There's a secret native screen recorder on the Galaxy S7/S7 edge, here's how to make use of it

There's a secret native screen recorder on the Galaxy S7/S7 edge, here's how to make use of it
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where regular screenshots simply don't cut it? Chances are that you have, and this is exactly where a screen recording app might come useful.

However, not many Android devices have such a feature built-in into their interface, which means that users have to find an app of that kind themselves and these can often misbehave and not function as advertised. 

Turns out that none other than Samsung has been hiding a useful system functionality that lets you record your screen on some of its top-end devices: senior XDA member hardik190 discovered a useful screen recording app on the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge which allows you to capture a video footage of your interface with or without interactions, sound, and the cherry on top is that you can choose between different quality settings.

Ok, we lied: the best part is that you don't need root. 

The only prerequisite for that one is to own a Galaxy S7/S7 edge with either Android Marshmallow or Nougat on board. We tried to run in on a Galaxy S6 as well but to no avail.

Let us show you how to enable and use this hidden feature.

source: XDA



1. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Just download az screen recorder from the play store job done.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

native.... but you'll need to sideload apk, install another application, and then add activity shortcut.. installing 3rd party screen recorder from playstore is much faster and easier than running this "native" screen recorder

3. epic_ninja420

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Doesnt the "game center" that comes built into the phone already have this functionality?

4. middlehead

Posts: 458; Member since: May 12, 2014

It does, but that only works in games or apps that you can tag as games. You try to use it on an incompatible app and Game Tools craps out.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Mobizen Screen Recorder is the best in the game.

7. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

Sounds like it's a nova launcher app not a Samsung thing. But hey always fun to find new options. One thing I do miss about switching to

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Interesting, been enjoying this on my OnePlus One since 2014, thought it was already a sub part of TouchWiz...

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