How to Screen Record on an iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

To screen record on an iPhone, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Open the Control Center
To access the Control Center, swipe down from the top-right corner of your iPhone’s screen if you have an iPhone X or later. For older iPhone models, swipe up from the bottom of your screen. The Control Center is where you’ll find various shortcuts and settings.

Step 2: Enable Screen Recording
In the Control Center, you’ll see a variety of buttons. Look for the one with a circle inside another circle icon.

This is the Screen Recording button. If it’s not there, you’ll need to add it in your Settings. To do this: go to “Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls” and tap on the green “+” button next to “Screen Recording”.

Note: If you’re using iOS 14 or later, long-press on the Screen Recording button in the Control Center to access additional options like recording microphone audio or showing touches on your screen during recording.

Step 3: Start Recording
Now that you have enabled Screen Recording in your Control Center, tap on the Screen Recording button. A countdown timer will appear along with a red banner at the top of your screen indicating that recording has started.

Tips and Tricks for Better Screen Recordings

While screen recording on your iPhone is straightforward, here are some additional tips to enhance your recordings:

Record in Landscape Orientation

Bold text: If possible, always record in landscape orientation (horizontally) rather than portrait orientation (vertically). Landscape mode provides a wider view and better visual experience for viewers.

Use Clean and Uncluttered Screens

Bold text: Before you start recording, make sure your screen is clean and free from any sensitive or personal information that you don’t want to be captured. Remove any unnecessary notifications or background apps that may distract viewers.

Speak Clearly and Concisely

Bold text: If you’re recording a tutorial or explaining something, speak clearly and concisely. Avoid mumbling or using excessive filler words. This will make your recordings more engaging and easy to understand.


Screen recording on an iPhone is a useful feature that allows you to capture and share moments from your device’s screen. By following the simple steps outlined above and implementing the tips provided, you can create visually engaging recordings for various purposes.

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