How To Screen Record Your iPhone Without Installing Apps

If you want to screen record on your iPhone and you don’t want to install any 3rd-party apps, then you are in the right place.

You must have a reason why you would want to screen record on your iPhone. Some people do it for game streamings. While others need it to share a step-by-step guide with someone else. Or perhaps, you want to start your own vlogging career and upload any reviews or how-tos guide on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, etc. This iPhone nifty recording feature can become very handy and useful.

But for whatever reasons you might have to screen record on your iPhone, there is a way now to do it without downloading any 3rd-party apps.

In the steps below, we will divide it into two parts.

First, we will show you how to enable the built-in screen recorder feature of your iPhone. And as for the second part, we will show you how you can enable the built-in microphone of your iPhone to enable the sound while you are recording.

Before we start, Apple Support specifically mentioned that this feature is only applicable starting with iOS11 or later. For the lower iOS version, unfortunately, you still need a 3rd-party app to do screen recording.

“With iOS 11 or later, and iPadOS, you can create a screen recording and capture sound on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.”

Apple Support

How To Enable The Screen Recorder On Your iPhone

By default, Screen Recording is not enabled in your iPhone. And in order to start using the Screen Recording built-in app of the iPhone, we need to enable it in the Control Center.

  1. Tap and open Settings from your screen.
  2. Scroll and look for the Control Center.
  3. Inside the Control Center, scroll down until you find the Screen Recording control.
  4. Tap the iOS Add Button icon to add the Screen Recording control to the Included Controls.
  5. Then you are done. You can now go back to your Home screen.

How To Access Or Start To Screen Record On Your iPhone

Once you have added the Screen Recording control, you can use your Assistive Touch to start the Screen Recorder. And to do it, the steps are:

  1. Tap your Assistive Touch from your iPhone’s screen.
  2. Tap the Control Center.
  3. Find the Screen Recorder button iOS Start Recording to start recording.
  4. Before the screen recording starts, you will be given 3 seconds countdown to prepare.
  5. While recording, notice that your screen’s top-most bar will turn to red.
  6. To stop, just tap the red bar and you will be prompted if you want to stop recording.

How To Turn On The Microphone With The iPhone Screen Recorder

Now, if you want to include and capture the audio while recording, you need to enable the microphone. You can do that by following the steps below.

  1. Tap your Assistive Touch from your iPhone’s screen.
  2. Tap the Control Center.
  3. Find the Screen Recorder button iOS Start Recording , long-press the button.
  4. You will see by default the Microphone Off, just press it once and wait till it turns to Microphone On.

The next time you start to screen record on your iPhone, audio will be captured as well.

To Summarize It Up

From the steps above, you have now the option to produce your own video clips from recording your iPhone screen. You just need to enable the Screen Recorder on your iPhone. And if you also wanted to enable or capture the audio, then just turn on the microphone.

By the way, it can’t be helped that there will be times while you are recording your screen, there will be interruptions. Unexpected calls, SMS, or even notifications will just pop out in front of you where you might end up doing the recording all over again. To avoid this, we suggest that you turn on your Do Not Disturb settings.

Of course, since this is just a built-in iOS feature, limitations are expected. You have limited editing tools is one of them. Nevertheless, having this feature is better than none, right?

Although, we are sure that there are amazing 3rd-party apps there that can do the job. But if the circumstances are urgent and do not require any enhancements, then the iOS Screen Recorder can do the job. And the good thing about this, since it’s built-in, it is free!

Speaking of “free”, check out our previous post about Windows 10’s list of free and paid snipping tools.

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