Want to record a guide, gameplay, or other activity on your Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro? Here are some working methods to screen record on Pixel 8 Pro. If you just want to capture screenshots, you can check out our other guide.
If you use a smartphone, you will find some moments in the device when you would like to share them with others or just save them as a memory. For example, if you have amazing luck in a game, you want to record it to show it to your friends or your subscribers. And you don’t need a camera or any other smartphone to record something on your phone.
Mobile companies know the importance of screen recording and hence almost every company includes a screen record function on their devices. It has been available for a few years now. And this makes recording the phone screen easier.
Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro also has an in-built screen recorder that you can use to record your device screen. So let’s start with the default method.
How to Record Screen on Pixel 8 Pro
Step 1: Go to the page or app you want to record. Then swipe down from top to bring notification panel.
Step 2: Drop down the notification panel to see all quick toggles. Now Swipe to the left to see the next page of quick toggles.
Step 3: Here you will find Screen Record toggle. Tap the Screen Record option.
Step 4: Choose your preference like if you want to record device audio, device + surrounding audio, or without Audio. You can also choose to show touches.
Step 5: Then tap on Start button. Screen recording will start and you can carry out the activity you want to record.
Step 6: After recording the screen, scroll down to open notification panel and tap on Stop to stop recording your device screen.
If the Screen Record toggle is not available in Step 3:
Tap the edit icon just below quick toggles. Then look for Screen Record. Once you find it drag and drop it to the top and then save it. Now the Screen Record should be available in Quick settings/Quick toggles.
Where to Find Screen Recording
After recording the screen, you will get an option to open it. You can open it from there, or if you want to open it later, you can go to Photos app and you will find the screen recording under Movies group.
You can also change some settings related to Screen Recording. Go to Settings app and search for Screen Record. Open the setting from search results and you will be able to tweak settings. However the in-built screen recorder comes only with a few settings.
Record Pixel 8 Pro Screen using Third Party Apps
What if you don’t like the in-built screen recording or it doesn’t have a feature/setting that’s important to you? You can always choose some good third party screen recording apps that come with many manual controls. These apps let you choose FPS, audio, resolution, orientation, where you want to save the screen recording, and many other options.
All you need to do is go to the Play Store on your Pixel 8 phone, search for Screen Record and then install an app that you think is good for your device. Launch the app and change the settings as per your liking and start recording.
A few years back, recording device audio was not easy. Users had to root their phone to enable this feature. But now we can record device audio on almost every phone without root even in third party apps.
I hope you can now record your Pixel 8 screen easily. In case you have any queries let us know in the comment section.