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How to: Record Your Windows Phone Screen Easily

Windows Phone screen

Windows Phone screen

Windows Phone 8/8.1 is the third largest Mobile Operating System. The Windows Phone Store is growing fast, but it still lacks some important apps. One of them is a screen recorder. A screen recorder is a program that enables the user to take a motion video of their phone’s screen. It can be used for many reasons such as recording a bug, making a tutorial, recording a mobile game, etc.
On Android and iOS there are many applications to do the same such as BandiCam, etc. However, there is no such application on Windows Phone Store. Microsoft has provided some API help related to the making of such an application. But still, due to some unknown reason, no one has made use of it. Maybe that’s due to limitations on Windows Phone OS.

But one developer “ShanYe” on XDA-forums has reverse engineered the official “Project My Screen” application by Microsoft and has added a screen recording “direct to MP4” feature to it that operates without any external software. In this tutorial, I am going to tell you the exact method to record the screen of your Windows Phone. So please follow me carefully:



  • Windows Phone with Windows Phone 8.1 OS.
  • A Windows PC with Windows 7/8/8.1 OS.
  • Projection Client (click here to download).
  • USB Data Cable.



1. Make sure you have got all the things that are required. Extract the contents from the zip file of Projection Client to the desktop.
2. Connect your Windows Phone to the computer using a data cable.
3. Go to the start screen of your phone.
4. On your computer, open the MyProjectionClient.exe and click on “Device” from the menu and then click on the name of your Windows Phone.
5. Wait for a few seconds, till you get a prompt asking for permission for screen projection. Tap on “Yes”.
6. Now you can see on the Projection Client on your computer that your phone screen is being mirrored on the computer. You can change the orientation by clicking on “Display”.
7. Now click on “Capture” on the menu and then click on “Start capture screen to Video File”.
8. A dialog box will open up asking the name for the video file you want to save the screen recording in. Type a name and click “Save”.
9. The screen recording has begun! To stop the screen recording, click on “Capture” and then click on “Stop capture screen to Video File”.
10. VOILA! You’ve done it!





1. This technique only works on Windows Phone 8.1.
2. The video may be fast forwarded due to some frames missing. This can be easily corrected using a simple video editor.
3. The application only mirrors the video of the phone onto the computer, not the audio.
If the audio is required, you can try using Bluetooth speakers connected to both your phone and the computer.



I totally expect that you would have extreme ease following this tutorial. If you have any questions or suggestion, please post in the comments section. If you record your Windows Phone’s screen by some other method, tell us in the comments below.

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Rachit Singh

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