How to Screen Record Protected Apps [3 Simple Ways]

Isabella Garcia Isabella Garcia Updated on Oct 25 , 2022 Tag:

RecMaster’s new guide on how to screen record protected apps easily on your PC and mobile phone.

If you want to want to get a video from a site that doesn’t offer a download button, you can try recording a video. But in the process, you may encounter a restricted application and then find that the video recording is just a black screen.

Don’t worry! This article will show you 3 simple ways to get around the restrictions of these blocked and protected applications. In other words, record the protected videos. While recording the protected contents, a black screen problem may occur. It’s usually because the video contains sensitive information or an application that contains paid course content, or copyrighted material. Now let’s learn how to screen record protected apps to bypass the restrictions.

How to Screen Record Protected Apps


Way 1: Using the Screen-Sharing feature in Zoom

Zoom is not only a popular online video conferencing platform. It also allows you to share your computer desktop or cell phone screen. You can share your entire screen or a portion of your screen with another device. In other words, you can record your screen on your mirror device. This will be very effective to bypass the protection of some programs.

  • If you are an iOS user, you can find the button named Share Content in the Zoom meeting control.
  • For Android, Windows, Mac, or Linux users, this button is named Share Screen.

Once you have successfully cast the video onto another device. You can easily use a screen recorder to capture the video or take a screenshot.

Way 2: Using screen recorder apps to screen record protected apps

Aside from projecting video onto another device, there is actually another easy way to record protected apps. Also, pick a reliable screen recording software. Some system-built-in screen recording tools or plug-ins are convenient. But they have limited features. And may not work when capturing some special programs.

Below we will recommend several popular and reliable screen recorders for you, both for computers and cell phones.

Desktop video recording software:

OBS: This is a free and open-source screen recording tool and also supports live streaming. It supports multiple operating systems but requires high computer performance. If you are a novice, you may need to spend some time learning it. Because it has a complicated main page and features.

RecMaster: It is a paid and affordable screen recorder and video editor for Windows and Mac. It has a simple interface and is easy to use. This cost-effective software is suitable for both novices and professionals. RecMaster helps you to screen record the protected apps.

Bandicam: It is one of the most popular paid screen recorders.  You are allowed to record videos smoothly and easily. But this software does not support macOS. And it is more expensive than some other screen recorders on the market.

Screen recorder apps for Android:

AZ Screen Recorder: It is one of the most well-known Android screen recorder apps. AZ Screen Recorder offers a lot of customization and settings to record your phone screen. If you want to use some advanced features, you need to unlock them by paying for them.

Rec. (Screen Recorder): Rec. has a nice and simple user interface that helps you to record an hour of video or audio on your Android device. It also provides users with a countdown timer and enables you to screen record the protected apps.

Super Screen Recorder: A completely free but powerful screen recorder for Android devices. This video recorder even has an annotation tool. It allows you to add real-time annotations.

Way 3: Install a restricted app on virtual space to screen record protected apps

In addition to the two simple methods we described above, another possible measure is to run protected programs in virtual space. This method is available for cell phone users.

First, you need to download and install DisableFlagSecure on your phone. Next, find and install the latest version of the Xposed Tai-Chi apk on your phone. This app allows you to run apk (android app file) as a plugin in virtual space, thus allowing operations such as screen recording.

After that, you need to open the Tai-Chi application. Select Manage Modules, and check the checkbox for DisableFlagSecurity. On the Tai-Chi menu, pick Create Application and choose the application you wish to take screenshots or screen record protected apps.

When you have finished the previous steps, the Tai-Chi application will automatically uninstall the original application. You will find the word Ready to install next to the application. Just click on it and start the installation. After the installation is finished, you are allowed to launch the protected application. It’s time to choose the best screen recorder to record videos.


Any of the above methods will be able to help you solve the problem. But we prefer you to choose a reliable recording tool, such as RecMaster. The other two methods are both feasible, but more complicated to operate. Now you can try to use the 3 simple ways to screen record protected apps.

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Isabella Garcia

Isabella Garcia

Isabella Garcia is an experienced editor for RecMaster, She currently concentrates on writing articles about gameplay recordings and also, How-to guide to regular recordings. Her article aims to provide users with more instructive information.

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