The iPhone famously has a built-in screen recording feature, making it easy to capture all the action happening on your iPhone's display.
If you have a Samsung phone, there's no need to be jealous; every Android phone has a screen recorder, too. You can use it to make video recordings of nearly any app - though some apps like Netflix will just give you a black screen - and then share or edit the videos later.
Here's how to enable the screen recorder and use it on your Samsung phone, whether it's a Galaxy, Note, or otherwise.Advertisement
Important: These steps will work for any Samsung phone running Android 11 or newer, like the Galaxy S10 and S20, or the Note 20. If you have an older version of Android, try an app like AZ Screen Recorder - No Root.
To take a screen recording, you'll need to enable your Samsung's recording feature.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the notification panel, and then swipe down again to open the "Quick Settings" screen. If the screen recorder has already been enabled, you'll find it on this page.Advertisement
2. If it's not there, tap the pencil icon in the bottom-left corner. This will let you customize which icons are on the page. (Note that on some Samsung phones, you may instead have to tap a three-dot icon, and then "Button Order.")
3. In the menu that appears, tap and drag the "Screen Record" option to the top of the screen. This way, it'll appear in your Quick Settings.
4. Once the Screen Record option is there, just tap it. You'll be asked if you want to include audio and if you want your taps to be highlighted - once you make your choice and tap "Start," the recording will start.Advertisement
When you're done recording, pull down the notification panel again and tap the "Tap to stop" option.
Your videos will be saved in whatever the default location for photos and videos is on your phone. Depending on your settings and Samsung model, this can be Google Photos, the Gallery app, or the My Files app.
Through these apps, you can then edit or share the screen recordings like you would any other video. For example, you can trim off the start and end of the clip so viewers don't see you fiddling around in the notifications panel.AdvertisementHow to screen record on Android 11 and edit your phone’s videoHow to take a screenshot on a Google Pixel and find or view it laterHow to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy S10 in 5 different waysHow to set up automatic backups for your Google Pixel, and save an unlimited amount of photos and videos