How to record the screen on your iPhone or iPad

Recording the screen on your iPhone or iPad can be useful for creating tutorials, capturing gameplay, or sharing demonstrations. As of my last update in September 2021, here’s how you can record the screen on your iOS device:

For iOS 15 and later:

  1. Open Control Center: Swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen to access Control Center.
  2. Add Screen Recording: If you don’t see the Screen Recording icon, you might need to add it to Control Center. To do this, go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls, then tap the “+” icon next to “Screen Recording.”
  3. Start Recording:
    • Open Control Center again and tap the Screen Recording icon (it looks like a circle within a circle).
    • A countdown timer will appear, giving you a few seconds to prepare.
    • After the countdown, the recording will start. You’ll see a red bar at the top of the screen indicating the recording is in progress.
  4. Stop Recording:
    • To stop the recording, tap the red bar at the top of the screen or go to Control Center and tap the Screen Recording icon again.
    • Confirm that you want to stop the recording, and the video will be saved to your Photos app.

For iOS 14 and earlier:

  1. Open Control Center: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or swipe down from the top-right corner on iPhone X and later models) to access Control Center.
  2. Start Recording:
    • In Control Center, tap the Screen Recording icon. It looks like a circle within a circle.
    • A countdown timer will appear, giving you a few seconds to prepare.
    • After the countdown, the recording will start. A red bar will appear at the top of the screen to indicate that recording is active.
  3. Stop Recording:
    • To stop the recording, tap the red bar at the top of the screen or return to Control Center and tap the Screen Recording icon again.
    • Your recording will be saved to your Photos app.

After you’ve recorded your screen, you can find the video in the Photos app. From there, you can edit, trim, and share the recording as needed.

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