Among several new features in Android 11, native screen recording capability is one of the most exciting. Surprisingly, the Screen Recorder feature does not appear for many Android 11 users. If it does not appear on your phone running Android 11, you have come to the right page. Here we will help you to fix screen recorder not appearing on Android 11 phone.
Android 11’s screen recording feature also lets you record audio. So you can narrate the videos while recording them. On top of that, you can even enable the ability to show keys on the screen. Interested in having the functionality ASAP?
Let’s see how to fix missing feature of Screen Recorder on your Android 11 phone.
1. Check the requirements
You might find this odd, but you need to make sure that you are using an appropriate version of Android 11 on your phone. The screen recording feature was introduced in Android 11 only. So nothing less than this will have this functionality.
To check your version of Android, open Settings and go to About. Check the number listed under Android version. If you are using an older version, update your phone.
2. Restart the phone
If you recently installed Android 11 on your phone, you need to restart it. Sometimes such a simple idea works wonders.
3. Add quick settings
If you are looking for the Screen Recorder app in the app drawer or phone settings, you will be disappointed. This is because there is no special app or setting for Screen Recorder. It’s slightly hidden and can only be accessed from the quick settings panel.
For those who don’t know, the quick settings panel is the tray of settings toggles that appear when you open the notification panel. You can even customize the quick settings panel.
Here are the steps to access screen recorder in Android 11:
Step 1: Open the notification panel on your phone. Drag down on the shadow again to view the full list of shortcuts. Otherwise, pull down the notification panel using the bar below the shortcuts.
2nd step: Swipe left to view various shortcuts. You will find the screen recording option. Tap on it to start recording (more info below).
In case the screen recording option does not appear, you will need to add it to the quick settings panel. To do this, open the Quick Settings panel and tap the Edit icon (which looks like a pencil).
Scroll down to view the full list of available settings. You should see Screen Record at the bottom. Touch and hold the Screen Recording shortcut and drag it to the top panel which consists of the icons that will appear in the Quick Settings panel.
Note: Once the screen recorder has been added to the quick settings, you can access it directly.
Go back and open the quick settings panel from the notification shade. Swipe left to view various shortcuts. Tap Screen recording to start recording.
4. Uninstall third-party screen recording apps
You should remove any third-party screen recording apps if the screen recording option is not showing in the quick settings panel. It worked for many users. Once you have uninstalled the third-party app, restart the phone. Then follow method 3 and the Screen Recorder should appear.
5. Update all applications
We also suggest that you update the Google app and Google Play services on your phone. Check out our tutorial on how to update Google Play services on Android phones.
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Once you get the screen recording shortcut in the quick settings panel, it’s time to use it. Tap the shortcut. A confirmation screen will appear. You will also find various settings of Screen Recorder here. You can activate the audio and keys by activating the toggle next to them.
In the case of audio, you can select the audio source for your video. You can choose between Microphone, Device audio, and Device audio and microphone. To choose the audio source, tap the small down arrow next to Record audio after turning it on. Then select the source. Finally, press Start to begin the screen recording process.
To turn off the recording process, open the notification panel and tap on the red “ Press Stop ” notification.
How to access screen recording in Android 11
The recording will be saved on your phone. You can access it using any gallery app or use the Google Photos app. If you want to edit or view it from the Google Photos app, open the app and tap the Library tab. Then tap Movies.
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This is how you get the screen recording feature to appear on your Android 11 phone. Don’t worry if it doesn’t initially appear in quick settings as you can still make it appear with the solutions mentioned above -above. You should only use third-party apps if the phone manufacturer has blocked or disabled them on your phone.
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Last updated on Nov 29, 2020
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