How to Screen Record on iPhone

There could be many reasons why you may wish to screen record on your iPhone. Maybe you discovered a cool hack and want to share it with your friends so that they can have a better idea about how the hack works. Maybe you want to create a hands-on guide for your YouTube channel or craft a short clip for Instagram Reel† Perhaps, you love to screen record your streaks while engaged in hard fight battles with rivals and showcase your heroics on social networking apps. Irrespective of where your priority lies, let me tell you that there are multiple ways to record the screen on iPhone and iPad. Read more to get started.

4 Ways Record the Screen on iPhone and iPad (2022)

If all you need is a decent screen recorder for your iOS device, you don’t need to look anywhere else but the built-in screen recorder. Aside from letting you record audio on your device, the native screen recorder also supports third-party apps such as Messenger, Telegram, and more so that you can broadcast the recording through the preferred app. Should you need more control and record the screen in higher quality, Mac’s QuickTime Player and third-party screen recorders can live up to your task. Let’s talk about each method before deciding which one looks more in line with your needs!

Add Screen Recorder to Control Center on iPhone and iPad

To get going, you need to first add the screen recorder to the control center on your iOS or iPadOS device.

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and choose Control Center

Select Control Center on iOS

2. Now, scroll down to find the Screen Recorder and then tap the “+” button to the left of it. It will now appear under the “Included Controls” section.

Add screen recorder to iPhone and iPad control center

Record Screen on iPhone and iPad

After you have added the screen recorder to the control center, recording screen becomes pretty simple.

1. First off, open the control center on your device.

  • On iPhone and iPad without the home button: Swipe down from the upper right corner of the screen to access the control center.
Access control center on iPhone and iPad
  • On iPhone and iPad with the home button: Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to bring up the control center.

2. Now, touch and hold the Record button and tap Microphone to record the audio. If you don’t want to record the audio, make sure the Microphone icon is turned off.

Enable microphone for screen recording on iOS

3. Next, tap Start Recording† Your recording will kickstart after the three-second countdown

Start screen recording on iPhone and iPad

Note:

  • It’s important to note that the native screen recorder automatically saves the recording in the Photos app. However, you can choose to broadcast the screen recording to other supported apps such as Facebook MessengerTelegram, and more.
  • Do note that the built-in screen recorder automatically records everything that appears on your device screen including notifications.
  • If you don’t want any random alerts to show up on the screen, you can either turn on the “Airplane” mode (Settings app -> Airplane) or enable Focus/Do Not Disturb to prevent notifications from showing up during screen recording.

4. To stop recording the screen, tap the red status bar at the top of your screen and hit Stop in the popup. Alternately, you can open the Control Center and hit the red “Record” button to stop screen recording on your iOS device.

Stop screen recording on iPhone and iPad

Edit and Share Screen Recording on iPhone and iPad

Both in terms of photo and video editing, the stock photos app has vastly improved. So, you can take advantage of the native editing tools to enhance your video

1. Open the Photos app on your iOS/iPadOS device and head over to the video that you want to edit. Then tap on the Edit button at the top right corner of the screen.

Edit screen recording on iPhone and iPad

2. Now, you can use basic editing tools such as cropping and filters to adorn your clip. Moreover, you also have the option to flip the video and adjust the exposure as well as shadows depending on your needs. Once you have edited the video, make sure to tap Done at the bottom right corner of the screen to confirm the change.

enhance screen recording on iOS

3. Next, tap the Share button and choose the desired app through which you wish to share the recording.

Edit and Share Screen Recording on iPhone and iPad

Record Screen on iPhone and iPad Using Mac

QuickTime Player for macOS has long been a proficient tool for recording iPhone screen. So, if you have a Mac and want to make the most of this powerful app, it would be a better choice for multiple reasons. First and foremost, it does not show the “Red” recording button to ensure your video looks professional. Furthermore, it allows you to record the screen in higher quality which can come in super handy when creating presentation or guides.

1. To get started, connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac and launch QuickTime Player

Launch QuickTime Player on Mac

2. Now, click traffic jam menu at the top left corner of the screen and choose New Movie Recording in the menu.

Choose new movie recording on iPhone

3. Click the downward arrow right next to the record button and choose your iPhone/iPad located under “Camera”. Under Microphone section, choose Built-in Microphone† And if you want to record the screen in higher quality, make sure high is selected under Quality section.

How to Screen Record on iPhone

4. Your device screen will now be mirrored on your Mac. To start recording, hit the record button† To stop recording, hit the red record button and then save your video to the desired location.

4. Record Screen on iPhone and iPad Using Windows PC

Recording iPhone screen on PC is a bit tedious affair due to the fact that QuickTime Player doesn’t support Windows. Hence, you will need to reliy on third-party tools to record the screen of your iOS device on Windows PC.

For this purpose, I would recommend you check a couple of reliable tools called “LonelyScreen” and “AirServer”† If you are looking for a free tool that can let you record the screen of your device, go for LonelyScreen. However, if you want more control and record the screen in rich quality, AirServer should be a better pick.

Record Screen on iPhone and iPad Using Windows PC

We have created a separate guide for recording iPhone screen on Windows† So, be sure to check the guide if your need demands it.

Best Third-Party Screen Recorders for iPhone and iPad

App Store is loaded with a ton of screen recorders for iPhone and iPad. However, these couple of apps have looked more efficient to me.

1. Record it!

If you are hunting for a fully-featured screen recorder for your iOS device, Record it! could be worth giving a try. What makes it stand out is an impressive roster of editing tools that you can use to adjust the playback speed, trim your video, change background color, and even rotate your clip. What’s more, it also has a pretty solid collection of pro-grade filters that can let you adorn your videos with ease. Once the editing is done, you can share your video directly to YouTube or other supported platforms.

Record It app for iPhone

Install:freepro version is available for $4.99)

2. Go Record

Another screen recorder that I have used and found highly capable is “Go Record”. You can use it to record your screen across apps and games on your device. Featuring a solid library of editing tools, the app offers you the desired flexibility to fine-tune your video. Moreover, it also allows you to use the face cam to add a reaction to your recording. After you have edited your clip, you can choose to directly upload it on YouTube or save it to your library.

Go Record app for iPhone and iPad

Install: freepro version is available for $4.99)

Record Screen on iOS and iPadOS Like a Pro

That’s pretty much done! So, these are the ways to record screen on iOS or iPadOS with the desired control. As stated above, the built-in screen recorder is more than capable to live up to your basic requirements. However, if you prefer to record the screen in higher resolution or edit the clip with more efficient tools, the above-mentioned third-party apps can get the job done for you. That said, share your feedback and also let us know your favorite method of screen recording on iPhone in the comments section below.

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