how to record screen on your smartphone

Recently, every mobile phone is coming up with a built-in recording function. We will see how we can record with the built-in recorder. Later, I’ll tell you guys about screen recording apps to record games, you can use them for making tutorials like editing photos or videos.

Now, let’s dive into the topic to see how you can screen record on your smartphone.

  • From the top of your phone screen, swipe down to see your notification panel to see options like this. For reference take a look at the image below
  • And then swipe right to see the option for screen recording. The reference image which I have shown below is from a Samsung smartphone. I’ll attach the iPhone and Oneplus smartphone screen recorder icon screenshots, so you can have a look at those images for an idea.
iphone screen recorder
Oneplus Screen Recorder
  • Click on the screen recorder icon and it will ask whether you are going to record with No sound, with media sounds or with media sounds and mic.
  • Select the one which is comfortable for you. For example, if you want to record only the phone sound then select the media sound or if you need to record your voice along with phone audio you will have to go for media-sound and mic.
  • If you don’t want to record any audios you can choose the No Sound option. This No sound option will record only the stuff which you are doing on your smartphone without any internal or external audios.

Now let’s see some of the apps available in the store for screen recording on your smartphone.

AZ Screen Recorder

Mobizen Screen Recorder

Xrecorder – Screen Recorder & Video Recorder

Vidma Recorder

Screen Recorder V Recorder – Audio, Video Editor

Screen Recorder

Everything listed above is a free tool and few will have an in-app purchase to get additional features.

AZ Screen Recorder

The interface of the application is very simple. There are plenty of options available in the AZ Screen Recorder and you can check which one will be suitable for your device. In this app, you can change the resolution, bitrate, frame rate and orientation.

For example, you can see the above image of customizable options for frame rate. As like frame rate there are customizable options available for resolution, bitrate, and others as well. These are all the options available in the application. Try out different settings and choose the option which (you feel gives you the best output. /provides you with the best output.)

You can disable the floating menu in the settings, and you can control the screen recording from the notifications panel. In-app purchase option is available, where you’ll get few of the additional features from the free version.

AZ Screen Record
AZ Screen Recorder have a look
AZ Screen Recorder inner view
AZ Screen Recorder resolution
AZ Screen Recorder flot

Mobizen Screen Recorder

One of the best apps you’ll come across in the store for recording, editing and broadcasting is Mobizen Screen Recorder. You can do everything with this single application. The design is pretty okay and it is easy for you to record your gameplay and edit videos.

They have a tutorial on their homepage which helps you to navigate through the application easier. Features like resolution, internal and external audio, frame rates and other modes are also available in the application.

If you want to access more of its features, you can upgrade the application to the premium version, even though the free version has most of the features covered.

Mobizen Screen Recorder
Mobizen Screen Recorder app
Mobizen Screen Recorder home
Mobizen Screen Recorder inner view
Mobizen Screen Recorder frame view

XRecorder – Screen Recorder & Video Recorder

XRecorder comes with a simple design for the users. You can do both recording and live video with this application. Most of the basic features are available in the application. Refer to the below images to know all the functions accessible from the XRecorder screen recorder.

There are few useful gestures that are helpful while you record videos. You can stop the recording by enabling “Shake Phone to Stop Recording”. Many other features similar to this are available in the application.

Xrecorder Screen Recorder & Video Recorder
Xrecorder Screen Recorder app float
Xrecorder Screen Recorder app home
Xrecorder Screen Recorder
Xrecorder Screen Recorder application

Vidma Recorder

The Vidma Recorder comes with the basic feature which every screen recorder used to have. Disappointingly, you could only record videos only up to 720p in the free version. If you want to record higher than 720p you’ll have to upgrade to the premium version.

Vidma Recorder app
Vidma Recorder application home view
Vidma Recorder application
Vidma Recorder home view

Screen Recorder V Recorder – Audio, Video Editor

Take a look at the snapshots which I have attached below for this application. Certainly, it has every fundamental option needed for recording a video.

Screen Recorder V Recorder Audio, Video Editor
Screen Recorder V Recorder Editor

Screen Recorder

All the basic features are present in this recording application. Have a look at here for more info.

Screen Recorder app
Screen Recorder application view
Screen Recorder application

Bonus Tips

Google Play Games

If you are going to record only the gameplay then Google Play Games will be the finest choice for you. With a single tap, you can record your gameplay on your smart phone without any lag on your gameplay.

Select the game in the google play games and in the top right corner, you will find the record option. Choose the resolution and click play. It will start to record your gameplay automatically. It also comes with a facecam feature.

NOTE: You need to be signed in with your email to access this feature.

For reference, I’ll attach the images below

Google play games recording option
Google play games recording


After reading this article, you’ll have an idea how to record your videos on your smartphone with built-in and with third party screen recording applications.