Top Ways to Record Screen on Samsung Galaxy Phones

Do you want to share a cool new app or game with your friends or family? Taking screenshots is one option, but nothing beats a dedicated video. Samsung's One UI comes with a built-in screen recorder tool that allows you to easily record your phone's screen on Samsung Galaxy phones. In this article, we will explore the top two ways to record your screen on Samsung devices.

Use Built-in Screen Recorder

The first and easiest way to record your screen on a Samsung Galaxy phone is by using the built-in screen recorder tool. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Swipe down the notification area on your Samsung Galaxy phone.
  2. Scroll right and reach the last toggle screen. Tap on the “+” icon.
  3. Drag and drop the Screen recorder toggle from the top.
  4. Keep the toggle at the desired position and hit “Done” at the bottom.

The next time you want to record something on your screen, simply access the notification toggles and select Screen recorder. Before the recording starts, you will be asked to select the sound settings. You can choose from the following options:

  • No Sound: This option completely disables sound and microphone on the phone.
  • Media Sounds: This option includes sounds playing on your Samsung phone.
  • Media Sounds and Mic: This option allows you to record both the screen and your voice.

Once you start the recording, Samsung's One UI will run a countdown timer and begin recording the screen content. The screen recorder also offers additional features such as pause/play functionality, annotation tools, and the ability to undo/redo annotations. After you finish recording, you can find the recorded content in the Gallery under the Screen Recordings album. You can also use the built-in video editing tools to enhance your screen recording.

Change Screen Recording Resolution

By default, Samsung records the screen at full-HD (1080p) resolution. However, if you want to save storage space, you can change the default video resolution. Here's how:

  1. Go to Settings > Advanced Features > Screenshots and Screen Recorder.
  2. Select “Video Quality” from the Screen Recorder menu.
  3. Choose either “Medium (720p)” or “Low (480p)”.

This will reduce the video resolution and the amount of storage required.

Use Third-Party Screen Recorder Apps

If you prefer more advanced features and options, you can also use third-party screen recorder apps from the Play Store. One popular app is AZ Screen Recorder, which offers features like facecam, GIF creation, image extraction, and audio editing. Another option is Screen Recorder by InShot, which provides superior screen recording options.

These third-party apps can be used on any Android phone, not just Samsung devices. So, if you plan to switch to a different Android phone in the future, you can continue using these apps without any issues.


Recording your screen on a Samsung Galaxy phone is easy and convenient with the built-in screen recorder tool. However, if you need more advanced features, you can explore third-party screen recorder apps. Whether you're showcasing an app or game, creating a tutorial, or capturing a memorable moment, screen recording is a useful feature that allows you to share your phone's screen with others. So go ahead and start recording your screen on your Samsung Galaxy phone today!