Recording your screen is a very useful tool. But Android users don’t have a direct way to record exactly what’s happening. There’s a simple method they have to access; Well Google just doesn’t make it obvious. Here’s is a guide that helps you how to screen record on Android.
Why Should I Record My Android’s Screen?
Screen recording is most popular nowadays among gamers; just to show off their skills in different games, to record how-to and walkthroughs, to create content for video reviews or to find jokes, glitches or gags.
However, it has many other uses as well. For example, if an app keeps causing an error, you can document the steps you take to solve that problem. This is especially useful for difficult or unlikely glitches in apps. It can also help to repair staff fix your phones.
You can also use it to show someone a new app instruct, to instruct others on using an app and why it’s helpful. It’s a useful all-around tool you can also use it occasionally.
Before You Use Screen Capture on Android:
A casual recording for a friend can also be improved with some basic and useful techniques.
- Find a quiet area: You can also record in a quiet area where you’re unlikely to be interrupted. This will make your videos more interesting, clearer and make them easier to hear.
- Use Do Not Disturb: Set your phone to Do Not Disturb mode for the duration of your recording, to limit interruptions from notifications, calls, and texts.
- Remember everything is recorded: Make sure that if you’re recording your screen, it will document all your actions and everything you say. Don’t enter any undisguised passwords while typing.
- Keep privacy in mind: Respect the privacy of others when recording your screen. Never access any other content or social media that may violate other people’s privacy.
- Use a mount and good lighting: If you’re going to record your reactions through your phone in a separate window, just mount your phone so you don’t shake it. Just try to keep your face well-lit so your reactions are visible.
- Articulation: For instructions and tutorials, write them out beforehand and clearly check everything you’re doing as you’re doing it. Remember that they can’t see your fingers!
- Considering editing: Edit your video is also an important step. Just trimming the unimportant parts at the beginning or ending will make for a better viewing experience.
How to Screen Record on Android With Google Play Games
Google has one official screen recording app, and it’s a function in the Google Play Games app (available in Android 5.0 and higher). It’s not limited to gameplay or video games; you can use it to record your screen, but you have to start a video game to use this function.
- Download both the YouTube app and Google Play Games. If you don’t have any video games, you should also download one.
After that choose the game you want to record. Make sure to tap the app’s icon, instead of Play.
Tap the camera icon, at the top of the screen.
Then tap Next after choosing your video settings
Head over here video menu opens in the corner, with your face in a little bubble. You’ll see your face in the corner to document reactions, and will also include any audio. Tap either the Microphone or Camera icon to shut off the microphone or front-facing camera.
Next tap the Record icon to record video and a three-second countdown will start. A small red circle appears next to your face to tell you you’re recording.
When the countdown finishes, record your content. You can exit the game normally and the screen will keep recording. When you’re done, tab the bubble in the corner to open the menu and then tab Stop.
- The video stored in your gallery. You can edit it later.
Should I Use A Third-Party Screen Recording App?
Hopefully, Google Play Games will meet your basic needs, but as you keep recording, you may want live-streaming functionality, higher resolution or other features. Third-party apps can add these features. But before you download, be sure to check the following:
- First, look at the app’s permissions and what it wants to access. The app is verified by Google Play Protect, and won’t request access to features like your contacts.
- Keep In your mind the features you need are not behind a paywall. Some apps limit features until you buy them.
- Make sure the apps don’t require other apps to function. If they do, check to see if those apps are freely available or not.
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