How to Screen Record on an iPhone

Screenshots and screen recordings are great ways to capture content on the phone directly. iPhones have a screen recording facility provided by iOS 11 and later versions. Today let’s take a look at how to screen record on iPhone.

How to screen record using default screen recorder on iPhone

The Control center acts as a quick access menu for iPhone. You can access the control center by swiping down the screen from the top (swiping up the screen in older versions). The control center offers you some apps and settings which can be accessed instantly. You can add a screen recording option to the control center and start recording from there. Here is how to do it in a couple of quick easy steps.

Step 1. Go to Settings

Step 2. Open “Control Center”

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Step 3. Go to “Customize controls”.

Now you will be in the “Customize” menu. A list of options/apps which are available already at your control center would be shown on the top. On the bottom, you will be shown a list of Apps that you can add to the control center.

Step 4.  Find the “Screen recording” app and click on the Plus icon in front of it to add it to the control center.

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Now Screen recording option has been added to your control center. When you open the control center you will be shown the screen recording icon. Now follow the steps below to start recording your iPhone screen.

Step 5. Open control center.

Step 6. Click on the screen record icon.

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You will be given a three-second countdown before the screen recording starts.

When the recording is started you can see the recording timer on the top left corner of the screen.

Step 7. To end the recording, open the control center again and click on the recording button and you will get a notification saying that the recording has ended and it has been saved in your camera roll.

How to Screen record on iPhone with sound

Video guide on how to screen record on your iPhone

Screen recording options

The default iPhone screen recorder does not offer many options. You can open the options menu for screen recording by tapping and holding the screen record icon on the quick access menu. It will open the screen recording options.

Turn your mic on: you can use your mic on your iPhone while recording the screen. When this option is enabled all the sounds in your environment will be recorded with the screen record. This is a great way to create demonstration videos.

How to find screen record videos on iPhone

By default, the recorded videos can be accessed through the camera roll app. The recorded videos are instantly saved to camera roll and you can view them from there.

How to screen record using  third party app on iPhone with sounds

If you do not like the default screen recorder you can use another app from the apps store to record videos. There are a ton of apps available for screen recording and they offer various kinds of options and settings for you to screen record. Let’s take a look at some of the popular apps available right now.

Record it!

Record it is a popular app that is used by lots of iPhone users. This recorder has a built-in video editor to edit your screen record videos. Also, you can select the video quality to record the screen records. But the best feature of this recorder is that you can open the front camera of the iPhone and start recording your face while recording the screen. This option is unique to this recorder.

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This recorder is great because of its easy-to-use interface and high-quality video. You record and share videos easily using this app.

Screen recorder: live stream

Screen recorder Livestream is another widely used recorder app. This app is available for all kinds of apple devices. It can be used on iMac, iPhone, and iPad. The best thing about this app is that this app can live stream your screen record in real-time. This app supports streaming platforms such as youtube, Facebook, and twitch. If you are an online streamer this would be the best app for you to use. By using this app you can stream the video on multiple platforms at once.

DU recorder

DU recorder is a very special recording app because of its set of editing tools. You can record and edit all the videos in-app. DU recorder offers video editing tools such as filters, trimmer, speed control. So you do not need to worry to edit the video from another app.

Screen Recorder +

Screen recorder+ is another special video recorder app since it offers the capability to record screen videos in 2K and 4K resolutions. This app also includes a built-in video editor.

Reaction cam

Reaction cam is more of a face recorder than a screen recorder. But it is great to record your reaction to the stuff on your phone. The reaction cam app will give you the ability to go to youtube and record a reaction video to a youtube video.

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