Whether you want to create a tutorial or simply show your friends a funny video you saw, recording your iPhone screen is an essential skill. It’s easier than you think. Gone are the days when you had to jailbreak your phone or download third-party apps. On iOS 14 and higher, you can record your screen using a built-in feature called Screen Recording.
This article will teach you how you can turn it on and use it to record your screen. These steps were taken on an iOS 15.3.1 device.
Add Screen Recording to Your Control Center
Open the “Settings” app and then select Control Center.
Turn on Access Within Apps if it’s not already enabled.
Scroll down to the “More Controls” section and look for Screen Recording.
Once you press the + button, Screen Recording will appear in the “Included Controls” section.
Swipe down from the top right corner to open Control Center, and you should be able to see the icon for Screen Recording.
Use Screen Recording to Record
Go to the app you want to record and open Control Center.
If you want to record without sound, just tap the icon for Screen Recording once.
If you want to record with sound, tap and hold the icon, and you’ll see more options. Then, tap the Microphone button at the bottom to enable audio recording.
Tap Start Recording, and a 3-second countdown will begin, after which your device will start to record.
Once you finish recording, tap the red icon in the upper-left corner of your screen (upper-right corner on an iPad).
A window will pop up asking you if you want to stop screen recording. Tap Stop if you’re done recording.
A notification will appear from the top telling you the video has been saved to “Photos”.
Keep in mind that you can’t screen record YouTube videos or Netflix because they use DRM to keep their content from being recorded. Additionally, if you have trouble recording your screen, it might be because there’s not enough storage on your device.
Use third-party apps
If you’re using iOS 13 or below, you’ll have to use third-party apps to record your screen. Some popular apps you can use include:
Record It! makes recording your screen and uploading your videos directly to YouTube convenient. Record It! also gives you the option to edit your recorded videos. You can trim, add video filters, and play around with the background color in the app.
A significant downside is that you have to buy the pro version to record videos in 1080p.
Screen Recorder +
If you want to record your screen in 2K and 4K, this is the app you want to download. Screen Recorder + gives you a more comprehensive range of video editing options than your typical screen recording app. You can add audio commentary and FaceCam reactions. If you’re a gamer, this app will be perfect for you.
TechSmith Capture is another excellent screen recording app for iOS 13 or below devices. To begin recording with TechSmith Capture, you first have to create an account on the site. Once you’ve signed up, you’re ready to start recording!
Bela is a journalist that has ghostwritten for popular publications such as MacRumors, 9to5 Mac and AppleInsider. Taking her expertise in covering Apple products and news, she founded Apple Ping to provide users her own inside information about Apple.