The iPhone famously has a built-in screen recording function, which makes it easy to capture all the actions that occur on your iPhone’s display.
If you have a Samsung phone, there is no need to be jealous; every android phone also has a screen recorder. You can use it to make video recordings of almost any app, although some apps like Netflix will only 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, be it a Galaxy, Note or whatever.
How to Record Screen on Any Samsung Phone
To make a screen recording, you will need to enable the recording function of your Samsung.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the notification panel, then swipe down again to open the Quick Settings screen. If the screen recorder has already been enabled, you will find it on this page.
2. If it’s not there, tap the pencil icon in the bottom left corner. This will allow you to customize the icons on the page. (Note that on some Samsung phones, you may need to tap a three-dot icon, then “Button Order”.)
3. In the menu that appears, tap and drag the “Screen Recording” option to the top of the screen. This way, it will appear in your Quick Settings.
4. Once the Screen Record option is there, tap on it. You will be asked if you want to include audio and if you want your taps to be highlighted: once you have made your choice and tapped “Start”, the recording will begin.
Once you’ve finished recording, open the notification panel again and tap the “Tap to Stop” option.
Where to find screen recordings on a Samsung phone?
Your videos will be saved in whatever default photo and video location 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 your screen recordings as you would any other video. For example, you can trim the start and end of the clip so that viewers don’t see you playing in the notification panel.