How to Screen Record on iPhone 11: Quick Steps for Effortless Capture

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How to Screen Record on iPhone 11?

Have you ever wanted to share an interesting part of an app, a game, or even a tutorial with your friends? Screen recording is the perfect solution to do just that! Luckily, the iPhone 11 makes it easy for everyone to capture their screen, allowing for seamless sharing.

In this article, I’ll walk you through the process of setting up screen recording on your iPhone 11, actually capturing your screen, and finally managing and sharing the content you’ve recorded.

So, whether you’re new to the iPhone 11 or already a pro, stick around as I share some handy tips and tricks.

Key Takeaways

Setting Up Screen Recording on iPhone 11

Have you ever wanted to capture your screen on your iPhone 11?

Worry not, I’ve got you covered!

In just a few easy steps, you’ll be able to set up screen recording and capture anything on your iPhone.

Let me share with you my personal experience and guide you through this process.

Accessing the Control Center

First things first, we need to access the Control Center on your iPhone 11.

To do this, simply swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen.

Remember, it’s important to start from the top-right corner, not the middle or left side.

This essential step opens up the Control Center, where you’ll find a variety of shortcuts and settings to customize your iPhone experience further.

Adding Screen Record Button to the Control Center

Now that we have the Control Center open, let’s add the Screen Record button.

Follow these steps to accomplish this:

Step 1

Open the Settings app on your iPhone 11.

Step 2

Scroll down and tap Control Center.

Step 3

Tap Customize Controls.

In the Customize Controls menu, you’ll find a list of several useful iPhone shortcuts.

Now, we’re going to add the Screen Recording function:

Step 1

Search for Screen Recording in the list.

Step 2

Tap the green + icon beside it. This will add the Screen Record button to your Control Center.

That’s it! You’ve successfully added the Screen Record button to your Control Center.

Now, whenever you want to record your iPhone 11 screen, swipe down from the top-right corner to access the Control Center and tap the Screen Recording button.

Happy screen recording!

Recording Your iPhone 11’s Screen

Ever needed a step-by-step guide on screen recording for your iPhone 11?

I’m excited to share my knowledge with you.

Get ready to dive into this simple process with me!

Starting the Screen Recording

First, make sure the screen recording feature is enabled on your iPhone 11.

To do this, head to Settings > Control Center, then tap the Add button next to Screen Recording.

Now, when you want to initiate a screen recording, simply open Control Center by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen.

Tap the gray Record button with a circle around it.

You might be glad to know that the countdown is user-friendly, as there’s a three-second countdown before the recording starts.

If you want to include audio, press and hold the Record button, then tap the Microphone icon to enable the audio option. Time to record your screen!

Stopping the Screen Recording

Once you’ve captured everything you wanted, it’s time to stop recording.

To do this, you have a couple of options.

One way is to open the Control Center again and tap the red Record button.

Alternatively, you can tap the red status bar at the top of your screen and select “Stop” when a message pops up.

Your screen recording will automatically be saved to your photo library in the Photos app.

Now that you know how easy it is to screen record on your iPhone 11, you can effortlessly share your recordings with friends or use them for work presentations.

Happy recording!

Managing Screen Recording Content

So you’ve learned how to screen record on iPhone 11, but do you know how to manage these recordings?

In this section, I’ll guide you through locating, editing, sharing, and deleting unwanted screen recordings.

Trust me, it’s easier than you think!

Locating Screen Recordings

After you finish your screen recording, where do you find it?

It’s actually pretty simple!

All screen recordings are automatically saved to your Photos app in the Camera Roll.

Just open the Photos app, and you’ll easily spot your latest recording there.

Editing and Sharing Your Screen Recordings

Now that you know where your recordings are stored, let’s learn how to edit and share them.

To edit a recording, simply follow these steps:

Step 1

Open the Photos app and find your screen recording.

Step 2

Tap on the recording to view it.

Step 3

Tap Edit in the top right corner to start editing.

Step 4

Trim, add filters, or adjust other settings as needed.

Step 5

Once you’re satisfied, tap Done to save your changes.

Sharing your screen recordings is a breeze as well.

Just follow these steps:

Step 1

Open the Photos app and find your screen recording.

Step 2

Tap on the recording to view it.

Step 3

Tap the Share icon (square with an arrow pointing up) in the bottom-left corner.

Step 4

You’ll see plenty of options to share it – such as iMessage, Mail, social media, etc.

Step 5

Choose your desired method, add any necessary details, and click Send or Post.

Deleting Unwanted Screen Recordings

Screen recordings can take up a lot of space on your iPhone, so it’s essential to know how to delete unwanted ones and free up space.

Here’s how:

Step 1

Open the Photos app and browse through your screen recordings in the Camera Roll.

Step 2

Find the recording you want to delete and tap on it.

Step 3

Tap the Trash icon (bin) in the bottom-right corner to delete the unwanted recording.

Step 4

A prompt will ask you to confirm the deletion, tap on Delete Video to finish the process.

Troubleshooting Common Screen Recording Issues

Having trouble with your iPhone screen recording?

Don’t worry, I’ve faced similar issues before and learned how to fix them.

I’ll walk you through some common problems and their solutions.

Trust me, by the end of this, you’ll be a screen recording pro!

First up, is your screen recording not starting at all?

In my experience, it’s often because the feature isn’t added to the Control Center.

Here’s a quick fix:

Step 1

Go to Settings > Control Center

Step 2

Scroll down to More Controls and tap the plus icon next to Screen Recording

Now, you should see the Screen Recording option in your Control Center.

If you’re trying to record audio, but there’s no sound, make sure you’ve enabled the microphone.

When starting the screen recording, press and hold the record button and tap the microphone button to turn it on.

Remember, this button appears only when you press and hold the record button; the Apple Support page explains it well.

Encountering the dreaded red status bar that won’t go away, even after stopping the recording? To fix this, open your Control Center, then tap on the red status bar or the record button and choose Stop.

Is your recording not saving? It might be due to insufficient storage on your phone.

I’ve faced this before, and it helps to check your iPhone storage by navigating to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.

If you’re running low on space, try clearing up some storage (iMobie).

Lastly, let’s look at privacy concerns. Some apps don’t allow screen recording for security reasons.

If this is the case, you’ll see a black screen instead of the app’s content.

For instance, streaming apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have this restriction to protect their copyrighted content.


Why is there no sound when I screen record on my iPhone 11?

I’ve experienced this issue myself. It turns out that you probably need to activate the microphone button while starting a recording.
When you initiate screen recording via Control Center, be sure to press and hold the record button- you’ll see the microphone icon in the pop-up. Tap the microphone icon to toggle audio recording on before hitting “Start Recording.”

How do I activate the built-in screen recording feature on my iPhone 11?

Good news. Activating the built-in screen recording feature is quite simple.
First, go to your iPhone 11’s Settings app and select “Control Center.” Then, navigate to “Customize Controls” and tap on the green “+” icon next to “Screen Recording.” This will add the feature to your Control Center, making it easily accessible when needed.

Can I screen record on my iPhone 11 without using any third-party apps?

Absolutely, you can! The iPhone 11 has a built-in screen recording feature that eliminates the need for third-party apps. Just follow the steps I mentioned in the previous subsection to activate it. Then, you’ll be able to record your screen without needing additional software.

Why won’t my iPhone 11 start screen recording when I use the Control Center shortcut?

If you’re having trouble starting screen recording with the Control Center, it could be due to a number of reasons. First, ensure that you’ve added the screen recording feature to your Control Center using the steps I provided earlier. If you’ve done that and still experience issues, try restarting your iPhone and give it another shot.

Is it possible to record my screen on iPhone 11 along with the microphone audio?

Absolutely! I’ve done this many times. Once you’ve added the screen recording feature to your Control Center, press and hold the record button when initiating a screen recording. In the pop-up that appears, tap the microphone icon to include microphone audio in your recording. Then, tap on “Start Recording,” and you’re all set.

How do I find and save my screen recordings on an iPhone 11?

Once you’ve finished recording, your iPhone 11 automatically saves the screen recording to your Photos app.
To find it, just open your Photos app, and it should appear in either the “Recents” album or its own “Screen Recordings” album.
From there, you can save, share, or edit your screen recordings as needed.