How to Record Screen on iPhone 7

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Record Screen on iPhone 7

Recording your iPhone screen can be incredibly useful for a variety of reasons. Whether you want to create a tutorial, record gameplay, or capture an important moment, the ability to record your screen is a valuable feature.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of recording your screen on an iPhone 7.

Step 1: Enable Screen Recording

To start recording your screen on an iPhone 7, you need to enable the screen recording feature. Follow these steps:

  • Open Settings: Locate and tap on the “Settings” app on your home screen.
  • Control Center: Scroll down and tap on “Control Center”.
  • Customize Controls: Tap on “Customize Controls”.
  • Add Screen Recording: Under the “More Controls” section, find “Screen Recording” and tap on the green plus button next to it. This will add it to your Control Center.

Once you have added Screen Recording to your Control Center, you can move on to the next step.

Step 2: Access Control Center

Now that you have enabled screen recording, it’s time to access the Control Center and start recording. Follow these steps:

  • Swipe Down or Up (depending on device model): On an iPhone 7, swipe up from the bottom edge of any screen to access the Control Center.
  • Find Screen Recording Icon: In the Control Center, locate the circular icon with a solid white dot inside. This is the Screen Recording icon.
  • Start Recording: Tap on the Screen Recording icon to start recording your screen. A three-second countdown will appear, giving you a chance to prepare.

Once the countdown finishes, your iPhone 7 will begin recording everything displayed on your screen.

Step 3: Customize Recording Settings (Optional)

By default, your iPhone 7 will record the screen along with any ambient sound. However, you can customize these settings according to your needs. Here’s how:

  • Long Press or 3D Touch Screen Recording Icon: In the Control Center, long press or 3D touch the Screen Recording icon.
  • Microphone Audio: To include or exclude microphone audio in your recordings, tap on the microphone button. When it turns red with a line through it, microphone audio will be disabled.
  • Start Recording: Once you have customized the settings, tap on “Start Recording” to begin recording with your preferred options.

Feel free to experiment with different settings until you find the configuration that suits your needs best.

Step 4: Stop and Save Your Recording

When you are ready to stop recording, follow these steps:

  • Stop Recording: To stop recording, tap on the red status bar at the top of your screen. Alternatively, you can also return to the Control Center and tap on the Screen Recording icon again.
  • Save Your Recording: A prompt will appear asking if you want to save or discard your recording. Tap on “Save Video” to save it in your Photos app.

Congratulations! You have successfully recorded your iPhone 7 screen.

You can now access the recording in your Photos app and share it with others as needed.


Recording your iPhone 7 screen is a straightforward process once you enable the screen recording feature. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily record and save any content displayed on your iPhone 7 screen.

Whether it’s for professional or personal purposes, screen recording on an iPhone 7 opens up a world of possibilities.

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