The need to record a screen on the iPhone is not very common. But, if such a need arises, then realizing it is not so simple, because there are a lot of restrictions on Apple devices. However, it is possible and now you will learn how to do it iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 6, 6s, 7, 8 and iPhone X.
Enable screen recording on iPhone with iOS 11
If you have iOS 11 or a newer version of the iOS operating system, then you do not need Jailbreak and third-party applications to enable screen recording on iPhone. You can record the screen exclusively with the built-in tools. To do this, open the iPhone settings and go to the "Control Center" section. Recall, “Control Point” is a menu that opens with a swipe from the bottom of the screen. There you can adjust the brightness of the screen, as well as other frequently used functions of the iPhone.
After you have opened the section with the settings for the “Control Center”, you need to go to the section “Configure Controls”.
This will bring you to a menu where you can configure which items will be available in the “Control Center”. Here you can add and remove elements, as well as change their order. In order to be able to enable iPhone screen recording, you need to add the “Screen Record” element.
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Now you can enable screen recording on the iPhone. To do this, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center. Then click on the screen recording button, which looks like a dot and a circle. As a result, a countdown will appear inside the button, and then the button will turn red, indicating that screen recording has already begun. To stop recording, return to the “Control Center” and press this button again.
Also, when you turn on screen recording, you can open a menu with additional settings. To do this, press the record button and hold it pressed for a while. As a result, a menu appears on the screen where you can enable sound recording from the microphone.
After stopping the recording, the resulting clips can be found in the “Photos” application in the “Video” album. Using the “Share” button, you can send these videos from the “Photos” application to the cloud storage or e-mail. You can also connect your iPhone to your computer and drop clips directly, they will be in the same folder as your photos.
How to record screen on old iPhone
If you have an old iPhone and you cannot upgrade it to iOS 11, then you can record the screen using alternative methods. For example, you can record an iPhone screen using AirPlay technology. As you know, AirPlay allows you to transfer the image from the smartphone screen to other devices. And if you transfer the image to a desktop computer, then it can be recorded already on the computer using any program. The only difficulty is providing image reception with AirPlay. To do this, you need to install a special program on the computer. For this purpose, programs such as Reflector, AirServer or LonelyScreen AirPlay Receiver can be used on the computer.
Users of computers running the MacOS operating system have another option. recording a screen using QuickTime Player. To do this, you need to connect the iPhone to the computer and allow access to it by confirming the request "Trust this computer?". After that, you need to launch QuickTime Player, open the “File” menu, go to “New video recording” and turn on “Record the screen of a mobile device”.
You can also record a screen using iTools. This program is a set of utilities for working with iPhone and other devices from Apple. Among its capabilities is the function of duplicating a screen on a computer. To enable this feature, you need to open iTools, connect the iPhone via cable and enable Real-Time Desktop on the Toolbox tab. Then, to enable iPhone screen recording, you need to click on the Record button.