How to Record Video While Playing Music on iPhone and Android: Make Your Content On The Go!

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To record a video while playing music in the background, use Instagram or Snapchat. First, start playing the music. Then, open the app and record the video from it. Once done, save the video. The method works both on Android & iOS.

If you have ever wished to play songs on your smartphone and record video at the same time then this tutorial is for you. Whenever I am on a road trip, I get the urge to play some cool soundtrack and capture the beautiful landscape to have a breathtaking video.

But as we all know as soon as we press that record button on the camera app in our smartphone’s the music stops automatically. But worry no more, as I will share ways to get around it and record video while playing music on iPhone and Android.

Record Video While Playing Music

If you are an Instagram or a Snapchat user then this is going to be really easy and quick for you. Well, you might also kick yourself for not knowing this till now.

In case you do not have these apps, download and install any one of the two from the respective app store, either Apple Store or Play Store.

Play Music First

First, start playing the desired song from your phone’s music app you want to have in your video.

Now, open the camera app that you want to record the video with. Music playing in the background will be recorded as a soundtrack in your video.

Using Snapchat

If you are using Snapchat, here are the steps:

  1. Long tap the Capture button or you can even record video without hands on Snapchat.
  2. Once the recording is done, you may also add text and filters if desired. You can even add two filters at once on Snapchat.
  3. At last, tap on Save at the bottom left of the screen to the right of the Mute button.
Record Video While Playing Music on iPhone

Using Instagram

If you are using Instagram, here are your steps:

  1. you can use two options: either you can record a video from Instagram Story or upload a new post and select Video. In both the cases, just play the desired music track on your smartphone you want in the video.
  2. Under Story screen, long tap on the Capture button at the bottom center. After recording the video you may draw, add text or filters if desired.
  3. Finally, tap on Save at the top.

Where To Find Your Recorded Video With Music

In both the cases, the video with the Music you played will be stored in your phone’s Gallery or Camera roll.

After this, you can always share it on your favorite social media platform.


How do you add background music to a video?

To add background music to a video, use Instagram or Snapchat. Start the music and record the video from either of these apps. This works on Android & iPhone.

Is there an app that you can add music to a video?

An app that you can add music to a video exists and it’s called Instagram. Simply start the music on your phone, open Instagram, and record a video from it. Your video will have background music.

Wrapping Up

Yes, my friend, it is that simple.

Snapchat and Instagram don’t stop the music played on your phone while recording the video. You can leverage this feature to record videos and play songs at the same time on your smartphone. Just make sure that the music is playing while you are recording video.

We hope you like this simple and easy trick. Do share it with your friends to help them out as well.

Which method do you use to record video while playing music?

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Hemant Mendiratta

Hemant Mendiratta is a passionate tech blogger, avid gamer, and social media guru who keenly monitors useful apps and gadgets. He is the ideator of our Instagram tool StoryHoot which allows watching Instagram stories anonymously. You can connect with him on: Facebook, Twitter.

11 thoughts on “How to Record Video While Playing Music on iPhone and Android: Make Your Content On The Go!”

  1. The only way I find to have background music while I am recording is Telegram. I like to record video in Instagram but this app has own songs but I want to have my favorite songs, how can I do it? I am not able to have my youtube open and record on instgram. Please advise

  2. Do the videos recorded have sound? I can hear my accompaniment while recording, but the video replay is silent in Instagram. I need to play background music, sing a song, and record my voice.

  3. This covers video but not audio alone – how can I record Android audio at the system level, so working in any app I use to play the audio, please?


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