How to screen a recording on Android


Android has a built-in screen recorder that makes it super easy to make videos of what’s happening on your screen. If you weren’t aware of this handy feature, we’ll show you how to use it.

If you wanted to take a screenshot of your Android device for a long time, you needed a third party app. However, Android 11 introduced a native screen recorder tool. This is a much better solution.

Note: We will demonstrate the screen recorder tool on Google Pixel phone, but the feature is also available on Samsung Galaxy and other Android 11+ devices.

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First we need to move the “Screen Recording” tile to the Quick Settings, if it isn’t already. Swipe down twice from the top of your device’s screen and tap the pencil icon to edit the tile layout. On a Samsung phone, tap the three-dot menu icon and select “Edit Buttons.”

The tiles in the top section are in the Quick Settings area (this is reversed on a Samsung phone). Locate the “Screen Recording” tile, tap and hold and drag the tile to the top area. Lift your finger to drop the tile.

Tap the back arrow in the top left corner when you’re done.

Now we can actually use the screen recorder. First, go to the screen you want to record and then pull down the Quick Settings again. Tap the “Screen Recording” tile.

Then you can decide if you want to record audio as well — tap the down arrow to choose between media, microphone, or both — and show your touches on the screen.

Tap “Start” when you’re done and you’ll see a countdown appear.

When you’re done recording, swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the notifications and tap “Stop” on the screen recorder.

That is it! The recording will be saved in the “Movies” or “Screenshots” folder on your device. It is very convenient to be able to do this without any third party software. It’s nice to see more operating systems getting this as a native feature.

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