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6 Ways to Record Video With Screen off on Any Android Phone

We all use our phones to record videos for different kinds of purposes. But if you turn off the screen, the video recording gets stopped. However, there are ways through which you can easily record video from your phone without turning on your screen. In this article, we'll guide you to record video with the screen off on any Android phone. Additionally, you can learn to record Calls on All Android Phones.

Record Videos On your Phone With Screen Off

Many effective third-party apps are available on the Google Play Store to record videos in the background without turning on your phone's screen. We have handpicked the six best apps among them to achieve our goal.

Record videos silently with Background Video Recorder

The first third-party app we have on the list is called Background Video Recorder App. This app allows you to record video with the screen off, and you can also schedule a recording.

1. Install the Background Video Recorder app, and launch it.

2. Tap on Allow to provide all the necessary permissions.

3. Tap the center record button to start recording the video in the background while your screen is turned off.

4. To turn off the recording, tap the button again to stop it.

5. To view the recorded video, tap the folder icon in the top right corner next to the ads icon.

6. You can also schedule an automatic background video recording by swiping left to switch to the scheduler tab.

Use Easy Video Recorder to record videos in Background

The next app on the list is called also called Background video recorder (Previously called Easy Video Recorder). This app lets your front camera as well.

1. Open Google PlayStore and search for Easy Video Recorder App.

Record Video with screen off

2. Install the app and open it.

3. Accept the terms and conditions of usage.

4. Provide the necessary access privileges.

5. Tap the Record button at the bottom to start recording even when the screen is turned off.

6. To stop the video, press the Stop button to stop recording it.

Record Video with screen off

7. You can also switch to the front camera to record videos silently.

8. To view the recorded background video, tap on the list tab next to the recording tab in the bottom navigation bar.

9. You can play this video here directly through the built-in video player or any third-party app.

Make use of the XSCamera App to Record Videos Privately

The XSCamera app is a remarkable Android application that allows you to record videos with your phone screen off. Here's how you can use it to your advantage.

1. Install the XSCamera app and press the Start Recording button to configure it.

2. Next, tap on the Start Camera Button and provide the necessary permissions to use it.

3. The app will start recording video using your device's camera. You can turn off your screen to record videos silently.

4. Finally, to access the recorded video, tap on the Records button and press the video to view it.

Record videos in the background with Secret Video Recorder

Background Video Record by Crystal App Studio is another app on this list. This app also allows you to switch to the front camera.

1. Open the Google Play Store app and search for the Secret Video Recorder app.

2. Install the app and open it.

3. Provide the necessary permissions to the app for recording.

4. Tap on the Get Start button to navigate to the video recording page.

5. To secretly record videos, tap on the Secret Recorder button and provide access privileges.

6. On the next page, tap on the Start button to initiate a silent video recording on your device.

7. You can also switch to the front camera by tapping on the options provided in the tab.

8. To stop the background video recording, tap the Stop button. The video recording gets automatically saved within the app.

9. To view your recorded video file, tap the Save Video button.

Record Video with screen off

Use Record Video Background App

The next app is Record Video Background, which allows you to change the video quality and duration as well. Here's how to use it:

1. Open the Google Play Store app and search for the Record Video Background app.

Record Video with screen off

2. Install the app and open it.

3. Provide the necessary access privileges to the app.

4. Tap the Record button in the center to start recording the video in the background, even if the screen is turned off.

5. After you've finished recording, tap on the stop button.

Record Video with screen off

6. To view the background recorded files, click on the screen's folder icon in the top right corner.

7. Tap on the video to play it on your device.

8. You can also set the video quality and recording duration by opening the app settings.

Use Xiaomi Camera App to Record Videos with Screen Off

If you have a Xiaomi phone, the native Camera app on phones running MIUI 13 offers support to record videos with the screen off after 3 minutes of inactivity to save power. You can use this feature to record videos silently without notifying anyone around you. Here's how:

1. Open the Camera app on your Xiaomi device and switch to the Video tab.

2. Expand the hamburger menu at the top and go to the Settings button to configure Camera Settings.

3. Finally, enable the toggle for Shoot with Screen Off to activate this feature.

Bonus Tip: Record Video from the Front and Rear Cameras at the Same Time

Not just recording video with the screen off, there are ways you can record a dual video from your android phone. Follow our guide to record videos from the Front and Rear cameras simultaneously.


Q: How to record video with the screen off on Android phones?

A: Follow the detailed methods in this explainer to record videos with the ‘phone screen off' on Android devices.

Q: Which is the best app to record video with the screen off on Android smartphones?

A: We loved using the Easy Video Recorder app. Check out the detailed steps above to learn to use it.

Q: Can you record a video without anyone knowing?

A: Yes, you can either install third-party apps or use the native Xiaomi camera app to record videos without anyone knowing about it.

Wrapping Up

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Paras Rastogi

Being an Ardent Tech-Enthusiast, Paras is super passionate about new gadgets and technologies since childhood. His passion has developed him to write tech blogs that allow him to help people and make their digital lives easier. When he is not working, you can find him on Twitter.