How to Screen Record on Your PC, Mac, iOS, and Android Devices. At the moment, there are tons of reasons for you to screen record, whether you are making use of a Windows PC, a Mac, a phone, or a tablet. You might just be making a video for YouTube, composing a software tutorial, or preparing a presentation for work.
How to Screen Record on Your PC, Mac, iOS, and Android Devices
You can begin by reaching for a free screen recorder, and there are some great options available, but you might not even realize that windows already have its very own built-in recording tool, hidden away in the pre-installed Xbox App.
Also, you can choose to screen record from within a browser window, without downloading and installing a large program. Well, this all depends on what you are recording, the hardware that you are making use of, and how much time you have at your disposal.
Once you are done, you can choose to either share the recording as-is, or make some adjustments by making use of free video editing software – trimming the clip to length, adding titles, or recording a voiceover.
How to Record Your Screen in Windows
It has been hidden well, but windows 11 has its very own built-in screen recorder, built for recording games. To Find it, First open the pre-installed Xbox App then tap in Windows + G on your keyboard and click ‘yes, this is a game’.
Click ‘Start Recording’ or tap Windows + Alt + R to start, then make use of the same shortcut when you are done. Recorded videos would get saved in your videos/capture folder in MP4 format.
In order to customize the recorder’s settings, first, you need to log into the Xbox App and Access the Game DVR options. You cannot choose a different destination folder for recordings, but you are able to select a quality setting, decided whether or not to record audio, and set a maximum clip length.
The only downside here is that not all windows 10 devices can record footage with the game bar. To make use of it, you need to be in possession of a video card that supports one of the following:
- Intel Quick Sync H.260
- Nvidia NVENC
- AMD VCE
How to Screen Record on a Mac
Recording your mac Screen is a lot easier than on a windows PC. If you are making use of a MacOS Mojave, just hit the shortcut Shift+⌘+5 and all the controls for capturing a video and images from your desktop would appear. You can choose to record the whole screen, a section, or even a specific section of the desktop. All you have to do is to trim, save or share the resulting footage.
If your macOS version is an older one, you can record the screen using the QuickTime Player. Just launch the app.
How to Record Your Screen on Android
For Android 13
Lucky for all Android users, Android 13 comes with its very own Screen recorder. You can locate this ‘Settings’ menu and select ‘About phone. Tap on the version number seven times, then enter the unlock credentials when asked to. This would place the phone on the developer mode, allowing you to test features that are not yet completed.
Head back to the system settings, tap ‘Developer options’ and the select ‘feature flags. Find the flag ‘settings_screenrecord_long_press’ and to activate it, toggle the switch. Once you are done with this you can now screen record whenever you want to by hitting the power button to bring out the power options menu, then holding down the screenshot button until the screen recording option pops up.
For Android Pie
If you are making use of the Android Pie or earlier, you would be required to own a third-party screen recorder from the Google Play Store. Such apps remain very popular, so there’s no shortage of shoddily made or outright malicious one made available.
Via Game Play Game
If you are interested in recording gameplay footage, Google Play games should do the work for you. it has an in-built screen recorder that will start capturing footage automatically when you launch a game.
How to Record Your iPhone or iPad Screen
Recording the Screen on an iPhone or an iPad is very easy and quite straightforward. Tap on ‘Setting’, followed by ‘control center’ and customize controls’, then tap the green plus icon placed next to ‘Screen Recording’.
Launch the app you wish to screen record, then swipe up from the bottom of your screen (or swipe down from the top-right if the iPhone you are using is an iPhone X or later, or an iPad with iOS 12 or iPadOS. Tap the ‘Record’ button and a three-second countdown will begin. Once this is done, the recording will start.
To end your recording, just tap the time indicator located at the top left of the screen and select ‘Stop’. Have it at the back of your mind that all notifications you receive while recording will also get captured.