How To Screen Record On iPhone

How to Screen Record on iPhone? (Detailed Guide)

Taking a video of the screen of your iPhone is now easier than ever on an iPhone. You can easily record and save your favorite clips, strategies you learned for games on youtube, recipes you might want to save, things you want to share with your colleagues, and much more. You can also record your voice along with recording the screen. In this article, I will walk you through steps on how to screen record on iPhone and how to turn on the microphone while recording the screen.

How to Screen Record on iPhone? – Complete Guide

How to add a screen record button in the control center:

Step 1: Go to the settings option on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on Control Center.

Tap on Control Center.

Step 3: The next step is to find the Screen Recording section and for that you need to scroll down.

Step 4: Select the green “+” icon on the left side of Screen Recording.

Select the Screen recording option

The Screen Recording option will be added to your control center.

Select the Screen recording option

How to record Screen Record on iPhone?

Step 1: Go to the page which you wanna record.

Step 2: Swipe from top to bottom on the top right side of your screen to open control center, or swiping up from the bottom if you have an iPhone with a home button.

Step 3: Tap the screen recording option which is a solid circle inside a hollow circle.

 Tap the screen recording option

Including the microphone: If you want to include the microphone, tap and hold the screen recording option and you will see a button for the microphone on/off.

button for the microphone on
button for the microphone off

Step 4: The screen recording button will start a 3-second countdown. Close the control center, when the countdown ends, it will give audio feedback and start recording.

Screen recording countdown

Step 5: After finishing screen recording, select the red button in the top left corner.

Stop Screen Recording

Step 6: Tap on “stop recording”

Tap on stop recording

The iPhone will give you a notification that the screen recording is saved to photos. 

How to Trim the screen recording?

Step-by-step guide on how to trim the screen recording:

Step 1: Go to photos.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Screen Recordings” under “Media Types.”

trim the screen recording

Step 3: Select the screen recording you want to trim.

Select the screen recording

Step 4: Select the edit button in the top right corner. 

Select the edit button in the top right corner

Step 5: There are sliders on either side of the timeline next to the play button. If you want to trim from the beginning, slide the arrow on the left side toward the right side. If you want to trim the video at the end, slide the arrow on the right side towards the left side.

trim the video

Step 6: If you want to see the results before saving, you can select the play button to preview.

Step 7: Select the “done” button.

Select the done button.

Step 8: Tap on “Save Video.”

Tap on Save Video

Your screen recording will be saved.


Now you know the easiest way to record screens on your iPhone. One thing to keep in mind is that the screen recording doesn’t work with OTT apps and streaming apps such as Netflix, and Prime Video. It also doesn’t work with music streaming apps such as Apple Music and Amazon Music.


How to record screen on iPhone 11?

The steps mentioned above are the same for any iPhone with iOS 11 and above. You can use them to record screens on iPhone 11.

Why is my screen recording not working?

Make sure that you have enough space to record the screen on your iPhone and make sure that you’re not recording from streaming apps/music apps. 

Why is my screen recording icon not showing?

Your screen recording icon might not be showing because you haven’t added it to the control center. Follow the “How to add a screen record button in the control center” section of this article.

Where do you find screen recordings?

You can find screen recordings in the photos app, the most recent screen recording will be first in the recent album, rest of the iPhone screen recordings will be in the “screen recordings” album under “media types.”

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