The release of Android Q finally comes in early beta form, and brings lots of cool new features along with a whole bunch of under-the-hood changes for faster app launches, better support for foldable phones for future smartphone devices and more. And the best part is that it comes with Android Q’s native screen recorder feature.
This version of Android Q might get a lot of attention for the first time, because of the native screen recording features you can use. Yes, Android Q brings out a new screen recorder feature, but it looks like it’s still under development and the UI isn’t the best. And this feature is still in a hidden version for users.
You can see for yourself in the screenshot below that it looks dated. But, it gets the job done for now and it could get even better in the upcoming beta. Do you want to try it? Check out the guide below on how to enable screen recorder on Android Q.
Enable Screen Recorder on Android Q
In Settings or Settings, Open ‘About Phone‘and tap “Build Number7 times to activate developer mode if you haven’t already.
Now, go to the menu System, and tap Advanced.
Here, open Developer Options, and tap ‘Featured Flags‘under Debugging.
Enable the switch next to ‘settings_screenrecord_long_press‘
Now, just press and hold the power button, and when the power menu appears, press and hold on the option ‘Screenshot‘. You will now see a popup menu Screen Recording. You can enable voice recording via microphone, and enable or disable the ‘Show Tap’ option. Once done, just tap ‘Start Recording. ‘
Now the screen recording process will start and you can drag down the notification shade for stop recording, pause, or cancel recording.
Note: This feature is still in the early stages of development, and while it works fine on a Pixel 2 smartphone, it doesn’t work as expected on the Pixel 3 XL, so it will have mixed results on the device. You can wait for this feature until it is completely perfect for screen recording on all devices that support android Q.
Record Screen on Android Q Easily
Now that you have enabled the built-in screen recorder on Android Q you can easily start recording the screen whenever you want without having to download third-party apps and grant unnecessary permissions on your device. Although the screen recording function is a bit problematic for the current state of affairs, I am confident that Google will resolve the issue with this feature during the beta update before finally releasing Android Q around Q3 finals this year.