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How to Screen Record on iPhone?

Screen Recording refers to a video that captures all the activities occurring on the screen. It is mostly used to teach someone how to use a specific app or feature, record a gaming tutorial, video calls or conferences, and much more. To capture screen recording for any of the above-stated reasons, iOS offers a built-in screen recorder tool for its users to perform this task efficiently.

This post will discuss all approaches to screen record on iPhone.

How to Screen Record on iPhone?

This section enlists all approaches to screen recording on iPhone:

Let’s start with the built-in screen recorder tool.

Method 1: Screen Record on iPhone Using Built-in “Screen Recorder”

iPhone offers a built-in “Screen Recorder” tool that can be used to capture screen recordings with and without audio. By default, it captures all the screen activities without audio because its microphone feature is off. However, the user can turn it on manually to perform the screen recording tasks with audio depending on the requirements.

This section covers the practical implementation of the “Screen Recorder” tool in both ways(with or without audio).

First start with the “Screen Recorder” default settings which record screen activities without audio.

How to Screen Record on iPhone Without Audio?

Follow the below-given steps of instructions to capture screen recording on iPhone without audio using the built-in “Screen Recorder” tool.

Step 1: Enable Screen Recorder

First, open the “Settings” of your iPhone, search for the “Control Center” option, and open it. From the opened menu, navigate to the “MAIN CONTROLS” section, search for the built-in “Screen Recording” application, and click on the “” green plus symbol:

After doing this, the “Screen Recording” app will be included in the “INCLUDED CONTROLS” section. This section allows the users to access the added useful controls instantly:

Step 2: Turn on the Screen Recording Application

Now, swipe down the top-right corner of the iPhone to access the “Control Center”, and search the “Screen Recording(a circle surrounded by another circle)” icon to turn it on: 

After clicking on the “Screen Recording” icon the “three-second countdown” will be started:

When the countdown is finished, the screen recording without audio will be started. Its icon’s colour will be changed to “red” which confirms that it has been started:

Step 3: Stop Screen Recording

Once the screen recording is completed, hit the red “status bar” shown at the top of the iPhone screen, or click on the red “Screen Recording” icon to stop it:

Step 4: Confirmation of Screen Recording

A successful notification will pop up on the iPhone screen after stopping the screen recording that verifies the screen recording has been saved to the “Photos” application:

Step 5: Open Screen Recording

Lastly, open the “Photos” app and navigate to the “Recent” albums which contain all media types. In this album, search for the screen recording to perform different operations on it like editing, sharing, moving, and much more:

Moreover, the “Photos” app also contains different “Media types” folders that contain media according to their types. Among these folders, there is a “Screen Recordings” folder that keeps all the screen recordings: 

Tap on the “Screen Recordings” folder and open the required screen recording video:

How to Screen Record on iPhone With Audio?

This section utilizes the “Screen Recorder” tool along with its “Microphone” feature to capture screen recordings with audio by following the given steps of instructions. 

Step 1: Access Microphone to Record Screen Audio

Firstly, access the “Screen Recording” icon from the “Control Center” and then press it for a few seconds. It will pop up a “Screen Recording” menu and a “Microphone” icon at the centre of the screen:

Step 2: Start Screen Recording and Turn on the Microphone 

Next, click on the “Microphone” icon to enable it and tap on the “Start Recording” option from the menu to start the screen recording with audio:

After clicking the “Start Recording” option, the three-second countdown will start. When the three seconds countdown is finished the screen recording will be started with audio and its icon will be turned to “red”:

Step 3: Stop Screen Recording

When the screen recording is done, click on the red “status bar” at the top of the iPhone screen, or the red “Screen Recording” icon to stop it like the “Screen Recording Without Audio” section:

Step 4: Verification of Screen Recording

Clicking on the red “Screen Recording” button, a notification will pop up on the top of the screen which ensures that the screen recording video has been saved to the “Photos” application:

Step 5: Open Screen Recording

Lastly, to open the screen recording with audio navigate to the “Photos” app and search it in the “Recent” or the specific “Screen Recordings” album. This step is practically performed in the above “Screen Recording Without Audio” section. 

How to Share Your Screen Recording on iPhone?

The most common operation to perform on screen recording video is sharing with others via email, social media, text message, or many other mediums. To achieve this functionality, follow the given steps of instructions.

Step 1: Select Specific Screen Recording

Firstly, select the specific screen recording from the “Screen Recordings” album of the “Photos” app. To do so, the user can utilize the “select” option or tap on the specific screen recording:

If the specific screen recording video is selected by clicking on the “select” option, a “Share” icon will appear at the bottom left corner of the iPhone screen:

However, if the targeted screen recording is selected by tapping on it then a menu will pop up from the bottom of the screen that contains the “Share” option. Click on the “Share” button to continue the sharing process:

Step 2: Choose Sharing Medium

Next, select the sharing medium to share the selected screen recording video from the menu that pops up upon clicking the “Share” button:

Step 3: Share Screen Recording

Lastly, share the selected screen recording video through the selected sharing medium. In this scenario, “WhatsApp” is selected.

Method 2: How to Screen Record on iPhone Using a Third-Party App?

The iPhone “App Store” offers a wide range of free third-party screen recording applications that help to capture screen recordings as well as their editing. These third-party applications include “Record it!”, “Screen Recorder-RecPro”, “Screen Recorder – Livestream”, “Screen Recorder Pro⋆” and much more.

This section practically utilizes the widely used “Record it!:: Screen Recorder” tool to capture screen recordings with audio and edit them as required. 

Step 1: Install the Screen Recorder App

First, install the “Screen Recorder” application using the iPhone “App Store”, or to perform this operation on macOS, follow the provided “App Store” link:

The installation of the “Screen Recorder” app will be completed in a few seconds.

Step 2: Open Screen Recorder

Once the installation is completed, navigate to the iPhone “App Library” or the home “Menu” to open the installed “Record it!” screen recorder app:

Step 3: Start Screen Recording

When the application is opened, click on the highlighted “start” icon to start the screen recording with audio:

The starting icon pops up a small “Screen Recording” menu and a “Microphone” icon at the center of the screen. By default, the “Microphone” is “on” that records the screen recording video with audio. Click on the “Start Broadcast” option to start screen recording:

After clicking the “Start Recording” option, the “three-second countdown” will start:

When the three-second countdown is finished the screen recording will be started with audio, and the “Screen Broadcast” icon colour will be turned to “red”. Moreover, a “red” status bar will also be shown at the top left corner of the iPhone screen that ensures the screen recorder is on:

Step 4: Stop Screen Recording

When the screen recording is done, click on the “Stop Broadcast” option from the menu to stop it:

Upon stopping the screen recording video, it will open up on the new screen that contains a menu at its end. Click on any of the required options from this menu. For instance, “Video Editor” is selected to edit the screen recording:

Step 5: Edit Screen Recording Video

Now, the captured screen recording will open on the “Record it!” built-in editor that contains multiple editing options. Click on the “Trim” option at the bottom left corner of the editing screen to trim it:

Hold and drag the “slider” to cut a specific clip from this screen recording video and then hit the “tick” icon:

The trimmed video clip from the screen recording is now again open on the editing screen. Click on the “Save” option at the top right corner of the screen to save it:

The “Save” button will save the trimmed screen recording in the “My Recordings” folder of the “Record it!” app, not in the iPhone’s local storage.

Step 6: Export Screen Recording

To export the screen recording in iPhone local storage, tap on the desired screen recording video from the “My Recordings” folder:

The selection of the screen recording video opens up the “Share Recording” window. Choose the location where you want to export this video. In this scenario “Camera Roll” is selected:

Once all is done, the “Share Recording” will show a confirmation message that the specified video has been saved to the iPhone “Videos” folder successfully:

Step 7: Verification

For more verification navigate to the “Videos” folder of the iPhone from the “Photos” app:

Open the “Videos” folder and you will see that the captured screen recording will present in it: 

 That is all about screen recording on an iPhone.

Conclusion

To screen record on an iPhone, first, enable its built-in “Screen Recorder” tool from the “Settings” and then access it through the “Control Center”. Once it is accessed, click on it to start the screen recording without audio by default. When the screen recording is done again click on its “red” colored icon to stop the screen recording. 
If the user wants to perform the above-defined task with audio, then hold the “Screen Recorder” icon and turn on its “Microphone” feature from the opened menu. In addition, the user can also perform the screen recording operation on an iPhone with the help of third-party applications. This post has demonstrated all ways to screen record on an iPhone.

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