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How to Record iPhone or iPad Screen Using Built-in Screen Recording

Updated on October 9, 2017
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Max holds a B.S. in mass communications from SIU, an M.A. in communications from U of I, and is pursuing an MBA from Webster University.

Introduction

With the rollout of iOS 11, Apple introduced built-in screen recording functionality for the Apple iPhone and iPad. The Screen Recording feature lets you capture the events that occur on your screen with or without audio, and then saves the video to your Photos app, where it can be accessed similar to any other video you would capture on your iPhone or iPad. Capturing a screen recording of your actions can be a great training device that you can use at work, or share with friends and family to illustrate what you're doing on your device. Before you can use the Screen Recording feature you first have to add it to the Control Center. After adding the feature to the Control Center, you can access the feature through the Control Center.

The built-in screen recording feature for the Apple iPhone and iPad was introduced as part of iOS 11 in 2017.
The built-in screen recording feature for the Apple iPhone and iPad was introduced as part of iOS 11 in 2017. | Source

Steps to Add Screen Recording to Control Center

  1. Tap the "Settings" app on the iPhone or iPad home screen. The Settings window appears.
  2. Scroll down to the third section, and then tap "Control Center." The Control Center screen appears on your device.
  3. Select "Customize Controls." The Customize screen is displayed.
  4. Scroll down to the More Controls section, and then click the green "+" button to the left Screen Recording. Screen Recording will move into the Include section. You've now successfully added the Screen Recording feature to the Control Center, where you can access it.

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Tap to open the "Settings" app on your iPhone or iPad.Select "Control Center" in the Settings window.Choose "Customize Controls."Tap the "+" icon to the left of Screen Recording to move that feature into the Include section.You should automatically see the Screen Recording app shortcut be added to the Include section, which means it will now be available in the Control Center.
Tap to open the "Settings" app on your iPhone or iPad.
Tap to open the "Settings" app on your iPhone or iPad. | Source
Select "Control Center" in the Settings window.
Select "Control Center" in the Settings window. | Source
Choose "Customize Controls."
Choose "Customize Controls." | Source
Tap the "+" icon to the left of Screen Recording to move that feature into the Include section.
Tap the "+" icon to the left of Screen Recording to move that feature into the Include section. | Source
You should automatically see the Screen Recording app shortcut be added to the Include section, which means it will now be available in the Control Center.
You should automatically see the Screen Recording app shortcut be added to the Include section, which means it will now be available in the Control Center. | Source

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How to Use Screen Recording

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access the Control Center on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the "Screen Recording" icon. The Screen Recording icon looks like a bulls eye, with a dot inside of a circle. The Screen Recording icon will turn red, and screen recording begins automatically. Alternatively, if you'd like to record audio in addition to the video, you'll need to press the "Screen Recording" icon to open a 3D Touch menu. Within the menu that appears, tap the "Microphone Audio" icon at the bottom of the menu until it turns red, and then tap "Start Recording" on the screen to begin recording with audio.
  3. Navigate back to the Control Center, and tap the "Screen Recording" icon again after you've completed the actions you wanted to capture on your iPhone screen. The Screen Recording icon will will return to its original white color, and a notification will appear along the top edge of your screen letting you know that a video of your screen recording can be accessed in the Photos app.
  4. Press the "Home" button on your iPhone or iPad to return to your device's home screen.
  5. Tap to open the "Photos" app.
  6. Navigate to the video you captured, and then tap to play the video.

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Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone or iPad home screen to access the Control Center.Tap the "Screen Recording" icon to change the color of the icon from white to red. The feature begins recording your screen automatically after the icon turns red.Alternatively, you can open a 3D Touch menu for recording that will also give you the option to record audio. You'll need to tap the microphone icon until it is red to record audio, and then tap "Start Recording."The microphone icon at the bottom of the 3D Touch menu will be red when it is set to record audio.After you stop recording, the Screen Recording icon will turn white again, and a message appears along the top of your screen, notifying you that the video of your screen recording has been saved to the Photos app.Tap to open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.Navigate to the video associated with the screen recording you just captured.
Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone or iPad home screen to access the Control Center.
Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone or iPad home screen to access the Control Center. | Source
Tap the "Screen Recording" icon to change the color of the icon from white to red. The feature begins recording your screen automatically after the icon turns red.
Tap the "Screen Recording" icon to change the color of the icon from white to red. The feature begins recording your screen automatically after the icon turns red. | Source
Alternatively, you can open a 3D Touch menu for recording that will also give you the option to record audio. You'll need to tap the microphone icon until it is red to record audio, and then tap "Start Recording."
Alternatively, you can open a 3D Touch menu for recording that will also give you the option to record audio. You'll need to tap the microphone icon until it is red to record audio, and then tap "Start Recording." | Source
The microphone icon at the bottom of the 3D Touch menu will be red when it is set to record audio.
The microphone icon at the bottom of the 3D Touch menu will be red when it is set to record audio. | Source
After you stop recording, the Screen Recording icon will turn white again, and a message appears along the top of your screen, notifying you that the video of your screen recording has been saved to the Photos app.
After you stop recording, the Screen Recording icon will turn white again, and a message appears along the top of your screen, notifying you that the video of your screen recording has been saved to the Photos app. | Source
Tap to open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
Tap to open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad. | Source
Navigate to the video associated with the screen recording you just captured.
Navigate to the video associated with the screen recording you just captured. | Source

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