Mobile games for Android devices are currently the popular titles that are being streamed by many popular gamers and other influencers. There are also some rising players that are trying their luck to be popular in the field of online and offline game streaming.
However, there are some users that do not know how to activate their Android device’s screen recording feature. Why? Because they don’t explore their devices properly and most of the smartphones have their screen recording option hidden in the settings.
If you are one of them, here is a quick guide on how to activate your Android smartphone’s screen recording feature. These steps will detail all the things you need on Apple’s biggest competitor device right now.
Turning Android smartphone’s screen recording option
Why? Because the latest One UI 2.0 and One UI 3.0 updates are both offering screen recording feature. Here’s how you can do it;
The first thing you need to do is pull down the notification shade of your device pull down the next section to reveal all quick setting tiles.
After doing that, you need to select the Screen recorder option among the quick settings buttons. Your device should have the Screen recorder option as a default on the second page of your notification bar.
If you don’t see it, you need to swipe over the page to check if it is there. Once you find you, your device will show up a dialogue box that will provide you the option to record your screen with sound or without sound. Here are the specific categories.
- No sound: If you don’t want any audio with your recording.
- Media sounds and mic: This option is ideal if you’re creating a walkthrough and want your audio to be recorded as well.
- Media sounds: If you want to record the sound from your phone’s built-in speaker.
Once you decided what to record, all you need to do is to click the Start Recording option. After you do that, you will see a three-second countdown indicating that the screen record is about to begin.
This will allow you to direct your device to the actual content of your screen recording. If you are doing a tutorial and want to record every device task you are doing, you can just skip the countdown to record all of it.
On the other hand, you will see a floating widget, which is located on the top right corner of your device. You can use it to pause or stop your screen recording, as well as other features. Here are the two additional options;
- Pencil: Use this to annotate the screen. You can annotate in eight colors, and once you tap the pencil again, the annotations disappear.
- Person: Use this to turn on your phone’s front camera. You can move the selfie camera’s image all around the screen, and you can hit the icon again to remove your video.