Record Your iPhone’s Screen

Record Your iPhone's Screen with Audio in iOS 11

Apple’s WWDC centerpiece presentation for us was iOS 11, and it didn’t disappoint. The latest iteration of the tech giant’s venerable mobile operating system has been partly redesigned. It comes with a ton of new features that its users were only able to dream about in previous versions. One of those new features is native screen recording.

Fully revamped Control Center and App Store major enhancements were in the forefront during iOS 11’s introduction. Many smaller but still significant improvements didn’t get as much attention as they deserved. Especially iOS 11’s native Screen Recording tool.

The native screen recording importance is arriving for the iPhone cannot be understated. Recording your iPhone’s screen on previous iOS versions either relied on paid third-party apps such as frustrating side loaded apps, glitchy jailbreak tweaks, or a laborious process requiring your Mac computer.

With the arrival of iOS 11 all that has finally changed. You can now record your screen as easily as accessing an app or browsing the web. Keep on reading, if you would like to learn more about how to enable and use this awesome feature on Apple’s newest iOS.

Step 1

Add the Screen Recording Shortcut

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The Screen Recording tool such as Flashlight tool doesn’t have an app, just a control option for the Control Center. Tap on Control Center first, head over to your iPhone’s Settings. Then tap on Control Center. Scroll down to find the Screen Recording control from there. Tap on the green “plus” icon to add it onto the Control Center.

Step 2

Start Recording Your Screen

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You will now see the Screen Recording toggle, once if you add the Screen Recording control tile in the Settings. You can click on whenever you want to record your screen. Simply do 3D Touch on the control tile or perform a long press, if you want your screen recording to have audio. It opens its own control window. Click on the mic icon on the bottom to toggle audio on or off.

Stop Your Video Recording

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To start a screen recording tap on the Screen Recording option in the Control Center, or long press, or 3D Touch on it and press “Start Recording.” You can do the same thing to stop recording. Tap on the Screen Recording option, or long press or 3D Touch on it and press “Stop Recording.” You can alternatively click on the blue recording indicator in the status bar to stop it. All apps doesn’t show the status bar that to especially in games.

You will get a notification that you can click on to quickly view the video in the Photos application once you stop recording.

Edit Your Video

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Simply select the editing icon next to the trash bin to edit your video. Just click and hold on one of the black arrows on either side of the frame viewer, and move it inward to trim your video. The yellow cropping indicator shows up to help you see better. By tapping on the play button in the bottom center, you can preview the video anytime.

Select “Save as New Clip” by clicking on “Done” in the bottom right to save it, once if you are satisfied with the video’s length. You don’t have to worry about losing the original screen recording as this won’t overwrite the current clip.

Obviously, the iPhone’s screen recording feature needs further polish before it’s released in the wild as iOS 11 is still in its beta stages. One tweak we would like for Apple to apply would be for the Control Center to exit automatically once Screen Recording is started.


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