How to Screen Record on iPhone 12: A Quick and Easy Guide

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How to Screen Record on iPhone 12?

Screen recording on an iPhone 12 is a handy feature for capturing what’s happening on your screen and sharing it with friends or colleagues. If you’ve never used this feature before, don’t worry – it’s quite simple to set up and start recording your iPhone’s screen.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of preparing your device, recording your screen, and managing your recordings.

Before diving into the actual recording process, it’s essential to get your iPhone 12 ready for screen recording.

To do this, you’ll need to enable the Screen Recording function in your phone’s Control Center. This involves a few easy steps that we’ll outline along the way.

So, whether you’re planning to record gameplay, a tutorial, or just want to show off your new iOS 11 skills, you’ve come to the right place.

Key Takeaways

  • Enabling screen recording on iPhone 12 requires adjusting settings in the Control Center.
  • The recording process involves a simple tap on the Screen Record icon, capturing both video and audio.
  • Managing and sharing your recordings is easy, with options to edit, save, and share directly from your iPhone 12.

Preparing Your iPhone 12 for Screen Recording

Accessing the Control Center

Before we dive into screen recording, let’s first access the Control Center on our iPhone 12.

The Control Center is a convenient place for quick access to frequently used features like screen recording.

To open it, swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen.

If you have an older iPhone model, you might need to swipe up from the bottom of your screen.

Adding Screen Recording to the Control Center

Now, we need to add the Screen Recording feature to our Control Center.

To do this, follow these simple steps:

Step 1

Step 2

Scroll down and tap on Control Center.

Step 3

Locate Screen Recording under the “More Controls” list.

Step 4

Tap the green plus (+) icon next to Screen Recording. This adds the feature to the “Included Controls” section, making it accessible from the Control Center.

Adjusting Settings for Screen Recording

With Screen Recording added to the Control Center, let’s make sure our iPhone 12 is optimized for screen recording:

  • Software update: Ensure your iPhone 12 is running the latest version of iOS for better stability and performance.
  • Microphone audio: If you want to include audio narration in your screen recording, long press the Screen Recording icon in the Control Center and tap on the microphone icon to enable it.
  • Storage: Screen recordings can take up a lot of storage space, especially if they’re long or high-resolution. Double-check your available storage under Settings > General > iPhone Storage to avoid any issues during recording.

Recording Your iPhone 12 Screen

Ever wanted to share your iPhone 12 screen with friends or record a tutorial?

I’ve done this countless times, and trust me, it’s easier than you think! Let’s dive into the process of screen recording on your iPhone 12.

Starting the Screen Recording on iPhone 12

Step 1

To start, access the Control Center by swiping down from the top right corner of the screen.

Step 2

Find the screen recording button (a circle within another circle) and tap it.

Step 3

Wait for the 3-second countdown, and the screen recording will begin automatically.

That’s it! Your iPhone 12 is now recording your screen.

But what if you want to capture audio as well?

Recording Audio with Your Video

Step 1

Open the Control Center as you did before.

Step 2

Press and hold the screen recording button.

Step 3

A menu will appear, and you should tap the Microphone Off/On button to turn on the audio recording.

Now you’re not only recording your screen but also capturing audio with your video.

I’ve found this incredibly useful for creating demo videos and tutorials with voiceovers.

Stopping the Screen Recording

When you’re done recording your screen and audio, it’s time to stop the recording.

Here’s how:

Step 1

Open the Control Center again.

Step 2

Tap the red recording button or the red status bar at the top of your screen.

Step 3

Tap Stop to end the recording.

And that’s it! Your iPhone 12 screen recording is saved to your photo library in the Photos app.

I’ve personally used this feature multiple times for capturing memorable moments and tech support with friends and family.

Give it a try — it’s quick, simple, and incredibly useful.

Managing and Sharing Your Recording

So you’ve just finished recording your iPhone 12 screen and now you’re wondering what to do with the video?

Let me help you out.

In this section, we’ll cover how to locate, edit, and share your masterpiece. Just follow along, and I promise it’ll be a breeze!

Locating the Recording in Photos App

Straight off the bat, your recording automatically goes to the Photos app.

Open the Photos app, and you’ll find it in your Photo Library.

It’s usually located at the bottom of your “Recents” album, so just scroll down, and there it is!

Editing Your Screen Recording

No video is perfect, right? But thankfully, we can make edits right within the Photos app on your iPhone 12.

To edit your screen recording, follow these simple steps:

Step 1

Tap on the video thumbnail.

Step 2

Next, tap “Edit” in the top right corner.

Step 3

You’ll see a range of options to trim, crop, or adjust the volume. Make the desired changes.

Once you’re happy with the result, hit the “Done” button, and your edited video will be saved in the Photos app.

Sharing the Recorded Content

The final step is to share your screen recording with others. iPhone 12 offers numerous built-in options!

To start sharing:

Step 1

Open the Photos app and locate your recording.

Step 2

Tap the video and press the “Share” icon in the bottom-left corner (it looks like a box with an arrow pointing up).

Step 3

You’ll see a variety of options to share the video through text, email, or via social media platforms.

And that’s it! You’ve successfully learned to manage, edit, and share your iPhone 12 screen recordings. Now go forth and astound the world with your content!

Troubleshooting Common Issues

As an iPhone 12 user, I’ve occasionally faced some issues while screen recording.

Luckily, I’ve figured out how to troubleshoot and resolve them.

Let me share my experiences and the solutions I discovered.

Resolving Audio Problems

One common issue is the audio not getting recorded or sounding distorted during screen recording.

To tackle this, I followed these steps:

Step 1

Check the microphone permissions: Make sure your iPhone 12 has permission to access the microphone. Go to Settings > Privacy > Microphone and enable the permissions for the necessary apps.

Step 2

Adjust the volume: Sometimes, low volume can be the culprit. Adjust the volume level using the side buttons on your iPhone 12.

Step 3

Restart your iPhone 12: If the problem persists, try to restart your iPhone 12 and start screen recording again.

Fixing Storage and Quality Issues

Another common issue I faced was related to storage space and video quality.

Here’s what I did:

Step 1

Check iPhone storage: Make sure there’s enough available space on your iPhone 12 to save the screen recording. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage to check and free up space if needed.

Step 2

Adjust the recording quality: Screen recording quality can be changed by going to Settings > Camera > Record Video. Choose a lower resolution to save space if necessary.

Dealing with Interruptions

Lastly, I experienced interruptions during screen recording, like the recording stopping due to incoming calls or notifications.

Here’s how I dealt with it:

Step 1

Enable Do Not Disturb mode: This mode can help to avoid incoming calls and notifications during screen recording. Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb and enable it.

Step 2

Pause your recording: If dealing with unexpected interruptions, you can pause and resume the recording once the situation is resolved. Simply tap the red status bar at the top left of your screen, then tap Pause or Resume.


Can you guide me through enabling screen recording on my iPhone 12?

Absolutely! Enabling screen recording on your iPhone 12 is a breeze. First, go to Settings, then Control Center. Here, you’ll find an option to add Screen Recording to your Control Center by tapping the + icon mentioned in this article. Now, you’ll have easy access to screen recording whenever you open the Control Center.

What steps are involved in recording the screen with audio on an iPhone 12?

Screen recording with audio on your iPhone 12 involves just a few steps. First, access the Control Center (by swiping down from the top right corner of the screen) and firmly press the Screen Record icon. This will reveal a microphone icon, tap it to turn on the audio. Finally, start recording by tapping the Screen Record icon again, and your screen recording with audio will begin after a 3-second countdown as mentioned here.

Is there a built-in screen recorder on the iPhone 12, and how can I use it?

Yes, the iPhone 12 has a built-in screen recorder. To use it, you need to add Screen Recording to your Control Center. Access the Control Center, then tap the Screen Record icon. The recording will start after a 3-second countdown. To stop recording, tap the icon or the red status bar at the top of the screen. The recordings are automatically saved in your Photos app.

How can I capture and share my gameplay on my iPhone 12?

Capturing gameplay on your iPhone 12 is quite straightforward. Once you’re playing your game, access the Control Center and start the screen recording as described before. After you’ve captured the gameplay, navigate to the Photos app to find the saved screen recording. You can then share it with your friends or post it online by selecting the video, tapping the share icon, and choosing your desired sharing platform.

What should I do if my screen recording isn’t working on my iPhone 12?

If your screen recording isn’t working, make sure that you’ve added Screen Recording to the Control Center. You can also check your available storage, as a lack of space might prevent recordings from being saved. Additionally, some apps don’t allow screen recording for privacy reasons, so it might not work in those instances. Lastly, try rebooting your iPhone, as this sometimes resolves unexpected issues.

How do I record my screen when using apps like YouTube on my iPhone 12?

Recording your screen while using apps like YouTube follows the same process as any other screen recording.

Access your Control Center and start the screen recording.

Keep in mind, though, that recording copyrighted content like YouTube videos might infringe on copyright laws.

Ensure that you have the necessary permissions before recording and sharing content from apps like YouTube.