Google Pixel Inbuilt Screen Recorder Is Back – How To Activate? (On Android 10)

Google silently added the screen recording feature again with the January security update but you wont be able to find it anywhere on your Pixel device. In this video am gonna show you how to activate it with an ADB command using your PC however the feature has some bugs so don’t expect it to work 100%. In this video i will test it on Pixel 4 XL and Pixel 3 XL.

Required ADB Command:
adb shell settings put global settings_screenrecord_long_press true

Important links:
The link to download…


  1. I followed all the steps and when I copy in the final code it says command not found. What should I do to fix this?

  2. Hey Bro…can you confirm if it works for after April update..for me it system ui crashing. It used to work perfectly before!

  3. It worked, however when I screen record then stop the screen recording there is a message that pops up saying 'error deleting screen recording'. Anything?

  4. It would be nice if you could at about half speed so you can keep up. Had to rewind about 30 times…

  5. Nice work. Do you know if this feature is available on Android 11 (side load)

  6. Hi did not work for me. I suspect it is with the installation of the drivers. There were two drivers available. I chose the first one. When I try to go back to try the second one, Portable Devices in my Device Manager does not show up. Any suggestions?

  7. Im getting the following error msg..

    C:UsersnatalDocumentsplatform-tools>adb shell settings put global settings_screenrecord_long_press true

    error: device unauthorized.

    This adb server's $ADB_VENDOR_KEYS is not set

    Try 'adb kill-server' if that seems wrong.

    Otherwise check for a confirmation dialog on your device.

    Any advice? ty

  8. It doesn't come up on my pixel 2 xl but the command ran successfully on my laptop

  9. I got the error "error deleting video" when I press stop and the video doesn't save. Any help?

  10. I have a google pixel 2xl and followed all the instructions above. When I go to hold down on screenshot. It doesn't give me options, it just takes a screenshot. The only thing I couldn't find was the usb debugging. My phone doesn't have developers options just reset options. Can you please advise?

  11. mine says error no devices emulators found…. what did I do wrong?

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