How to Screen Record on iPhone 8

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you looking to capture your iPhone 8 screen in action? Whether you want to record a tutorial, showcase your gaming skills, or simply save a memorable moment, screen recording can be incredibly useful.

With the release of iOS 11, Apple introduced a built-in screen recording feature that makes the process quick and easy. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to screen record on iPhone 8.

Step 1: Enable Screen Recording in Control Center

To get started, you need to enable the screen recording feature in your iPhone’s Control Center. Here’s how:

  • Open Settings: Tap on the “Settings” app on your iPhone home screen.
  • Control Center: Scroll down and select “Control Center.”
  • Customize Controls: Tap on “Customize Controls.”
  • Add Screen Recording: Under “More Controls,” locate “Screen Recording” and tap on the green plus (+) icon next to it.

Now that you’ve added Screen Recording to your Control Center, let’s move on to the next step.

Step 2: Access Control Center

In order to use the screen recording feature, you need to access the Control Center. Here’s how:

  • iPhone X or newer models: Swipe down from the top-right corner of your device’s screen.
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 8 or earlier models: Swipe up from the bottom of your device’s screen.

The Control Center will now appear on your screen.

Step 3: Start Screen Recording

Once you’re in the Control Center, it’s time to start recording your iPhone 8 screen. Follow these steps:

  • Locate Screen Recording Icon: In the Control Center, find the “Screen Recording” icon, which looks like a solid white circle inside a larger circle. Tap on it.
  • Customize Recording Settings (Optional): If desired, you can customize your recording settings before starting. To do this, firmly press or long-press the Screen Recording icon to access options like microphone audio and screen touches.
  • Start Recording: Tap on “Start Recording” to begin capturing your screen.

Note that once you tap on “Start Recording,” there will be a three-second countdown before the actual recording begins. This allows you to navigate to the specific screen or app you wish to capture.

Step 4: Stop Screen Recording

When you’re done recording your iPhone 8 screen, it’s important to know how to stop the recording properly. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Stop Recording: To stop the screen recording, simply tap on the red status bar at the top of your device’s screen.
  • Confirm Stop: A confirmation message will appear asking if you want to stop the recording. Tap on “Stop” to confirm.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to screen record on iPhone 8 using Apple’s built-in feature.

Tips for Using Screen Recording on iPhone 8:

  • Consider Recording Settings: Before starting your screen recording, take a moment to customize the recording settings to fit your needs. This includes enabling or disabling microphone audio, showing or hiding screen touches, and adjusting the video quality.
  • Manage Storage Space: Screen recordings can take up a significant amount of storage space on your iPhone. Be mindful of this and regularly transfer or delete your recordings to free up space.
  • Edit Recordings: If you wish to trim or edit your screen recordings, you can do so using the built-in Photos app or third-party video editing apps available on the App Store.

Now that you know how to screen record on iPhone 8, go ahead and capture those special moments or create informative tutorials with ease. Enjoy exploring the possibilities that this feature offers!

If you found this tutorial helpful, check out our other articles for more tips and tricks on using Apple devices.

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