How to Record Screen on iPhone

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Screen recording has become a very popular feature over the past few years as it goes beyond the capabilities of regular screen capture. The screen recording feature is great for many reasons. You can use it to train, capture moments and capture videos that you can't download.

Fortunately, Apple adopted the feature with iOS 11, and most iPhone users now have screen recording as a native feature on their phones. This article will show you how to use your iPhone's native screen recording feature and give you some helpful tips along the way.



How to record your screen on an iPhone

Maybe you've searched your phone and looked through the settings for the option to record your screen, but you don't get one. This is because the screen recording feature is hidden in the control center. To use the feature, we first need to add the icon to your control center.

Customize your control center

To record your screen on iOS, you first need to customize the fancy new Control Center. In iOS, the Control Center is a single screen and displays groups of controls.

By default, they let you turn Airplane mode on and off, disconnect Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (though this actually removes those connections for nearby devices but doesn't turn them off completely), control playback music, adjust volume and brightness, and open some tools, including a torch, timer, calculator, and camera.

  1. To customize these panels, go to Parameters then Center de contrôle.
  2. Go to Customize controls. In this menu you will see which controls are currently included.
  3. To remove any of these controls, tap the red icon to the left of the name and click the word Remove that appears on the right.
  4. Sous More controls, tap the green icon to the left of the screen recording and it will jump into the Include list.
  5. You can change the order of this list by using the three lines to the right of each name and dragging and dropping it to the desired position.

Record your screen

Now that the Screen Recording option is in the Control Center, we can start the screen recording. Depending on the iPhone model you're using, you can access Control Center by swiping up from the bottom or swiping down from the top-right corner.



  1. Once you've customized Control Center, a small circular icon will appear when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen. It's the screen recording icon.
  2. Whenever you want to record your screen on iOS, swipe up (or down depending on which iPhone you're using) to open Control Center and tap that screen recording icon. Everything on your screen is now recorded.
  3. While you are recording your screen, a red bar will appear at the top of the screen to let you know that the recording is still in progress.
  4. Once you are done recording your screen, tap that red bar and a pop-up window will appear and you can either tap cancel to continue recording or tap stop to end recording.
  5. The screen recording is saved to your camera roll and can be shared with friends, uploaded to social media, or you can edit it using Clips or iMovie.

As you can see, it is really easy to record your screen on iPhone.


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to more of your questions about recording screen on an iPhone.

Where are my screen recordings saved?

Apple automatically saves your screen recordings to your phone's gallery. All you have to do is open the Photos app, tap Album, then you can scroll to Screen recordings. Here you will see the video you are looking for.


My screen recording button is greyed out. What is happening?

The technology isn't perfect and even the screen recording feature can have issues. The first thing to do is turn your phone off and on again. If it still doesn't cooperate, check your Screen Time settings. Make sure that no time limit is set for the screen recording feature. Finally, check if the screen recording will work for another app. Some apps may detect screen recording and therefore block the functionality.

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