How To Record On iPhone

There are a lot of different ways to record on your iPhone; you can record using the camera, which is the most common way of recording videos. You can also screen record, which captures what you’re doing on the screen. It’s the best way to document what you’ve been doing and you can actually re-view it at a later time.

Then you can also record audio using apps or create voice memos, which can also help you document the things you don’t want to forget. Your iPhone will not run out of ways to help you in what you’re doing but you have to clear goal in mind on what you want to do to be able to use the tools properly and have a satisfactory outcome.

Screen Record On Your iPhone

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Time Needed : 5 minutes

If you simply want to document things on your iPhone and save that as a video, then screen recording is the best option for you. Unlike Android devices, iPhone's built-in screen recorder has always been so stable, although you have to add it on the Control Center so it will be easier to access it. Here's how you do it:

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.

    This will open the Settings app.

  2. Find and tap Control Center.

    You may have to scroll down a bit to find it.

  3. Find Screen Recording and then tap the Plus sign to the left.

    This will move it to the Included Controls section.

  4. To begin recording, open Control Center by swiping from the top-right corner of the screen.

    For the iPhone SE, you will have to swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

  5. Once the Control Center is pulled down, touch and hold the Screen recording icon.

    This will pull up a small window.

  6. Tap the Microphone icon at the bottom of the screen.

    When it's red, it means it's enabled but if you simply want to record the screen without the audio from the microphone, then make sure it's turned to Off.

  7. When ready, tap Start Recording.

    Your iPhone will count down from 3 before the recording starts.

  8. Close the the Control Center and begin recording.

    Do whatever you need to do.

  9. To stop recording, tap the Red button at the top-left corner of the screen.

    A small windows will pop up.

  10. Tap Stop to confirm you want to stop recording.

    Depending on how big the video file is, it might take a few seconds before you see a confirmation that the screen recording is saved.

  11. To view the video, go back to the Home screen and launch Photos.

    Make sure the Albums tab is selected at the bottom of the screen.

  12. Tap Recents and then choose the video you just recorded.

    It should be the last one among all your pictures and videos.

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And that’s how you screen recording on your iPhone.

Record Audio Using Voice Memos App

When it comes to audio recording, iPhones don’t have voice recorder apps, instead it has Voice Memos, which is one of the core services. So if you’re only looking to record your voice, then here’s how you do it:

Step 1: From the Home screen, look for Utilities folder and tap on it. You might have to swipe left to find it depending on the layout of the Home screen.

Step 2: Tap Voice Memos. As long as you didn’t change the contents of the Utilities folder, the Voice Memos app is always one of the tools you can find there.

Step 3: Tap the Record button to start a voice memo. But make sure that you’re in a place where there minimal background noise.

Step 4: Once you’re done recording, tap the red square button to stop recording. The voice recordings or memos will be stacked on top of each other with the most recent being the one at the top.


  1. I can't find the screen recording option, where do I find it?

    It has to be added among all other options in the Control Center. So you have to launch Settings, tap Control Center, look for Screen Recording and tap the Plus sign beside it. Once you've done that, pull down the Control Center and you should see the screen recording icon.

  2. How can I find my screen recordings?

    When it comes to iPhone or any iOS devices, you can always use the Photos app. It's the default pictures and videos manager. So go back to the Home screen and tap Photos, and then tap Albums at the bottom of the screen. You should be able to see your screen recordings inside the Recents album.
    If you don't want to use the default media manager, you can always download third-party apps that allow you to view videos in your device.

  3. Can Voice Memos be edited even after recording?

    Yes, you can actually edit your voice memos using the Voice Memos app itself. Even after you've recorded an audio, you can open it and edit it at same place. You can even replace it with a new memo so that the audio will be different but the name and all its properties are the same.

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