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FREE | How to Record Screen on Windows 10/Mac/iPhone/Android

Cedric Grantham posted on Mar 19, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

What Does Screen Recording Do

Screen recording can record any content you want, and simultaneously record the screen picture and the sound of the system, microphone, and mixture of system and microphone. Screen recording is especially useful when you have the following requirements.

  • Record real-time videos so that you can share fun things with your friends
  • Make some lecture videos with both sound and image, such as explaining an open PPT
  • Record game screens, game operations, and audio explanations
  • Record some unfamiliar operations, if you forget how to do it next time, play and view the recorded video
  • Record videos that cannot be downloaded, or you only need a small section; you can record screen to intercept the section you need

In short, screen recording has become one of the indispensable functions when people use computers and mobile phones, so how to record screen for free? How to record screen on PC or laptop in Windows 10? or How to record screen on Mac, iPhone, as well as Android devices? In this guide, we'll show you how to record your computer and mobile screen with a few simple ways.

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How to Record Screen on Windows 10 Without Any Software

We have included two methods to record screen on Windows 10 for free in this part. One method is via Windows Built-In Screen Recorder (through the XBOX app) and the other is using Microsoft PowerPoint.

Method 1. How to Record Screen in Windows 10 with Game Bar

If you would rather not download any additional software to record the computer screen in Windows 10, you can use the Windows' built-in tool - Game Bar. It can be used by anyone offering a very quick and convenient way to record your screen and even add audio if needed. 

To use this feature, first, make sure that Game Bar is enabled. 

Go to "Settings" > "Gaming" > "Game bar". Turn on the switch to "Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game Bar" if it's not already on. On this screen, you can also change any of the keyboard shortcuts of opening the Game Bar, taking a screenshot, and recording video.

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Then, follow the step by step instructions to record screen on Windows 10.

Step 1. Simply press the Windows + G keys to open Windows 10 Game Bar. You may or may not see a prompt asking if the highlighted application on your screen is a game. If required, click "Yes" to move on.

Step 2. The Game Bar provides buttons to access multiple overlays, including sound, performance, and capture. Press the Start/Stop Recording button (alternatively, you can press Windows Key + Alt + R) to start and stop a recording. Use the Turn Microphone On/Off button to toggle microphone as you need.

Step 3. Once the recording finishes, the file will be saved as an MP4 in your Videos\Captures folder. You can trim your video or rename it in the Xbox app.

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Method 2. How to Record Screen in Windows 10 with Microsoft PowerPoint

You can use Microsoft Office PowerPoint to create screencasts easily. See the guides below.

Step 1. Open Microsoft PowerPoint. Click "Insert" > "Screen Recording".

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Step 2. Use the Select Area tool to choose which part of your screen you want to record. If you do not want to record audio, press Windows + Shift + U to disable it, then press the "Record" button to start.

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Step 3. Once you've completed, press the Record button again to stop it. The video will be automatically embedded in your slide, and you can choose "File" > "Save As" to save your presentation. If you only want to save the video, choose "File" > "Save Media As" and then choose the destination folder and video name. 

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How to Record Screen on Mac with Audio for Free  

Wondering how to capture video clips on Mac? Looking for a free screen recorder to record screen on Mac with audio at the same time? Try the following solutions to easily record video of anything on the screen of your Mac - here's how.

Method 1. How to Record Screen in macOS Mojave

You can make a video recording of the entire screen or just a selected portion of it in macOS Mojave with the Screen Record tool built right into the new screenshot toolbar.

Open the screenshot toolbar by pressing Command (⌘) + Shift + 5. You'll see all the controls you need to record video and capture still images of your screen. You can pick "Record Entire Screen", "Record Selected Portion", or "Capture a Still Image".  

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Record the entire screen

Step 1. Select the "Record Entire Screen" button in the onscreen controls. Your pointer changes to a camera.

Step 2. Click any screen you wish to record and click "Record" to start.

Step 3. Use the thumbnail to trim, share, save, or make another editing.

Record a selected portion of the screen

Step 1. Click "Record Selected Portion". Drag to select an area of the screen to record. To move the entire selection, drag from within the selection.

Step 2. Click "Record" in the onscreen controls to begin. You can click the Stop Recording button or press Command + Control + Esc (Escape) to stop recording.

Step 3. When you finish recording, use the thumbnail to trim, share, save, or take other actions.  

You can click the "Options" button to change these settings, including Save to, Timer, Microphone, Show Floating, Remember Last Selection, and Show Mouse Clicks. Follow the onscreen instruction to make your change.

Method 2. How to Record Screen on a Mac Using QuickTime Player

If your computer hasn't upgraded to macOS Mojave, you can use QuickTime Player to help you record screen on Mac with sound.

Step 1. Open QuickTime Player from your Applications folder, then choose "File" > "New Screen Recording" from the menu bar to open the Screen Recording window.

To record videos with voice or other audio, choose a microphone. You can adjust the volume of audio during recording as you need.

record screen on Mac using QuickTime Player

Step 2. Click the "Record" button to start recording. You can click anywhere on the screen to begin recording the entire screen. Or drag to select an area to record, then click "Start Recording" within that area.

Step 3. Click the "Stop" button in the menu bar, or press Command + Control + Esc (Escape) to stop and save the recording. When the recording completes, QuickTime Player will automatically open the recording. You can now play, edit, or share the recording.

Note: On macOS Catalina, when you click "File" > "New Screen Recording", you will see the same onscreen options that you get by pressing Command (⌘) + Shift + 5. Refer to previous steps of recording screen in macOS Mojave for more details.

How to Record Screen on iPhone 11 Pro/11/iPad with Sound

In iOS 11 or later, you can create a screen recording and capture sound on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the Screen Recording function.

You need first to add the Screen Recording feature to the Control Center:

Go to "Settings" > "Control Center" > "Customize Controls", then tap the plus icon next to "Screen Recording".

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Step 1. Open the Control Center. For iPhone X or later or iPad with iOS 12 or later, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen. If you use an older device, swipe up from the bottom edge of any screen.

Step 2. Tap the Record button, and wait for the three-second countdown. If you want to record screen with sound, press deeply on gray record icon and tap Microphone to turn it on.

Step 3. You'll know that your screen is recording when you see a red bar on the top. You can tap the red status bar at the top of your screen to stop recording. The screen recording videos will be saved to Photos automatically.

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Also read: How to Fix Screen Recording Not Working/Saving in iOS 13/12/11 

How to Record Screen on Android Without App

If your Android device is running Android 4.4 KitKat or any later version, you can use ADB (Android Debug Bridge) tool to record screen on Android without an app. The ADB is a tool used by developers along with the Android SDK to communicate with a device at the command line level. You can read the tutorial and see how to record your screen on Android.

For ordinary users, this method obviously won't work. It's too complicated and you don't have developer rights. Then, how to capture screen on Android easily? Just Download the right tool to help out.

The AZ recorder is a stable, high-quality screen recording app with no time limits or watermarks. With a ton of features like screen capture, screen video recorder, video editor, live stream screen, this screen recording tool simply provides an easy way to record screen, no technical requirements. 

Step 1. Download the application in Google Play, and select the "Record" option to record your screen.

Step 2. Tap the "Stop" button by swiping down on your screen to stop the recording. There are some editing features to trim, cut and edit the video, crop the screen as necessary, replace the audio with whatever you want, and convert sections to GIFs as needed.

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To Sum UP

On this page, we display six methods in all to help you record screen on Windows 10, Mac, iPhone, and Android devices. These tools are simple to use to record screen for free. If there are any questions when you are capturing video clips, you can contact our technical support team for help via live chat or email.

FAQs About How to Record Screen

1. How do you record your screen on Windows?

You can record screen on Windows 10 in two ways: one is using the build-in recording tool - Game Bar, and the other is applying Microsoft Office PowerPoint’s Screen Recording tool. Go to check the corresponding tutorials.

2. How do I record my screen with sound on Mac?

To record a video on your Mac:

Step 1. Open QuickTime.

Step 2. Tap "File" at the top of the display.

Step 3. Choose "New Screen recording".

Step 4. Hit record.

Step 5. You can record the whole screen, or click and drag your mouse cursor to record just a specific part. 

3. How do you record your Android screen?

Many users are asking how to record the Android screen without using an app. If you are developers, you may try the Android SDK page on ADB tool commands to help you if the version of Android running on your phone is 4.4 KitKat or later. For average users, we highly recommend you try a reliable screen recorder instead of a rather complex way.

4. How do I make a video of my screen?

To capture a video of your screen, different devices have different methods of operation. To record screen on Windows 10, you can use Game Bar or PPT; to record screen on Mac, you can use Command + Shift + 5 or QuickTime Player. To make a video of your iPhone screen, the built-in screen recording feature is a great tool; if you want to capture a video on the Android screen, a capable screen recording application is an excellent choice. 

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  • Record screen on Windows 10
  • Record screen on Mac
  • Record screen on iPhone
  • Record screen on Android
  • FAQs about screen recording

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