In the past, recording your iPhone’s screen was a nearly impossible task. For a very long time, there wasn’t a built-in option to support screen recording on iOS, while Apple refused to allow such third-party apps to appear in the iOS App Store. However, that all changed a couple of years back in iOS 11, so you probably already have access to this feature. Let’s see how you can screen record on your iPhone.
Enable Screen Recordings on Your iPhone
Even though iOS comes with a built-in screen recording capability, this feature is somewhat hidden. Let’s first take a look at how to enable screen recordings on your iPhone.
1. Launch the Settings app. Scroll down and tap on “Control Center.”
2. You’ll now see two groups of features, labeled “Included Controls” and “More Controls.” The ability to record your screen hides in the “More Controls” group unless you have already enabled it.
3. To enable it, tap on the plus icon next to “Screen Recording.” Once you do that, this tool will jump to the “Included Controls” group.
The features/tools located in your “Included Controls” group act as shortcuts that you can access via your phone’s Control Center. They appear in the list in a specific order, indicating how they’ll appear in your Control Center. If you plan to use Screen Recording often, it makes sense to move it to the top to make it easily accessible.
Start Screen Record on Your iPhone
You’ve prepared everything to record your iPhone’s screen. Follow these steps to record your phone’s screen at any given moment.
1. Launch your iPhone’s Control Center by swiping down from the top-right corner of your phone’s screen. If you have an iPhone that comes with a Home button, you need to swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
2. You should be looking at a grid of icons/buttons, including “Screen Recording.” You have two options to use it:
3. If you wish to start a new screen recording session immediately, tap the “Screen Recording” button. After three seconds, the button will turn red, and your recording session will start. You’re free to exit the Control Center and do your thing. Keep in mind that to stop recording, you need to tap the red-colored time indicator and confirm your decision by choosing “Stop.”
4. If you tap and hold the “Screen Recording” button, you’ll get to tweak a couple of options before you start a session. First, check out the microphone icon you’ll see at the bottom, letting you enable or disable your phone’s microphone. If you have an app that can record your screen or apps that can broadcast your screen (such as Discord, for example), this is where you can activate that functionality.
Now that we have shown you how to screen record on your iPhone, to make it more accessible, you can create Siri shortcuts on your iPhone/iPad.