How To Record Your Phone Screen: Android & iPhone

Many Android phones did not come with the option to record screen. Some phone manufacturer add this in there customization layers. Users that want to record their activities on the screen for a purpose can use a third party App to do so. This post will provide you with list of Apps you can use to record your screen.

Before we proceed to the apps you can use to record your screen. Let’s teach you how to check if your phone has the option to record screen.

The main reason you will want to record your game play or App screen is to use it for video footage purpose. You can use this video for tutorial on your YouTube channel or for ads promotion.

Before the release of Apps that can help to record screen, most people usually put camera in front of their device to record screen. This method is actually not perfect but it get the job done.

Screen recording apps also work on very old Android phone.

How to check if your phone can record screen

You can check if your phone has the option to record screen with EMUI or MIUI. The EMUI or MIUI are some of the layers of personalization that allow screen record option. You can check on Google if your device can record screen.

Now let’s take a look at some release that have the screen record in them.

Pre KitKat 4.4: Before the release of KitKat there is no in-built function to record screen.

Android KitKat 4.4: In the KitKat 4.4, Google add a function that help you to record your screen. You can record device connected to your computer.

It perform this function with the Android Developer SDK using Android Debug Bridge (ADB). It disadvantage it that it is very hard to use and it is mainly for developers.

Android Lollipop 5.0 and Later: The Lollipop 5.0 and later Android version has actually introduce native screen recording. It is pretty easy to use compared to others.

Now let’s take a look at apps you can use to record your screen.

AZ Screen Recorder

This is one of the best third-party app you can use to record your Android. The AZ Recorder provide easy access to record your device screen. It provide you with a floating option on your screen, you can also capture or record. The AZ Recorder will also allow you to select frame per seconds and resolution of your video. This gives you the total control of your video. It flaw it that it is a little intrusive.

DU Recorder

This is another classic recorder that work like AZ Recorder. DU Recorder also gives you easy access to record your screen. It also have a floating screen option. Since it work just like AZ Recorder, which one you choose depend on your preference. This app gives you faster access to your videos and easy to make some edit. DU Recorder gives you the opportunity to cut your videos and other basic editing. You can also use it to edit video you didn’t record with the app. A very awesome feature of the app.

Game Screen Recorder

For gamers who like to share there videos. The Game Screen Recorder is the perfect app basically made for you. You can use it to record your games as you are playing.

Just like NVIDIA ShadowPlay, this app is also similar. PC gamers will understand better. The app detect your games and you can even access the game from the app and start playing. This app makes game recording very easy and you can also stop recording easily. You can even be fast during the game.

ScreenCam Screen Recorder

The ScreenCam Screen Recorder is definitely one of the best Screen Recorder you can use. It is different from others in the essence that it allow recording at 1440p for those that use such screen resolution. It also allow you to pick option for selecting the bitrate.

All other apps in this article can only record up to 12Mbps but this app allows up to 48Mbps. You also have the option to cut your video after recording.

Record your iPhone screen

iPhones comes with feature that make it possible to record the screen without third-party app. Follow the steps below to record your iPhone screen.

  • Go to the Settings >> Control Center >> Customize Controls, click on next to Screen Recording.
  • Swipe up the button edge of the screen. On iPhone X or later & iPad with iOS version 12 or later, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.
  • The next thing is to press deeply on and tap Microphone.
  • Tap Start Recording button and wait for three seconds countdown.
  • Open the Control Centre and tap. You can also tap the red status bar at the top of your screen and tap Stop.

After all the steps above go to the photo app and select screen recording.

If you have any other app that perform this function better. You can tell others about it in the comment box.

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