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[Guide] How to Record Phone Screen 2024?

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Megan Evans

Updated: May 29, 2024 10:53 am

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There are times when you want to share what is on your screen with your friend. We take screenshots and send them across social media and instant messaging apps. But there are also certain situations when you need to record phone screen instead of taking phone screenshots.

It is essential for every smartphone owner to know how to capture phone screen video because it will surely be useful someday. We will illustrate how to record your screen on Android phone and iPhone. We will also state how to record someone's phone screen secretly.

How to Record Phone on Android Device?

Owing to the demands from users, Google has included screen recording feature from Android 11 onwards. Therefore, if your Android device runs on Android 11 or higher version, there is no need to install any third-party app such as AZ Screen Recorder app. You can use the built-in screen recorder present on your Android device to take video of your phone screen.

Here are the steps on how to record phone on your Android device.

Step 1: Open the screen on your Android device that you want to record.

Step 2: Pull down the notification panel from the top of your Android device.

Step 3: Swipe the notification panel down once more to see more options in Quick Settings.

android notification panel

Step 4: Tap on "Screen Recorder" icon which looks like a video camera and this will open up a small widget on the screen.

android screen record

Step 5: Once you are ready with your phone screen, tap on Record icon from the widget to start recording.

android screen record start

Step 6: The widget will be visible on your phone screen and show the timer denoting the recording duration.

Step 7: Once you are done with your phone activities, tap on Stop icon on the widget to stop recording.

android screen record stop

You will get the notification that your phone screen video is saved and you can check it out from your phone gallery.

How to Record Phone on iPhone Device?

Apple has introduced the screen recording feature from iOS 11 onwards. Since most iPhone users have the latest version of iOS, it is safe to consider that the native screen recording feature is available on your iPhone as well. However, the screen recording option may not be readily available under Control Center on your iPhone.

In that case, you have to customize Control Center and add screen recording option so that you can access it from Control Center anytime you want. You need to go to Settings> Control Center> Customize Controls. Under More Controls section, find Screen Recording option and tap on "+" icon to include it inside Control Center. Thereafter, here are the steps on how to record your phone screen for iPhone users.

Step 1: Open the screen on your iPhone that you want to record.

Step 2: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center.

Step 3: Tap and long press on Screen Recording icon which looks like Record button with small circle inside big circle.

iphone control center

Step 4: You will see Screen Recording screen where you can turn on or off microphone and set the destination app. Tap on Start Recording to begin capturing your screen video.

iphone screen recording

You will see a timer showing the duration of recording at the top-right corner inside a red button.

Step 5: To stop recording, tap on the red button at the top-right corner. You will get a pop-up confirmation message, tap on Stop option.

iphone stop recording

You can go to Photos app to find the recorded screen video and share anywhere you want.

Is There A Good Way for Secretly Recording Someone's Phone Screen?

There are times when you may want to record someone's phone screen secretly so that you can check what the target person has been doing on his phone. The steps we have mentioned so far on how to record your screen on Android and iOS phone are for recording your phone screen. In order to record someone's phone screen secretly, you will need a third-party app that gives you remote control over someone's phone.

You can deploy the app on the target person's phone and record his phone screen remotely from your phone and check out the recording any time you want. In fact, the app will stay hidden in stealth mode on the target person's phone and the target person will never know about your secret recording activities.

Bonus: How to Record Someone's Phone Screen without Them Knowing?

We recommend KidsGuard Pro for Android screen recorder to record someone's phone screen without the target person knowing. KidsGuard Pro for Android app stays hidden on the target person's phone and you can record the target person's phone screen from your phone directly from KidsGuard Pro Dashboard. The recorded video stays available on Dashboard so that you can view it anytime you want.

You do not have to root the target person's phone to record his phone screen remotely. KidsGuard Pro for Android app is very easy to use for non-technical persons as well. Besides, the app is 100% free and the user data stays encrypted on the web server for complete privacy. Here are the steps on how to record phone screen secretly using KidsGuard Pro for Android app.

Video tutorial to watch and record phone screen remotely:

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Step 1. Create KidsGuard Pro Account

Click the "Monitor Now" button to register an account for KidsGuard Pro for Android with your valid email address. Purchase a suitable plan to use the app without any restriction.

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Step 2. Download KidsGuard Pro Phone Screen Recorder

Get the target person's phone for some time. Open the web browser app and visit Download APK file of the app and install the app. Thereafter, launch KidsGuard Pro for Android app and set it up by following the onscreen instructions.

download kidsguard pro

Step 3. Record Phone Screen Remotely

On your phone, open KidsGuard Pro's official web portal. Log into your account with your account credentials. Go to Dashboard> Live Recording> Record Screen option to start recording the target person's screen.

record phone screen

Other Features of KidsGuard Pro for Android

Apart from recording someone's phone screen secretly, here are some important features of KidsGuard Pro for Android app that you will find extremely useful.

Take Screenshots:

KidsGuard Pro for Android app allows you to take screenshots remotely of the target person's phone screen from your Dashboard. Just like recording phone screen, you can capture phone screenshots and they will be available on your Dashboard.

Record Phone Calls:

If you want to listen to the target person's phone calls, you can record his phone calls remotely from your phone by visiting KidsGuard Pro Dashboard. You can listen to the recorded conversations any time from your Dashboard.

Monitor Social Media:

KidsGuard Pro for Android app is extremely popular for monitor someone's social media accounts remotely and secretly. Starting from WhatsApp and Facebook to Instagram and Tinder, you can read all the messages sent and received on the target person's account.

Check YouTube & TikTok History:

You can check the target person's YouTube and TikTok watch history as well as search history. If the target person is watching inappropriate videos, you can detect it easily.

Read Text Messages:

You can read all the text messages on the target phone starting from sent to received text messages. You will get all the details of the text messages and you can read them in conversation format.

View Browsing History:

Just like checking YouTube and TikTok search history, you can check the target person's web browser history. Therefore, you can understand the type of websites he is visiting and the queries he is searching.

Track Location:

KidsGuard Pro for Android app is highly useful in tracking someone's location secretly. You can track the target person's location in real-time on the map from your Dashboard. You can even check location history with complete details. Besides, you can also set Geofence so that you can get real-time alerts when the target person crosses the virtual fence you have set.

Listen to Phone Surroundings:

You can also remotely access the target person's phone microphone using KidsGuard Pro for Android. Therefore, you can listen to the target person's phone surroundings and understand the topic of conversation.

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Why People Want to Record Phone Screen Secretly?

There are different scenarios where people want to record someone's phone screen secretly.

  • Checking Kid's Phone Activities:
  • When your kid is using a smartphone, you must be concerned what your kid is doing on the phone such as playing games, viewing inappropriate content and getting into trouble. You can record screen and check on his phone activities to take appropriate steps.

  • Check Spouse's Phone Activities:
  • If you are suspicious of your spouse's activities and wondering if he/she is into someone else, you should record phone screen and come to a conclusion. You can check messages and chats even when your spouse deletes them.

  • Check Employee's Phone Activities:
  • Employers need to keep a close eye on the phone activities of the employees. Employers can understand if their employees are doing anything against the interest of the company by recording and checking phone screen of the target employees.

    Final Words

    We have answered your question "Can you video your phone screen?" for Android and iOS users. We have stated how you can record phone screen with built-in screen recorder. Furthermore, we have illustrated how you can record someone's phone screen secretly and remotely using KidsGuard Pro for Android screen recorder.


    By Megan Evans

    A certified content marketing specialist with great passion for Internet and online safety. She is bent on educating the audience about cyber safety tips and tricks.

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