How To Record your iPhone Screen
Sending a screenshot to friend or family is something we all do from time to time. Whether we are sharing important info, a new recipe or simply a silly meme, screenshots are great. However, there are sometimes where we might want to show them a little more, in the form of a screen recording of the things we are doing on our iPhone.
Whether it is showing them how to get to a certain feature or tweak a certain setting, recording your iPhone screen and send it to others can be a very helpful thing. However, for the better part of a decade, there was no native and inherent way to do this on the iPhone, and you would’ve had to use some sort of third-party app or software. But after years of Apple fans and users clamoring for this feature, Apple finally listened.
That’s right, users who have downloaded the recent iOs 11 updates to their devices can now record their phone screens for a period of time, save the video and then send/share it with others. Even better is the fact that it is incredibly easy to do and only takes a few seconds. As long as your device has been updated to iOs 11, you can use the following steps to record your iPhone screen on iOs 11.
Step 1: The first thing to do is to add the Screen Recording tool to the control center. There is no app for this feature, so you need to install the tool on the control center. This can be done by going to Settings, then Control Center and then Customize Controls.
Step 2: Once the Screen Recording tool is added to the control center, you are ready to start using it. All you have to do is tap the record button and then you will be given a 3-second countdown until the feature begins to record your screen.
Step 3: When you want to stop your recording, you can either go back to the control center and hit the button to stop it, or hit the red bar across the top of your device (the bar that shows you are indeed recording your screen).
Step 4: Once you stop recording, the recording will be saved as a video in your Camera Roll and you can go there to view, edit or send it.
So there you have it, if you have iOs 11, it is much easier than ever before to record your screen. However, we realize that not everyone can or wants to upgrade their device to iOs 11 (especially because it just recently released). For those people, we have decided to include some other ways to record your iPhone screen that doesn’t require you to have iOs 11. Of course, these me
As mentioned earlier in the article, it was possible to record your screen before iOs 11 but it was a bit more difficult. In general, there were/are a couple of different ways that people can record their screen. Three of the most popular were to use Quicktime player, use Screenflow, or use Reflector. We will now take a closer look at each of these three different options for those who don’t have iOs 11.
Record Your Screen Using Quicktime Player
If you have a Mac computer, an iOs 8 or newer device and a lightning cable, you can record your iPhone screen with Quicktime Player. Simply connect the phone to your computer and open the program. From there, select New Movie Recording and then find your iPhone in the dropdown menu. Then simply record and save the video, it really is as simple as that. While it isn’t as simple as the native feature/tool on the iPhone, it is a pretty decent substitute.
Record Your Screen Using Screenflow
Similar to the last method, this program only requires you have a Mac computer, a lightning cable and an iPhone. All you have to do is connect your device, open the program, make sure you select the device you want the program to record, and that’s it! Once you have completed the recording, this app will let you edit and then save your video as well.
Record Your Screen Using Reflector
This next option isn’t free, but is somewhat easier to use as you don’t need to connect your device to your computer, and also it has both Mac and Windows versions. This means the app is very versatile and is also very easy to set up and use.
So if for some reason you don’t have iOs 11 or don’t want to download it, these ways should work for you when it comes to recording your iPhone’s screen.