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5 best screen recording apps for Android and iPhone

Android and iPhone have been ruling the world of smartphones with their unique features. Both phones come with a variety of options to provide the best possible user experience. Screen recording app for Android and iPhone is one such feature that enhances the phone’s usability. 

In this explorative article, we’ll discuss ways to record screens on Android phones. Additionally, you’ll know about the apps for recording screens on your phones. So, let’s get started right away.

How to turn on screen recording on Android and iPhone?

You can easily turn on screen recording on Android and iPhone by using an app. This app may be preinstalled on your phone or you may have to download it.

On Android

Let’s see how you can turn on screen recording on an Android phone using the following steps:

  1. Access the “Screen Recorder” by swiping down from the top of your phone’s screen. If you can’t find it in this menu, swipe left for additional options. Tap on this option.
  2. A screen recorder interface will appear on your home page. Tap the red button to start recording your screen.
  3. Your screen recording will start now. Everything you do on your phone will be recorded.
steps to turn on screen recording on Android

End the recording by tapping the end button. Your screen recording video will be saved in your gallery automatically.

On iPhone

If you want to record the screen on an iPhone, you need to follow the following steps. 

  1. Open your iPhone’s Control Center. In the case of iPhone X and later phones, swipe down from the upper right corner to open the control center. In the case of iPhone 8 and below, swipe from the bottom.
  2. Find the “Screen Recording” icon and tap on it to start.
  3. The countdown timer will begin on the same button. This is the time for you to get your screen ready for recording.
  4. The screen recording will start now. You will see a red highlight at the top of your iPhone’s display. This shows that your recording is in progress.
screen recording on iPhone

To end the recording, tap the red icon in the status bar and select “stop.” You may also press the power button to stop the recording. Your screen recording videos will be saved in your iPhone’s gallery. 

Why can’t I record my Android / iPhone screen?

If you are unable to record the screen, there can be multiple possible reasons for it. Let’s see the issues and their potential solutions.


A built-in screen recording feature might not be present in the phone or it might be disabled. Check your Android version, and get the latest version that supports screen recording.

There are some apps that don’t let screen recording work properly. First, check for the required permissions for the screen recording feature, and grant them. If the problem is still there, you may use a third-party screen recording app, or get it from Play Store.


There might be some restrictions on screen recording that can be controlled through settings. Check if the screen recording feature is enabled or not. To check this go to settings, then to Control Center, and then to customise controls. Enable screen recording there.

Full device storage may also cause problems with the function of the screen recording feature. Delete all unnecessary files to free space.

What is the best screen recorder?

Sometimes the built-in screen recorders do not do the needful. So we need a separate app for recording the screen. These separate apps have various easy-to-use editing tools and adjustable frame rates, due to which users prefer them over the built-in screen recorders.

Certain key factors should be kept in mind while selecting a screen recorder. The options include the editing tools, the quality of the recording, and the useability of the recorder. We’ll discuss more about this app in the section below.

What apps can I use to screen record on iPhone and Android?

Let’s have an overview of the following 5 options for people who are looking for the best screen recording app for Android and iPhone. This will help you choose the best one according to your needs.

1. AZ Screen Recorder

AZ Screen Recorder is one of the most popular recorders on the internet. It provides easy steps to let you record your screens without any hassle. The recorded videos are high quality. YouTubers find it quite useful because of the live streaming feature. Moreover, it doesn’t show any watermark or time limit. It can record the audio from the mic and has internal audio too. It also supports the transfer of video screenshots to computers via WiFi.

At the same time, you will have to bear frequent advertisements. The record button is sometimes visible during recording.

AZ Screen Recorder
  • Platform: Android, iOS, Mac, Windows
  • Pricing: AZ Screen Recorder is completely free to use. But to remove ads, you need to pay $2.99 for the subscription.

2. One Shot

One Shot is a potent tool that is designed to capture and record screens easily. It provides Ultra-high quality video recording, an easy-to-use user interface, and capture options that can be customized. It is free but has limited editing options and a performance difference might be observed across various devices.

One Shot screem recorder
  • Platform: Android, iOS
  • Pricing: free

3. Mobizen

Mobizen is a widely used screen recording app that is particularly popular because of its extraordinary in-app editing capabilities. It is specifically suitable for dynamic tutorials. 

However, for its efficient working a reliable internet connection is required. It also has performance variations for certain devices. Such minor issues can be addressed by getting help from FAQs and the customer support team.

  • Platform: Android, Windows
  • Pricing: Its free version has all essential recording features. The premium version can be availed for $3.99 per month. The annual subscription costs around $24.99.

4. Airshou

Airshou is an app that records screens, maintaining a high-quality video. It can record internal and external sounds simultaneously.

However, like other screen recording apps, Airshou also has some limitations. It may not be much compatible with the latest operating systems and it may have some performance issues when used on certain devices.

  • Platform: iOS
  • Pricing: free-to-use app.

5. Apowersoft

Apowersoft is an application that is suitable for recording screens for professional as well as personal use. It has good video editing tools, internal and external audio recorders, and a special feature of scheduled recording. 

However, the free version of this app includes a watermark on recordings. The proper functioning of its certain features requires a stable Internet connection. Its official website and certain online tutorials can also be of much help.

  • Platform: Android, iOS, Mac,Windows
  • Pricing: Pay $59.95/year, unlimited use. All the premium features plus. All updates services and notifications.


So we may use inbuilt options for recording screens. We can also get various screen recording apps for this purpose. Choose the right screen recording app for iPhone and Android devices which we have discussed above. Every app has its special strengths but AZ Screen Recorder’s comprehensive features seem to deliver the best possible results.

Bonus: Is the screen recording app safe?

It depends. Most of the screen recorders are safe and do not attack your digital devices. However, screen recording apps inherently have access to sensitive information displayed on screens, including personal conversations, and financial details. Moreover, suspicious fake screen recording apps remain a threat.

As more and more children start using smartphones, parents should pay more attention to their safety in the virtual world. If you are a parent and want to monitor your kid’s online activities, try the FlashGet Kids app. It is a great tool with screen monitoring, live location tracking, app blocker, and more advanced features, which allows you to monitor all the activities on your kids’ phones remotely.


How to screen recording on Mac or Windows?

For screen recording on Mac first press command+shift+5, and then choose recording options. Simply click record and start recording. For screen recording on Windows use the Xbox Game Bar (Win+G). Simply click the record button and start it. Third-party software can also be used on both.

Does Google phone have screen recording?

Yes, Google Pixel phones have a built-in screen recording option. This option can be found in the Quick Settings menu. This menu can be accessed by swiping down from the top of the screen.

Can I screen record on Samsung?

Yes, Samsung devices also have a built-in screen recording feature. It can be found in the screen recording menu. Swipe down from the top of your phone’s screen and you will get this menu. Search for the “screen recorder” option in it, tap it, and start recording.

How do I start phone screen recording with voice?

To record screen recording with voice you must enable the microphone. For an Android device, open the quick setting menu, tap the screen recorder, and enable the microphone. For an iPhone, open the Control Center, tap and hold “screen recording” and tap on “enable microphone.”

How can I screen someone’s phone secretly?

You can use a third-party app designed for the same purpose. These apps are secretly installed on the target devices. They start screening the target phone’s activities. However, it is not considered legal and ethical to screen someone’s phone screen secretly.

Kidcaring, Chief Writer in FlashGet Kids.
She is dedicated to shaping parental control in the digital world. She is an experienced expert in the parenting industry and has engaged in reporting and writing different parental control apps. For the past five years, she has provided additional parental guides for the family and has contributed to changing parenting methods.

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