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How to Screen Record on iPhone: A Step-by-Step Guide for You

"If you need to know how to screen record on your iPhone, this step-by-step guide will walk you through the basics. Say goodbye to complicated tutorials - everything you need is here!"

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Published Dec 26, 2022

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

What you'll need: iPhone

  • How do I record my screen on an iPhone?
  • Screen recording on iPhone can help people easily show others how to do something, such as a tutorial.
  • In this article, you will learn how to screen record on an iPhone in a few simple steps.

Screen recording on an iPhone is a great way to capture important information or share something with others. Whether you want to record your screen for educational purposes, demonstrate how a certain app works, or simply show off a cool feature that you discovered, the process of screen recording on an iPhone is relatively simple. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps of how to screen record on an iPhone so that you too can start capturing your favorite moments and sharing them with family and friends. We'll also provide some tips and tricks for getting the best results out of your recordings. So let's get started!

how to screen record on iphone

Screen recording on iPhone is easy and convenient. To begin, simply open the “Control Center” menu by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, then press and hold the recorder icon. This will bring up a popup to start the recording. The video will then be stored in your Camera Roll where it can be accessed at any time.

  1. Open the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of your screen, or swiping down from the top right corner of your screen on an iPhone X series.
  2. Tap Screen Record. If this is your first time using this feature you will be asked to give permission.
  3. Choose whether or not you want to enable microphone audio. This will allow for any audio that comes through the phone's built-in speakers to be included in the recording.
  4. Press Start Recording. A three second countdown will appear before your recording begins.
  5. To stop recording, open the Control Center again and press Stop Recording. The video will then save to Photos app on your device.
Our takeaway

Congratulations! You have learned How to Screen Record on your iPhone. With just a few taps, you now know how to record and share your favorite apps, chats and other activities with ease. We hope this guide has made the task of screen recording stress-free. Now you can capture any precious moment or experience the thrill of sharing a game or tutorial with friends. Have fun but remember: always use the app responsibly!


1. What version of iOS is necessary to screen record on an iPhone?

To be able to screen record on an iPhone, you need iOS 11 or later.

Are there any settings that need to be adjusted before starting a screen recording?

Yes, the Screen Recording option must be enabled on devices running iOS 11/12 or later. To enable this feature, go to your Control Center Settings then tap Customize Controls. You will then see the Screen Recording option which you should add. After it has been added, you can access Screen Recordings through your Control Center by hard pressing the bottom area of your display.

Is it possible to add audio or voiceover recordings while screen recording?

Yes, it is possible to add an audio recording while screen recording. This can be done by enabling the microphone on the iPhone when setting up a new Screen Recording.

How long can the maximum length of a screen recorded video be?

Depending on the device, iPhone users with an iOS 11 or higher are able to screen record for up to 3 minutes at a time. After iOS 12, the recording limit was removed and users can record indefinitely.

Is there a way to edit and trim the recorded content after finishing the recording?

Yes, both iOS and Android have built-in editing tools that allow you to trim your screen recordings after they are finished.

This article was originally published on 26 Dec 2022 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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