How to Record Screen on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Just like taking screenshots, recording your iPhone screen can be useful in many different situations, such as when you want to capture something that you’re watching or a clip from a game you’re playing, or even a how-to tutorial for someone. The great part is that screen recording with sound or without it is a built-in option from iOS 11 onwards. Let me walk you through the quick steps.

Add Screen Recording to the Control Center

Before you start, you need to enable a screen recording option, and then you can access screen recording. Here’s how to do it!

  1. Open the Settings on iPhone
  2. Tap on Control Center.
  3. Now, tap on Customize Controls. Open Settings Tap on Control Center and Tap on Customize Controls
  4. Scroll down and tap on the green ‘plus‘ button next to Screen Recording. The Screen Recording control will now be visible under the INCLUDE section. Add Screen Recording Option to Control Center on iPhone

How to Record Screen on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

  1. Swipe down from the top right corner to bring down Control Center in iPhone X or later or iPad with iOS 12 or later. On iPhone SE 2020, iPhone 8 Plus or earlier, you need to swipe up.
  2. Tap the Screen Record button to start recording.
    Once you hit the button, a countdown begins, and the feature will start capturing your device screen after three seconds. Open Control Center and Tap on Screen Record to Start Screen Recording
  3. To stop recording, you need to tap on the red bar. From the pop-up, tap on the Stop button. Your screen recording video is saved to the Photos app on your iPhone. Stop Screen Recording on iPhone By default, all the internal sounds on your device will be included in your screen recording

If you don’t want to include unnecessary notification sounds, you can turn on Do Not Disturb mode before starting the recording. Further, you can also include external sounds in your screen recording, as described below.

How to Record Screen with Sound on iPhone and iPad

  1. First, open the Control Center, long-press the Screen Record icon.Touch and Hold Screen Recroding in Control Center on iPhone
  2. Tap the microphone button and then tap “Start Recording.” The 3-second countdown will begin. Turn On Microphone and Start Record Screen with Sound on iPhone

This will include both external and internal sounds from within the device. If you want to turn off internal sounds, you can mute the volume on your device, and no sounds will emanate.

Finally, keep in mind that when you make a screen recording with external sound, the microphone will stay turned on the next time you record your screen unless you again access the pop-up options and turn it off.

How to Record iPhone Screen on Mac using QuickTime

  1. Launch QuickTime on your Mac and then connect your device to the computer using the USB cable. Launch QuickTime App on Mac
  2. Now, click on File from the QuickTime menu bar and select New Movie Recording. Click on File from QuickTime Menubar and Then Click on New Movie Recording
  3. Check out the record-screen controls with a red record button. Click on the arrow button next to the recording button and select “Maximum.” Select Maximum Under Quality in Screen Recording Control
  4. Next, you need to click on the downward arrow next to the red record button. Click on Dropdown Arrow in QuickTime App on Mac
  5. Then, choose your device from the drop-down list. Now, your iOS device will appear on the Mac screen.Select iPhone from Dropdown Menu on MacView iPhone Screen on Mac
  6. Next up, click on the record button to kick-start the process. Click on Record Button to Start iPhone Screen Recording on Mac
  7. After you have recorded the screen, click on the stop icon at the top-right of the screen. Click on Stop Button to Stop iPhone Recording Screen on iPhone
  8. Finally, save the file at the desired location. Save iPhone Screen Recording on Mac

That’s all!

Summing Up 

It’s pretty easy to record your iPhone screen, so try out this feature and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. You can also troubleshoot screen recording if it’s not working for you.

Suraj is a digital marketing expert on the iGB's team. He contributes to the social media section along with tips and tricks for iPhone, Apple Watch. Apart from blogging, he likes to work out as much as he can in his gym and love to listening to retro music.