This tutorial is about how to activate and use Samsung Galaxy S8 Screen Recorder on any Samsung phone / tablet. TouchWiz UX by Samsung is one of the most customized Android software. It comes with a lot of features which makes your Samsung device worth using. Most of the features are available to every Samsung device user, but at times, some rare apps and features are hidden deep inside the Android software. One of such features is the Samsung Screen Recorder for TouchWiz UX which is hidden inside the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Screen Recorder may be hidden due to not being ready for full use, but in our tests, it worked great. We love the fact that there is a native screen recorder app built by Samsung and is baked right inside the phone software. This screen recording app can be easily enabled on any Samsung device running either Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat. Once activated, you’ll easily be able to record the screen on your Samsung device and share it with your friends.
Just to add, this is not the first time Samsung is offering screen recording capabilities to their users. Samsung Game Launcher is one such app that allows you to record game videos and optimize Android games so they can be played on your phone with the best performance. This was a popular feature with Samsung Galaxy S7 when it was launched last year.
How to Enable Samsung Screen Recorder on Any Samsung Device
You can easily enable the hidden Samsung Screen Recorder app on Samsung devices running Android Marshmallow or Nougat. You do not need to root your device to install this app. Just a couple of app installs and you will be good to go after a few instructions. We have added a video demo below for you to see the high quality of the recorded screen video:
Just follow and read through all steps to enable Samsung Screen Recorder:
Step 1 – Download Activity Launcher from Google Play Store and install it on your device.
Step 2 – Download Samsung Screen Recorder APK.
Step 3 – Copy the downloaded APK to your phone memory.
Step 4 – Install the APK using any file manager just like a normal APK. (Tutorial)
Step 5 – Now open the Activity Launcher app you just downloaded from the Play Store.
Step 6 – Go to “All Activities” from the top menu.
Step 7 – Look for the activity named “recorder” on the list.
Step 8 – Long press on it and choose ‘Create shortcut’ from activity.settings.
Step 9 – You’ll see a “Record Screen” shortcut on the home screen.
That’s it. Samsung Screen Recorder is now installed on your device. You can now easily record screen with the native screen recorder. If you run into any problem during the process, you can ask us in comments.
You may also like to check out our Galaxy S8 section for official firmware updates, custom ROMs, tips and other tutorials.