How to record Android 11 screen without installing apps

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After a long wait, Android 11 has finally introduced one of the most awaited innovations by users of the operating system: the possibility of record the mobile phone screen without the need to install additional apps.

If you have a mobile phone updated to Android 11, you no longer need one of the many applications to record the screen that exist in Android: thanks to the native registration option of Android 11, you can capture the content appearing on your screen in a much easier and faster way.

In this article we explain how to do it step by step.

Here's how Android 11's native screen recording is used

Android 11 allows you to record screen without installing additional apps.

Of course, before you can use this feature, you need to make sure that the your mobile is correctly updated to Android 11. To date, only a few models, such as Pixel or OnePlus 8, have received the update.

  1. Open the quick settings panel by swiping down from the status bar.
  2. Find the setting called "Record Screen". In case it doesn't appear, you can show it by tapping the pencil icon on the bottom left and dragging it from bottom to top.
  3. When you've found it, tap the "Record Screen" icon and wait for the pop-up menu to appear. Now you can decide if you want to capture audio from the mobile microphone or internal audio from the device, or both. You can also show screen touches.
  4. Tap "Start" to start capturing the screen.
  5. When the recording is complete, open the notification panel and tap the red notification to stop capturing.

That's all. Now you can share the video you recorded, via the gallery app of your mobile phone or from the notification itself that will indicate that the recording has been saved.

Although this function is available on Pixel with Android 11, it should also work on other phones updated to the latest version of Android. However, some manufacturers have incorporated their own screen recording systems, which may work slightly differently than Android 11 native recording.

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