I would recommend ‘X Recorder’.
• Open up the play store and download Xrecorder (or tap the link above)
• You can open it from the app menu like a normal app, or you can add an ‘x recorder’ button to your quick panel to quickly be able to start recording without opening the app. To do this, swipe down from the top of the screen twice to open up your quick panel and swipe all the way to the right.
• Tap the ‘plus‘ icon, then from the available buttons at the top of the screen hold and drag the ‘x recorder’ button down to the quick panel and tap ‘done‘.
• Tap that new icon in the quick panel to start a screen recording session. Tap ‘ok’ and then tap ‘start now’.
• The orange bubble on the screen is the control panel for the screen recorder. Tap on it to see the controls.
• Tap the paintbrush icon to open up drawing on-screen options. You can use arrows and circle things and draw on the screen as you are recording.
• You can pause and resume your video and tap the stop icon to stop the recording.
• Your saved recording will be saved to your phone’s gallery and you can also access them from the Xrecorder app.
and that draws an end to this tutorial! If you have any questions please leave them in the comments section down below!