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5 Methods on How to Record Your Screen on Desktop & Mobile

If you have trouble recording your screen, just read this guide. We integrated the methods on how to record your screen on Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android, & Chromebook to help you.

Learning how to record your screen is a basic skill, which can help you a lot in your daily life. At leisure time, you watch a funny video and want to save it. But there is no way for you to download it. When you are in an online class, you are afraid of missing some important points so that you can’t understand all the class. Or when you are to teach people some steps on phone, there are just words that are hard to understand. Thus, are you aware of the necessity to learn the skill? We write this blog to help you find ways on how to record your screen on Windows 10, Mac, iPhone, Android, & Chromebook.

How to Record Your Screen on Windows 10

It is necessary to master how to record screen on Windows 10, which is the most used operating system for a computer. Here I will share two ways to help you make it. You could choose the suitable one.

Built-in Tool to Record Screen on Windows 10

There is an official way provided for us to record screens. Let me show you how to make it on your PC:

Step 1. Tap "Windows + G" to launch the built-in tool.

Built-in Tool to Record Screen on Windows 10

Step 2. Click the white circle to start your recording. Take care that this built-in tool doesn't allow you to record the screen of the desktop and file interface.

Step 3. Click the purple circle to stop recording. Then the videos will be saved on your computer.

Built-in Tool to Stop Recording

Latest Software to Record Screen on Windows 10

Although Windows 10 gives us the built-in tool to record the screen. But it doesn't allow you to record screens anywhere like desktop and file interface. Thus, you need more powerful software to do that. Here I will recommend the latest free software, iTop Screen Recorder, to help you make it. iTop Screen Recorder can meet almost all needs in daily life. Here are the main reasons why you need to choose it:

  • Unlimited Free to Use

iTop Screen Recorder offers you the free experience to record your screen on Windows. There is no limit to time. You can use it all the time for free.

  • High-Quality Recording Without Watermarks

iTop Screen Recorder support high-quality video recording, which is up to 4K(Size), HD(Quality), 60 (Frame Rate). The audio can be saved in lossless format, up to 320 Kbps. Besides, no watermarks will appear on the videos recorded by iTop Screen Recorder.

  • Multiple Formats Output

iTop Screen Recorder allows you to save the recorded video in multiple formats, including MP4, AVI, FLV, MKV, etc… Even you can make a GIF via iTop Screen Recorder.

  • Absolutely Safe While Using

If you learned about software, you may know the manufacturer of iTop Screen Recorder, iTop. It is well-known as the security software for PC. Thus, iTop Screen Recorder will protect your privacy maximally. You don’t need to worry about anything when using it.

How to Use iTop Screen Recorder

Step 1. Download and install iTop Screen Recorder on your computer.

Step 2. Launch iTop Screen Recorder and you will see the following pop-up window. 

How to Record Your Screen on Windows 10 by iTop

Step 3. Before recording your videos, you can make some adjustments to the settings, in Size, Format, Frame Rate, or even Audio.

Adjust Settings Before Recording Your Screen with iTop

Step 4. Click “REC” to start recording videos. Besides, you can capture the screen while recording.

Click here to know more ways to record your screen on Windows 10

How to Record Your Screen on Mac

Mac is one of the commonly used systems for business, which is highly prised for its convenient and efficiently operating. Thus, learning how to record your screen on Mac is equally important. Luckily, there is an official method, QuickTime Player to record your screen on Mac. So it is easy to make it. Let me show you how to use the built-in tool.

Step 1. Launch QuickTime Player from your Applications folder.

Step 2. Before recording videos, you can click the Options ( down-arrow) to adjust the settings, also.

How to Record Your Screen on Mac

Step 3. Then you can click "Record" to start recording your screen on Mac.

Surely, if you are willing to use third-party software, here is a lot of powerful software you could use. You could try ApowerREC, OBS Studio, etc…

How to Record Your Screen on iPhone

iPhone, as one of the most used phones based on iOS, needs our attention on more operations on it. Like on Mac, Apple Company prepares for us the official tool to record screens on iOS. It is the most used free recorders on iPhone. Here let me show you the ways to use it:

Step 1. Go to “Settings” and find “Control Center” on your iPhone

Step 2. Click the green plus to add the “Screen Recording” from “More Controls”. As the following photo shows, you have added it successfully.

Add the Tool on iPhone

Step 3. Then come to the interface or videos you want to record. Swipe up “Control Center” from the bottom and click the white circle to record the page. (After 3 seconds)

How to Record Your Screen on iPhone – Built-in Toll

Step 4. You could do the same to stop recording. (Click the white circle in the control Center) Then you will find the videos recorded in your camera roll.

How to Record Your Screen on Android

As you can imagine, Android devices are sued by the largest number of people around the world. Luckily, Android system allows users to record screens with very concise steps. Here I use a Samsung device to show the steps of how to record your screen on Android. Although you may use Android devices from different brands, the following method is almost suitable for all of you:

Step 1. Swipe down the Control Center from the top of your screen 

Step 2. Tap “Screen Record” to start recording. (If it’s not there, please click “Edit” to add “Screen Record”.)

How to Record Your Screen on Android

Step 3. To stop recording, you just need to tap the Screen Recorder notification.

Bonus: Different Android devices can be different to find the function “Screen Record”. So you can use a third-party app, like AZ Screen Recorder to make it.

How to Record Your Screen on Chromebook

If you are using Chromebook, you need to find the software that supports Chromebook to use. Here I recommend one tool, called Screencast-O-Matic. It works on browsers, as an extension tool. Besides Chromebook, it works on Windows and Mac too. It is free to record your screen. But the most important part of it is the sharing platform on Screencast-O-Matic, which is very suitable for education or business. Let me introduce how to use it:

Step 1. Open the web, screencast-o-matic.com, and click “Record for free”

Step 2. Tap “Launch Free Recorder”. It requires your permission to open it. Click "Open Screencast-O-Matic Launcher v2.0"

How to Record Your Screen on Chromebook

Step 3. Then a window of recording will appear on your page. Then click Rec to record and click the red square to stop it.

Sum up

Reading this, you may learn about the suitable way on how to record your screen on your device. In all, we shared the methods on 5 systems. Thus, if you want to know the method on other systems, you could find the corresponding part.

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