How To Record iPhone Screen With Audio On iOS 11

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Are you still looking for a 3rd party screen recording app on the App Store or a software that can let you record iOS device screen? Much to your delight Apple has finally introduced screen recording as a native iOS feature with iOS 11. Seeking for an app to record screen is so iOS 10 as iOS 11 allows you to do it from itself. If you are already aware of it then there’s a possibility you want to know how to get sound recorded as well while the screen is being recorded. Well, don’t bother. We’ve got you covered in this tutorial. Read on to know how to record iPhone screen with audio.

Vloggers, Bloggers and more users need to record phone’s screen to illustrate steps for some procedure. It is very important for them to explain the procedure clearly to their viewers. And until now it was a real pain to record screen on iPhone. But not anymore if you have upgraded to iOS 11. Here’s how to enable screen recording on iPhone.

Enable Screen Recording On iPhone

Another major update of iOS 11 is the ability to customize Control Center. That’s exactly where we are going to add a screen record option/button.

To add the screen recording shortcut to Control Center us the steps below.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Control Center under Settings

Customize Control Center iOS 11

  • Now, tap on Customize Controls
  • In More Controls section you should see Screen Recording option
  • Tap on green + icon beside it to add it to Control Center

Add Screen Recording to Control Center iPhone

That’s it. Now come out of Settings and swipe upwards to bring up the Control Center. At the bottom left there will be a record button. You can tap on it to record the screen. After a 3 second timer, the screen will start getting recorded which is indicated by a red bar at the top.

To stop the recording, you can either use the screen record button in the Control Center or tap on the red bar at the top and select Stop on the pop-up box.

Stop Screen Recording on iPhone

Stop iPhone Screen Recording

The video is saved in the Photos app once it is completed.

The microphone is turned off by default which means that there will no sound recorded in the screen recording video. If you wish to record audio along with screen recording then there’s one more thing you need to do.

Record iPhone Screen With Audio

To enable microphone audio for screen recording long press on the screen recording icon in the Control Center. On the next screen, tap on the microphone icon to turn it on. It will turn red when enabled.

Record iPhone screen with audio

That’s all there’s to it. The next time you start screen recording the sound will also be recorded in the video.

You can disable the audio later if desired by long pressing the screen recording button again and tapping on the microphone icon which is red this time. It should become grey when turned off.

Using this new feature, users can now record the iPhone screen without any software, computer, app or jailbreak solution. We hope that this new addition is going to help a lot of users in recording the iOS device screen. For me being a blogger this is going to let me quickly record tutorial videos for our YouTube Channel. What are your thoughts? Share with us in the comments below.

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Hemant Mendiratta
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