How to video record your Android smartphone screen

How to video record your Android smartphone screen

Recording your phone screen can be useful in many ways. Here’s how to take a video capture of your screen on your Android smartphone.

Pixel 6

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If it is very easy to take a screenshot on an Android smartphone, taking a video capture can be a little less obvious, but it is still very simple. Recording phone screen can be useful if you want to show someone a particular feature on video or share a video on social media without having to record your smartphone screen.

so here’s how to take a video capture of your android smartphone screen.

Recorders built into Android

Since Android 11, Google has added a screen recorder feature directly to its operating system, which allows all smartphones under this OS version to natively offer this feature. But even before that, it was still found on phones from other brands, like Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme or Xiaomi for example.

All these brands offer very simple access to this feature without having to download anything. To do this, simply lower (twice) the notification panel in order to have access to all the quick settings tiles and click on the appropriate icon, which is on the first, second or third page by default .

The phone then offers to record the audio if you wish. Then click on “Start” to start the process. Below is an example running Android 12 with a Google Pixel 6.

Record smartphone screen

The best app for screencaster its screen — at least the one we highly recommend — is called AZ Screen Recorder. The first step to record the screen will therefore be to download it from the Play Store.

Once this is done, you just need to press the AZ Screen Recorder icon. This will cause a red dot to appear in the corner of the screen with a camera icon in the center. Click on it.

A menu will then be offered to you and the function that interests us is that of the center (again, it is a white camera on a red background). Just tap it to record your smartphone screen. A small message will be displayed to remind you of what the application is about to do. Tap Start.

A countdown is then displayed — “3, 2, 1…” — and your screen is being recorded.

You can then navigate through your interface, everything is captured in a video. Here is an example of screencast below.

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To end the screencast, just pull down your notification panel to access the AZ Recorder control bar. Tap Stop and the video recording ends.

How to video record your Android smartphone screen

The video is then available in your photo/video gallery. Note that you can change recording settings (like image quality) by clicking on the cogwheel. Also note that during recording, the AZ Recorder application records the surrounding sound.


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