Apple now has a screen-recording function built into your iPhone’s operating system, and its really simple to use. If you’re wondering why you’d want to record your phone’s screen, there are loads of great reasons. Some people like to record their screen while playing a game to allow them to share some awesome footage a manoeuvre or of the level they have reached, or some use it as a great way to record a part of the conversation or video conference when using facetime. As a technician, I have found the best use of screen recording is when i am assisting a user who is struggling to work out how to use a function on their iPhone or is having a certain issue. Screen recording allows me either see the issue first hand or take a video myself on my iPhone and send them a video with steps to help resolve the issue.
First, in order to have the screen recording function available to you make sure your iPhone is running the latest version of Apple’s software or iOS 11 or above.
Step 1: Enable screen recording on your iOS device
If you don’t have the screen recording icon in Control Center, you can add it in the Settings app.
Step 2: Set up your screen recorder
- Start recording by opening the Settings app on your device
- Choose Control Center -> Customise Controls
- Scroll down and click the plus sign next to Screen Recording
Step 3: Start Recording
- Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and press the screen recording button.
- Tap the Start Recording button when you’re ready to start the recording. Close the Control Center and walk through the process you want to record.
- When you want to stop recording, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap the Screen Recording button, or tap the red status bar at the top of the screen to instantly stop recording.
- Finally, your recording is saved and ready to share.
The next time you received the dreaded, “How do I do ____ on my iPhone?” question sent your way, just remember this helpful Tech Tip.