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Screen Recording on iPhone

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Screen recording is great for learning about gaming, online safety, reminder and technophobes

If you want to capture a video of your iPhone 11’s screen, use the built-in feature of iOS to capture a screen recording. It is like taking a screenshot, but a video. Screen recording seems to be there on several iPhones.

Very handy for teaching people how to do stuff on iPhones ideal for kids, the elderly and technophobes.

What's Screen Recording?

A screen recording is a video of everything you see on your device’s screen, including any actions you take, apps you run, notifications, or otherwise. No cameras are involved. Instead, a screen recording directly takes the data from the screen and turns it into a video file. S screenshot in motion is the best way to describe it.

After capturing the screen recording, you can store it for future use or share it like any other video on your iPhone. Screen recordings are good for; 
Capturing certain games 
Recording errors for troubleshooting, 
Making instructional videos. 

Screen recording won’t work while mirroring your iPhone.

First, Enable the “Screen Recording” Button

To capture a screen recording on your iPhone, you first need to turn on a special “Screen Recording” button in Control Center. (Control Center is the set of quick shortcuts you can access by swiping down from the upper-right corner of your screen.)

To do so, first open Settings by tapping the gear icon.

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Click Screen recording 

In Settings, tap “Control Center.”

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Great for showing people how to set up parental control on the iPhone for internet safety

In Settings, tap "Control Center"

In Control Center settings, scroll down to the “More Controls” list and tap “Screen Recording” (with the plus symbol beside it).

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Screen recording is great for learning gaming, online safety, reminder and techophobes

In Control Center settings, tap "Screen Recording" to add it to the "Included Controls" list.

The “Screen Recording” option will move to the “Included Controls” list. You can tap and drag the items in this list to change their arrangement on the Control Center screen. Once you have the order arranged how you like, exit settings and you are ready for recording.

How to Capture a Screen Recording on iPhone 11

Now, you can take a screen recording. Open Control Center by swiping down from the upper-right corner of the screen (near the battery icon).

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Screen recording is great for learning gaming, online safety, reminder and techophobes


In Control Center, find the Screen Recording button, which looks like a circle within another circle. To record quickly without audio, tap it once. To record with audio, press and hold it.

Tap the "Screen Recording" button in Control Center.

After holding the Screen Recording button for a moment, another screen will pop up. To record with audio, tap the microphone button until it turns red and reads “Microphone On.” Next, select “Start Recording.”

Tap the microphone button, then select "Start Recording."

The screen record function starts a three-second countdown, and when the countdown is complete, the screen record button in Control Center (and the clock in the upper-left corner) will turn red. Your iPhone starts recording everything on the screen as a video. If you enabled the microphone, your iPhone captures audio, so you can narrate what you’re doing.

To stop taking a screen recording, you have two options. Use the Control Center: Open Control Center and tap the Screen Recording button again.

Tap the "Screen Recording" button in Control Center. The screen recording will stop instantly.

The second option is to tap the red clock in the upper-left corner of your screen and select “Stop” in the pop-up dialogue box.

Tap the red time in the upper-left corner, then select "Stop." 

Either way, you will see a confirmation that it saved the screen recording video to the Photos library.

A confirmation on the iPhone reading "Screen Recording video saved to Photos"

To view your screen recording, open the Photos app and tap the recording’s thumbnail, and it will play just like any other video stored on your iPhone. If you’d like, you can use the Photo app’s edit features to trim the video to the desired length. Have fun!

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