How To Record Your iPhone’s Screen In iOS 11

Being able to record your iOS device’s screen isn’t entirely new, though until recently, it was something that was limited to jailbroken devices, barring a couple solutions that managed to sneak their way onto the App Store and were subsequently taken down.

With the announcement of iOS 11, however, screen-recording jailbreak tweaks and apps officially lived out their usefulness, as the coveted capability has been built right into the newest iteration of Apple’s mobile OS. Content creators and mobile game enthusiasts have been waiting for this feature for quite some time now, and while screen capture was previously possible, even without jailbreak, one had to jump through quite a few hoops for it, with users needing to connect their devices to a Mac. Now, everything can be done right from the comfort of your iPhone or iPad with nothing more than a single tap within the Control Center.

The screen recording option isn’t visible by default, though. You needn’t worry, though, as we’re going to walk you through the entire process, from adding the option to the Control Center to capturing videos of your screen.

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Open the Settings app and select Control Center.

2. Scroll down to find the Screen Recording toggle and tap the green “+” to its left to add it to the Control Center. You can change the placement of the toggle within the Control Center by dragging it up and down the list above.

3. Now, whenever you want to start recording your screen, simply, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to invoke the Control Center and tap the Screen Recording toggle. You can also hold down on the toggle to choose whether or not you want Microphone Audio to be recorded as well.

4. When recording starts, you’ll see a blue timer along the top edge of the screen. Once you’re done recording, you can tap this blue bar followed by the Stop Recording option to save the video to Photos. Alternatively, you can drag the Control Center back up and tap the Screen Recording toggle once again.

5. To immediately jump into the Photos app and view your recording, simply tap the notification that follows.

Note that the blue timer does disappear in fullscreen apps, so you might have to return to the Home screen or drag the Control Center back up to stop recording. For those looking to record some gameplay, yes, system sounds are recorded. For voice overs, you will have to turn on the Microphone Audio option mentioned above.

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Sameed Khan

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