How to record on-screen activity on Android Lollipop smartphones with no root and no time limits

The ability to record a video of your screen activity has been around for quite some time on Android smartphones, although users previously had to jump through a few hoops to get there, at many times failing to get the results they wanted. Fortunately, we've just discovered the best way to record the screen activity on Android Lollipop smartphones, and we'd like to share the knowledge.

This method is free, does not require root privileges, and unlike our previous article on the topic, the resulting videos are watermark-free, and they also come with no time limitations. Best of all, it's all very easy to set up, as it only requires you to download an app and push a few buttons.

Step 1. Go to the Google Play Store and perform a search for 'Lollipop Screen Recorder'. Alternatively, you can check head on to this link directly.

Step 2. Download and install the app.

Step 3. Select the resolution at which you want the video to be captured. By default, the app goes for the native screen resolution, but you can choose to go lower if you want to record longer videos while keeping the size in check.

Step 4. You can also choose to record the audio using your phone's microphone. This could come in very handy when shooting game walkthroughs or any other instructional videos.

Step 5. Press the camera button located in the upper right corner. The app will now record your screen activity.

Step 6. When you're done, drag down to reveal the notification screen, and hit the stop button.

Step 7. Your video is now ready to go. No watermarks, no time limitations, no root access. Neat huh?

This is by far the simplest way to record screen activity on Android smartphones, but if you encounter any problems, you can drop us a comment in the section below and we'll do our best to come up with an answer!

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7 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Android phones are evolving!

2. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Thank God I finally found a screen recording app.. Thank you PA!

3. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Thanks PA! :thumbup:

4. thariq

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 11, 2014

My xperia z2 having this from kitkat

5. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Does it work fine on KitKat?

7. TheLegendaryGhost

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

i had z2, still do but not my daily driver, and it had screen recording, worked like a charm ...build in one.. even on Android L still does... so pretty nice i think... hopefully in future everyone will have that option embedded in

6. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Is there an app to make it w/KitKat no root?

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