How to Screen Record on iPhone Xr

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

In today’s digital age, screen recording has become an essential feature for many individuals. Whether you want to capture a memorable gaming moment, create a tutorial for your app, or simply share something interesting with your friends, screen recording is a handy tool to have.

If you own an iPhone Xr and are wondering how to screen record on it, you’re in luck! In this article, we will walk you through the process step by step.

Step 1: Access the Control Center

To begin the screen recording process on your iPhone Xr, you need to access the Control Center. Swipe down from the top right corner of your screen to open it. You will see a variety of icons and shortcuts.

Step 2: Add Screen Recording

Now that you have opened the Control Center, it’s time to add the screen recording feature to it. To do this, tap on the “Customize Controls” option located at the bottom of the Control Center.

Pro Tip:

If you don’t see “Screen Recording” listed in the “Include” section, scroll down until you find it and tap on the green plus icon next to it. This will add it to your Control Center for easy access.

Step 3: Start Screen Recording

Once you have added screen recording to your Control Center, go back to your home screen or any app where you want to start recording. Now swipe down from the top right corner again to open the Control Center and locate the circle-shaped “Record” button with a white dot inside it. Tap on this button.

Important Note:
Before starting screen recording, ensure that all confidential information is hidden or blurred out if necessary.


If tapping on the “Record” button doesn’t initiate screen recording, it might be due to a restriction set by your device’s settings. To fix this, go to “Settings” > “Screen Time” > “Content & Privacy Restrictions” and make sure that screen recording is allowed.

Step 4: Customize Screen Recording Settings (Optional)

If you want to customize your screen recording settings, such as enabling microphone audio or showing touches on the screen, long-press or 3D Touch the “Record” button. This will open up additional options for you to choose from.

Step 5: Stop Screen Recording

To stop screen recording on your iPhone Xr, tap on the red status bar at the top of your screen. Alternatively, you can also swipe down from the top right corner again to access the Control Center and tap on the “Record” button with a white dot inside it.


After stopping the screen recording, your iPhone Xr will automatically save it in the Photos app. You can access it by going to the Photos app and navigating to the “Recents” album.

  • Remember:
  • Before sharing or editing your recorded video, ensure that it meets any guidelines or restrictions set by platforms or apps you plan to use it on.


Screen recording on an iPhone Xr is a straightforward process that can be accomplished in just a few steps. By following this tutorial, you now have all the information you need to capture screencasts effortlessly.

So go ahead and record those exciting moments or create engaging tutorials with ease!

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