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How to Screen Record on Android with Default Tool and Third-party Software

Aira Lesly Escoto Posted by Aira Lesly Escoto Sep 09, 2022

The default screen recorder is released since Android 10, so the older version phone models users will ask how to screen record on their Android. Do not worry, there is also some third-party software that could help you to record your screen. And for those whose Android has the default tool; this post will not only tell you how to use it but also teach you how to screen record on Android without an app if you think the default tool will make your phone hot or have a lag during the recording process.

Part 1: How to Screen Record on Android with an Ultimate Software

If you are looking for an ultimate screen recorder for Android, the 4Easysoft Screen Recorder would be the best choice for you. It can record any onscreen activities on your Android phone, you do not need to worry that some software would ban you from using recording software. What’s more, if you want to record your game or longer video, your phone default tool will cause game lag and phone hot when your recording time is too long. But 4Easysoft Screen Recorder will record games without lag and cause no hot on your phone.

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Here are the detailed steps about How to screen record on Android with 4Easysoft Screen Recorder:

Step 1After launching the 4Easysoft Screen Recorder, you can click the Phone Recorder button on the main interface.

Select Phone Recorder

Step 2The next step is to choose your device. Click the Android button to start recording Android.

Choose Device Type

Step 3Since there’s no default mirroring tool on Android, you need to download the FoneLab Mirror app. And then, you can record your Android screen on the computer through the detection, PIN code, or QR code. Besides, you can directly use the USB cable to connect the two devices.

Connect Android Phone to Computer

Step 4You can rotate the screen and set the output resolution before recording your phone. Then click the Record button to start recording.

Part 2: How to Screen Record on Android with Two Default Tools

1. Android Default Tool

Now, almost all android phones have a default screen recording tool unless the outdated phone models. Although this way is very convenient and will teach you how to screen record on Android without an app, it has many disadvantages such as some software will detect you using a screen recording software and then black the screen in case you capture it.

Here are the steps about how to screen record on Android with its default tool:

Step 1The screen recording tool is located in the notification panel. Tap this panel to tap Quick Settings.

Step 2Tap Quick Settings from the top notifications bar. Next, tap Screen Record.

Step 3Decide if you want to record with the audio on and whether you would like the app to show where you touch the screen while recording. To enable one or both functions, slide their respective toggles to the right. To begin recording, tap Start.

Record Screen on Android with Default Tool

Step 4When you’ve finished recording, swipe down from the top of the screen and tap Stop on the Screen Recorder notification

Step 5Your Android device will store these recordings in your media files or the default camera roll or gallery


If you can’t find the Screen Record function in the menu, follow these steps about how to screen record on Android to add the Screen Record button:

Step 1Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap More in the upper right corner and then tap Edit.

Step 2Scroll to the right until you see Screen Record. Tap it to add it to your notification panel.

Add Screen Record to Notification Panel

2. Google Play Games

Google Play Games is a free option if you're looking to record some gameplay and it is also a default tool for Android users. While it can only record in 480p SD or 720p HD, the app allows you to record any game and add camera footage from your phone's front-facing lens. But the resolutions have been limited, so the recorded video may show the lag effect for your game video.

Here are the steps about how to screen record on Android with Google Play Games:

Step 1Open the app and choose the game you want to record—these can be any of the included games on the Home tab or a title you previously downloaded.

Step 2Tap the game's thumbnail to view its details, then tap Record at the top. From here, choose the video quality.

Step 3Tap Launch to start your game, and a floating video bubble will appear on the screen with recording settings to choose. The buttons surrounding your head will control your microphone, the front-facing camera, and the recording. You can also drag your video bubble around the screen to find the perfect location.

Record Screen on Android with Google Play Games

Step 4Tap Record to start recording your video. After a three-second timer, Google Play Games will start recording. Tap Record again to stop, or drag the floating video bubble to the center of the screen over the X. Once the video ends, you can edit it or upload it through the video site apps if you wish.

Part 3: FAQs about How to Screen Record on Android


There are three ways introduced to tell you how to record screens on Android. You can use the default tools to capture your screen, but if you don’t have them or you think they do not work very well. The 4Easysoft Screen Recorder could help you record your screen with perfect effect. There is no lag or phone hot at all, go to use this software to capture your Android phone!

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