How Do I Record On My Samsung Phone?
The Samsung Screen Recorder app makes recording what’s on your Galaxy screen simple. This guide will show you how to install and use it.
Not long ago, Android users had to rely on third-party apps to perform simple tasks like screen recording while gaming or video chatting. However, since Android 11 in 2020, Android phones have come pre-installed with the feature.
This guide will show you how to access and use the built-in screen recorder tool on your Galaxy device like the Samsung galaxy s20, Samsung galaxy a12, Samsung Galaxy z, and Samsung Galaxy s8, s20 ultra, as well as the various features available on it, if you own a Samsung phone or tablet. Let’s get this party started.
HOW DO I GET TO MY SAMSUNG SCREEN RECORDER?
- To access the notification panel, swipe down from the top of your screen. Swipe again to reveal the Quick Settings panel and the Screen recorder button.
- If the screen recorder icon isn’t visible, you can manually add it using the available buttons. To do so, select the + icon. A grid of extra buttons will now appear. Find the Screen recorder button, drag it to the Quick Settings panel, and tap Done.
If you use the screen recorder frequently, keeping it somewhere in the first six tiles of the Quick Settings panel is a good idea, so you can quickly access it from the notification tray.
HOW DO YOU BEGIN A SCREEN RECORDING ON A SAMSUNG GALAXY DEVICE?
If you use the screen recorder frequently, it’s a good idea to keep it somewhere in the first six tiles of the Quick Settings panel, so you can quickly access it from the notification tray.
Tap the Screen recorder button in the Quick Settings panel.
When prompted, select your preferred Sound settings.
Toggling on Show taps and touches may be useful when creating a tutorial.
Tap Start recording and wait for the countdown to end, or tap Skip countdown to begin recording immediately.
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SAMSUNG SCREEN RECORDER FEATURES AND TOOLS
Unlike other Android screen recorders, Samsung’s One UI skin includes several valuable screen recording features. It’s a compelling option for both working professionals and gamers in many ways.
- Minimize toolbar: Hide the screen record or record toolbar to better view your screen’s contents. It’s worth noting that the toolbar isn’t visible on saved screen recordings.
- Write or draw on the screen while it is being recorded. You can select up to eight colors, change the brush’s thickness, and undo/redo your brush strokes.
- Selfie video overlay: You can start and stop a selfie video overlay on top of your screen recording at any time. This is useful for gamers who want to record their reactions while gaming; if this is your goal, set the sound settings to Media sounds and mic. To cover more of the screen estate, change the size of the selfie video in the Screen recorder settings.
- Pause/Play: You can pause and resume your screen recording anytime. This is useful if you want to open an image but don’t want the viewer to see your other images while scrolling through the gallery.
- Stop: Pause your screen recording and save it to your gallery to view and share later.
You will receive a notification once you have finished recording your screen. Tap it to begin viewing your most recently saved screen recording immediately. Use a file managers app such as Samsung screen My Files or Google Files to view your saved screen recordings. Just go to Internal storage > DCIM > Screen recordings.
HOW TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR SAMSUNG SCREEN RECORDER SETTINGS?
You can customize your screen recordings in various ways depending on your specific needs. Let’s look at what they are and how to change each one.
- Go to Advanced features > Screenshots and screen recorder in your device’s settings.
- You can customize your screen recordings’ sound, quality, and selfie video size under the Screen recorder.
- Under Sound, you can choose:
- Under Video quality, you can choose from 1080p, 720p, or 480p. The higher the resolution, the clearer the recording will be at the cost of consuming more storage and vice-versa.
- Under Selfie video size, you can change the size of your selfie video from small to large.
- You can also toggle on Show taps and touches for added viewing ease. The person watching the recording can see where you were tapping and swiping on the screen.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: HOW TO RECORD CALLS ON A SAMSUNG GALAXY SMARTPHONE?
For years, Galaxy smartphones could record calls built-in. Given that it is finally making its way to vanilla Android via the Google Phone app, now is an excellent time to review what your Samsung device can do.
To use the primary phone call recording feature, launch the Phone app, tap the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner, and then select Settings. The Record calls option should be near the top of the following interface, immediately below the spam protection functionality. As seen in the following images:
CALL RECORDING IS SUPPORTED ON SAMSUNG GALAXY PHONES, BUT NOT EVERYWHERE.
If you don’t see this option, make sure you’re opening the stock app with the green phone icon and, if prompted, confirm that you want to use it as the default.
If you’ve done all of that and you still don’t see the option to record a phone call automatically or manually, likely, Samsung hasn’t enabled the functionality in your country for legal reasons. To confirm that suspicion, look into whether one-way call recording is legal in your jurisdiction or speak with a Samsung representative directly.
Otherwise, looking at a Record calls interface from which you can either start a recording or schedule automatic recordings would be best. The built-in feature has three modes: auto-recording all calls from unsaved numbers and only tracking specific numbers.
Individual caller auto-recordings can be combined with either of the other two behaviors. You can also change your settings if your device is not ringing.
CONCLUSION: RECORD YOUR SAMSUNG GALAXY DEVICE’S SCREEN
When screen recording your Galaxy device, Samsung’s One UI skin adds a few handy features. You can control the sound and video quality, write or draw on the screen with different colors and brush sizes, show taps and touches, and start a selfie video overlay if you want to show your face while gaming.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I record something on my Samsung phone?
The built-in Voice Recorder app on the Samsung Galaxy S10 lets you record audio. The Voice Recorder app has three recording modes: standard, interview (which captures audio from two people using both microphones), and speech-to-text.
On this phone, where is my voice recorder?
Start your voice recording software. After discovering or downloading an app, locate it in your App Drawer and tap it to open it. To access the App Drawer, tap the grid button at the bottom of your Home screen.
Is my phone equipped with a voice recorder?
Some AndroidTM devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G, come pre-installed with a voice recording app. To begin recording, press the red record button once and then again to stop it. You can now press the record button again to continue recording or save the file to your recording archive.
Is there a recorder on Android?
Swipe down from the top of your screen to reveal the quick settings tiles, then press the screen recorder button. A floating bubble with a record and microphone button will appear. If the latter is crossed out, you’re recording internal audio; if it’s not, you’re getting sound from your phone’s microphone.
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