My goal is to record my screen. Coming from a Huawei, I would have in the upper area icons an option with "Screen Record". I'm now using a Galaxy A30s with Android 10 and these are the only options available

Page one


Page two

So, no screen record.

If I go to Settings and search for "screen record",

No results found

If I search under apps,

No current option

How should I do it?


As pointed by Robert, I tried to enable the screen recorder via adb but didn't get the desired result.

  1. Download Platform Tools and unzip the folder in location of your choice
  2. Open Command Prompt in that location

Platform Tools

  1. Connect the phone with the computer allowing USB Debugging

  2. Run

    adb shell settings put global settings_screenrecord_long_press true

adb screenrecord_long_press

and this opens up the following in the phone

Allow or not cancel

  1. Click "Allow" and run the command again

No error this time

and appears to be working.

  1. Long press power button. This is what I see

Long press power button

So, still no option to record screen. I restarted the phone as well just in case but that wasn't enough either.

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    What Android version is installed on your device?
    – Robert
    Oct 6, 2020 at 14:22
  • @Robert Android version 10 Oct 6, 2020 at 14:30
  • Have you tried to enable the screen recorder via adb?: adb shell settings put global settings_screenrecord_long_press true
    – Robert
    Oct 6, 2020 at 14:55
  • @Robert I haven't, didn't know about it Oct 6, 2020 at 14:59
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    Afterwards the screen recording function should show-up in the power menu (long press the power button to show this menu).
    – Robert
    Oct 6, 2020 at 15:04

2 Answers 2


You can install a screen recorder app from google play store. There are many different ones available. Just do a search on "screen recorder".

For instances,

  • Do you trust these apps to the point of installing them? Oct 14, 2020 at 6:24
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    I will not take responsibility for your installing them. But they are no different then other apps. If you read the reviews and see its around for a while and many people have tried it. That should say something. (There is one with over 100,000,000 downloads and is editors choice.)
    – user332798
    Oct 14, 2020 at 20:06

According to Android 11 announcement page, we can expect a Built-in screen recording

Screen recording lets you capture what’s happening on your phone. And it’s built right into Android 11, so you don’t need an extra app. Record with sound from your mic, your device or both.

Considering Samsung releases new OS updates relatively fast, I'll just wait until December 2020 or so in order to update the Android version and then won't have to uncomfortably download an app from the store for this job.

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