Huawei P20 Pro
Recording the screen of your mobile/cell phone Huawei P20 Pro in a video with sound can be very useful to perform a tutorial or show an acquaintance how to perform certain tasks in a Huawei P20 Pro, 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 Huawei P20 Pro follow these steps:
If, on the contrary, what you want is to take a screenshot of your Huawei P20 Pro in a still image instead of video, click on the following link and follow the indicated steps Capture screen on Huawei P20 Pro
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 Huawei P20 Pro. (If we already have it, we can go to point 5).
To check it, we unlock our P20 Pro 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 has the screen recording icon shown below:
2- Second step:
If we do not see the screen recording icon on the quick panel of our Huawei P20 Pro click on the edit icon of the quick panel, which is normally the symbol of a pencil.
3- Third step:
The icons of the settings that we have already defined in the Huawei P20 Pro 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 P20 Pro device, it may be disabled by the manufacturer or not available on Huawei P20 Pro, in which case we go to the point “If we do not have the option to record screen natively”.
4- Fourth step:
We already have the screen recording icon on the Huawei P20 Pro quick panel, press "Done" to close the P20 Pro quick panel editing screen.
5- Fifth step:
To start the recording we have two options: simultaneously press the volume up and power buttons of the Huawei P20 Pro or a simpler and less likely to fail which is to display the quick panel by sliding a finger from the top of the screen and pressing the screen recording icon that we added in the previous steps.
6- Sixth step:
If it is the first time that we record the screen on the Huawei P20 Pro, several messages will appear asking for permissions. The first will ask us for permission to access photos, media files, videos, etc. Click on "allow" since it is necessary to grant this permission so that the video of the screen recording is stored in the internal memory of the P20 Pro.
7- Seventh step:
The next permission that you must grant on your Huawei P20 Pro is to allow audio files to be recorded, this permission allows you to record internal sounds, that is, the sounds that the P20 Pro itself emits, for example in videos.
8- Eighth step:
The following message that will appear when recording the screen of the Huawei P20 Pro is a warning that all operations that occur from that moment will be recorded, that includes the recording of personal information and passwords, it will also ask for permission to access the microphone to record ambient sound, this is useful for example if you want to record your voice at the same time as the screen.
9- Ninth step:
Finally, an information message will appear on how to mute the microphone and how to stop screen recording on your Huawei P20 Pro. Press "Got it" to start screen recording.
10- Tenth step
To stop recording, simultaneously press the volume up and power buttons on your Huawei P20 Pro again or click on "Stop" at the top left of the screen. You can also swipe from the top of the screen to open the notification list and stop recording from there by pressing the square button.
11- Step eleven
The captured video is saved in the photo and video gallery of your Huawei P20 Pro. Open the gallery and click on the last element that appears, you can edit the video and send it or upload it to a social network.
In the event that the screen recording icon is not available and that simultaneously pressing the volume up and power buttons on the Huawei P20 Pro 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 Huawei P20 Pro 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.
Once installed we can return to the first step of this tutorial.
In your P20 Pro you can store the screen recordings in video thanks to its internal 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM memory.
You will be able to see the video of the screen recording in the photo gallery of your Huawei P20 Pro.