Fairphone FP1

Fairphone FP1

How to record the screen of a Fairphone FP1

Recording the screen of your mobile/cell phone Fairphone FP1 in a video with sound can be very useful to perform a tutorial or show an acquaintance how to perform certain tasks in a Fairphone FP1, save in a video file and then send it or upload it to a platform like YouTube or social networks.

Sometimes we would like to record on video with sound a story that we have seen on Instagram of an acquaintance, a phone call or video call with a family member to keep it as a souvenir or to use it as evidence or a TikTok video.

To make this recording in your Fairphone FP1 follow these steps:

If, on the contrary, what you want is to take a screenshot of your Fairphone FP1 in a still image instead of video, click on the following link and follow the indicated steps Capture screen on Fairphone FP1

Estimated time: 5 minutes.

1- First step: First of all we are going to check that we have the screen recording icon in the quick access panel of our Fairphone FP1. (If we already have it, we can go to point 4).
To check it, we unlock our FP1 and slide a finger from the top edge of the screen down a few centimeters to display the quick panel in which the quick settings will appear such as connecting to a Wi-Fi network, connecting Bluetooth, mute, airplane mode, etc. Slide down again with one finger to display the full panel, check if it have the screen recording icon shown below:
Record screen icon FP1

2- Second step: If we do not see the screen recording icon on the quick panel of our Fairphone FP1 click on the edit icon of the quick panel, which is normally the symbol of a pencil. Edit quick panel icon FP1

3- Third step: The icons of the settings that we have already defined in the Fairphone FP1 quick panel will appear above and below, separated by a horizontal line, the settings icons that we can add to the panel, we look for the screen recording icon, click on the icon and without releasing it we drag to the top to add it to the quick panel. If you do not see the screen recording icon on your FP1 device, it may be disabled by the manufacturer or not available on Fairphone FP1, in which case we go to the point "If we do not have the option to record screen natively". Edit quick panel FP1

4- Fourth step: We already have the screen recording icon on the Fairphone FP1 quick panel, now to start recording we have two options: simultaneously press the volume up and power buttons of the FP1 or a simpler and less likely to fail which is to unfold the panel fast by sliding a finger from the top of the screen and pressing the screen recording icon that we have seen in the previous steps. Record screen icon FP1

5- Fifth step: Select the quality of the HD or mini video. The microphone sound of your Fairphone FP1 will be recorded by default (this is useful for example to explain the operation of an app to an acquaintance or to record a message while recording the video on the screen of Fairphone FP1) so If you don't want the video to have external sounds, you should record it in a noise-free environment. Screen recording message FP1

6- Sixth step: A 3-second countdown will be displayed on the Fairphone FP1 screen from which the video of everything that happens on the screen will begin to record. Countdown record screen FP1

7- Seventh step: To stop recording, press the volume up and power buttons simultaneously on your Fairphone FP1 or click on "Stop" at the top left of the screen. Stop screen recording FP1

If the Fairphone FP1 does not have the option to record screen

In the event that the screen recording icon is not available and that simultaneously pressing the volume up and power buttons on the Fairphone FP1 does not start the video recording, we will have to download an application from the application store to perform this action.

To do this we go to our application store either Play Store, Galaxy Store or any other that we use on our Fairphone FP1 and search for "screen recorder", we must bear in mind that any free application that we download will contain advertising and we must not download any application that ask us for excessive permissions such as access to Bluetooth, contacts or the camera. The permissions that will be required for any screen recording application are "Access to multimedia content and files", the permission to "Record video and audio" and the "Show above" permission is optional if you want to have a floating window with the controls of record, microphone, stop, etc.

Screen record app

Once installed we can return to the first step of this tutorial.

You will be able to see the video of the screen recording in the photo gallery of your Fairphone FP1.

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