How to Record the Screen of your Android Smartphone or Tablet on your PC (Samsung Galaxy).

If you use a Samsung Galaxy Smartphone, you can record the smartphone screen on your PC through SideSync and Bandicam.

  1. Download/install the "SamSung Flow" or "Samsung SideSync (old)" program.
  2. Connect your PC and Smartphone through USB data cable or Wi-Fi.
    - If you start SideSync, you will see the smartphone screen as shown below:

    How to Record Samsung Galaxy Smartphones.

  3. Start Bandicam, and use the 'Game Recording' mode to record the smartphone screen in high-quality.

    Bandicam, Game Recording Mode

If you use a normal Android smartphone,
you need a capture card and an MHL cable to record the smartphone screen on your PC.

( Hardware Requirements: Smartphone or Tablet (Samsung Galaxy), Capture card, MHL cable )

Android smartphone recording diagram, hdmi

  1. Connect the MHL cable to your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI input on your HDMI capture card.
  3. You are now able to see the smartphone screen on your PC through the 'Device Recording Mode' of Bandicam

Android Smartphone or Tablet Recording Process

How to record a video capture device

  1. Start Bandicam and choose "Device Recording" mode.
  2. Click the "Device Settings" button, and select the device you want to record.
  3. Click the "Format Settings" button, and select the video size, FPS, and color space.
    (If you can't see the screen of the device, install a device driver and select another video size.)
  4. If you can see the screen of the device, click the [ REC ] to start/stop the recording.

To record an external video and audio, please refer to » How to record capture card video and audio.

To record normal Android smartphone, you need a capture card and an MHL cable.

Hardware Capture card (PCI or USB type) MHL Cable Adapter
Image HDMI capture card USB capture card Android MHL cable
Price $10~$200 (Amazon.com) $10~$50 (Amazon.com)

Additional Tips

1. How to Record Mobile Games with Bandicam (BlueStacks)

Bandicam allows you to capture gameplay directly on BlueStacks 5. BlueStacks is a free Android emulator that allows you to run Android applications on Windows and Mac OS PCs.

2. How to Record Your iPhone or iPad Screen on your PC

You can also record an iPhone or iPad screen on your PC.

Device Recording FAQs

If you see an error message that says "Failed to initialize the video capture device,"


If you have a USB capture device,

  • Please plug the device into a USB 3.0 slot.
  • A PCI/PCI-E capture card is usually better than a USB capture card.

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