Enable screen recording on iPhone

April 17, 2020

iOS 11 onward, iPhone users can capture a video of what's playing on their device's screen through the Screen Recorder feature. It comes in handy in situations where you do not have an option to download a video and thus have to rely on some third-party applications to download a video. Not anymore! We'll show you how to enable screen recording on iPhone with sound using the built-in screen recorder feature.

How to turn on screen recording on iphone?

It's actually quite easy to screen record iPhone and create a video of what you’re watching or scrolling through on your phone. Go through this guide thoroughly to learn how to turn On the screen recording on iPhone.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Scroll down to Control Centre.
  3. Under More Controls locate the Screen Recording option.
  4. Tap the '+' icon next to it.
  5. The feature will be moved under Included Controls.
  6. Access Control Centre by swiping from the top in the middle of the screen.
  7. Choose Screen Recorder and start screen recording iPhone 11.
  8. Tap the Red blob in upper-left corner to stop the recording.
  9. Gently tap the notification on screen to view or delete the recording.

How to get screen recording on iPhone?

Your iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad are equipped with the screen recorder feature that lets you grab the screen or stories you want to tell your viewers. Alongside the screen, the feature also records the iPhone screen with audio.


At first, make sure the screen recorder feature is visible under Control Centre.

For this, open the ‘Settings’ app on your iPhone and tap ‘Control Centre’.

iPhone Screen Recording
iPhone Screen Recording

 Scroll down to the More Controls section and under it locate the Screen Recording option.

Screen Recording Included Controls
Screen Recording Included Controls

When found, tap the + (plus) icon next to the option to move it under the Included Controls section.

Now, bring up Control Centre by swiping down from the top-right of the screen or from the bottom on an iPhone with a Home button.

Screen Recording Icon iPhone
Screen Recording Icon iPhone

You’ll see the ‘Screen Recording’ icon appearing there as a circle with a dot inside it. Tap this to start recording.

A three-second countdown will begin and everything on the screen will be recorded.

While you're recording, there will be a red blob around the time in the status bar. Press it to end the recording. Confirm your action to stop recording, when prompted. If this action fails, bring up the Control Centre and press the record button again.

View Screen Recording
View Screen Recording

Once done, your screen recording video will be saved in Photos. You can access and edit it by accessing the app.

Delete Screen Recording
Delete Screen Recording

You can tap the notification on your iPhone HomeScreen to view or delete the recording directly.

Note - Some apps might not allow you to record audio. Also, you can't record your screen and use screen mirroring at the same time.

Thus, in a few simple steps, you can record the iPhone screen using the iOS screen recorder feature.

My iPhone doesn't record the in-app audio

Now that we are done with the steps that guide us about how to record screen, let's see how to screen record with in-app audio, if you hear no sound, alongside the video.

Simply long-press the Screen recorder and tap on the mic icon at the bottom to enable it.

Enable Microphone iPhone
Enable Microphone iPhone

When enabled, your iPhone will record the in-app audio as well as and anything caught on the microphone.

Please note, for some video calling apps, like Zoom or FaceTime, only the video and not the audio call portion of it will be recorded.

Hope this helps!

Source - Apple.


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