How to record your screen in An­droid Lol­lipop

Make a screen­cast in An­droid Lol­lipop with­out root­ing your phone or tablet

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Screen­casts are in­cred­i­bly use­ful for trou­bleshoot­ing, al­low­ing you to show some­one the steps they need to take to solve a tech­ni­cal glitch with­out you be­ing there in per­son. You can quickly and eas­ily record your phone or tablet screen in Lol­lipop with a free app, and no root is re­quired. Here's how.

Step 1. Launch Google Play and search for the free Lol­lipop Screen Recorder app by Rivu­lus Stu­dios - we found it at the top of the list of search re­sults. Tap on the app, then se­lect In­stall and ac­cept the per­mis­sions. Tap Open once the app is in­stalled on your phone or tablet.

Step 2. The app is very sim­ple, with just three op­tions. The first lets you change the record­ing res­o­lu­tion. Keep in mind that you'll be send­ing the video to some­one else, so by re­duc­ing the res­o­lu­tion you will be able to re­duce the file size. The sec­ond op­tion notes whether the screen will be recorded in por­trait or land­scape op­er­a­tion. If you want to switch mode you sim­ply turn the de­vice on its side.

The third op­tion lets you en­able record­ing from the mi­cro­phone, which is not en­abled by de­fault. This is a very use­ful op­tion, since with most An­droid phones it won't be ob­vi­ous which but­ton you have tapped with­out the re­cip­i­ent also be­ing able to see your fin­ger. By en­abling au­dio you can tell them what you're press­ing as you go along, and they'll be able to see on­screen the re­sults of each but­ton press.

Step 3. Once you've se­lected your op­tions and are ready to begin record­ing just tap the cir­cu­lar icon at the top right of the screen. The first time you use Lol­lipop Screen Recorder it will in­form you that it will now record ev­ery­thing on your screen. Tap the box for 'Don't show again', then tap Start Now. You can then exit the app and set about record­ing what­ever it is you want to in­clude in the screen­cast.

Step 4. To fin­ish record­ing, drag down the no­ti­fi­ca­tion bar at the top of the screen. Look for a no­ti­fi­ca­tion that says 'Record­ing screen', with the video res­o­lu­tion be­low. To stop record­ing tap Stop.

Step 5. To find your screen record­ing sim­ply re-open the Lol­lipop Screen Recorder app and it will be vis­i­ble on the main screen. If you have a file manager app on your phone you'll also find it in the ScreenRecord­ings folder.

Step 6. Within the Lol­lipop Screen Recorder app you'll find op­tions to play, share and delete the file. Your shar­ing op­tions will de­pend on what other apps you have in­stalled on your phone, but ex­pect to at least find Blue­tooth, Gmail and Mes­sag­ing here.

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