How to Screen Record on Your iPhone or iPad

If you’ve always wondered how people record their screen activity, then this article is for you. Whether you’re a professor who needs a way to share iOS recordings with your students or perhaps you just want a way to record an Instagram clip, today’s tutorial will show you how to screen record from your iPhone both through the control center and also with third-party apps. All you need is either an iPhone or iPad with iOS 11. If you don’t have iOS 11, be sure to back up your phone and upgrade before starting this tutorial.

Once you’ve installed iOS 11, navigate to the Control Center within your phone’s Settings and tap on Customize Controls.

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screen recording iphoneOnce here, you’ll be able to add more buttons to appear within the Control Center. Simply tap on Screen Recording and this will add it to the main Control Center on your iPhone or iPad. This will allow you to access Screen Recording by simply swiping up on your iPhone’s home screen.  

screen recording iphoneNow for the fun part. To start screen recording on your iPhone or iPad, first, open up the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of your phone. You should see the newly added Screen Recording button.

screen recording iphoneTap on the Screen Recording button and you’ll then notice a red countdown bar at the top of your phone’s screen. You’ll see a three-second countdown and then all your phone’s screen activity will be recorded. Once you’ve done recording, tap the red bar on the top of the screen and the option to stop recording will pop up. Each video recorded through the Screen Recording feature will automatically be saved to your camera roll.

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Are there any apps to screen record your iPhone or iPad?

Yes – there are quite a few, and all of them come with a plethora of different functionality. Here are a few of our favorites.

iOS Screen Recorder – this app allows you to easily record your phone screen on your computer. You can record audio as well as mirror your phone in HD. This app is great for presentations, education, and gaming

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Voila – a flexible screen capturing app that allows you to record everything and anything on your phone’s screen. This app also comes equipped with a variety of image editing and annotation tools. Also, you can seamlessly share your recordings via FTP, YouTube, Mail, Evernote, Google Drive, Dropbox and more.

voilaDisplay Recorder – a robust screen capturing app that records high-quality H264 mp4 video. It also records audio and supports on-device YouTube uploading and is equipped with adjustable video orientation and quality settings.

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As you can see, there are a number of ways to screen record on your iPhone or iPad. iOS 11 supports screen recording through a built-in screen recorder in the OS, which should be more than sufficient for most screen recording applications. However, if you need a higher quality video or additional editing options, consider downloading one of the apps listed above. Hopefully, this tutorial has been helpful – happy screen recording!

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