How to record iPhone screen

Do you need to record the iPhone screen but can’t figure out how to do the operation in question? Well, I would say that luckily for you you have landed on the right guide, at the right time. In fact, with this tutorial of mine today I wanted to show you the tools to use to film everything that passes on the screen of your Apple-branded smartphone and how to use them.

I already tell you that this is feasible using a predefined iOS function, through ad hoc apps, but also by connecting the iPhone to the computer, in order to “project” the screen of the “iPhone by” on the desktop and using software for Windows and macOS used for the purpose. You just have to choose the method that best suits your preferences, based, of course, also on the tools in your possession.

Then? How about finally putting the chatter aside and taking action? Yup? Great! Position yourself, therefore, nice and comfortable, take some free time just for you and concentrate on reading what is reported below. I sincerely hope that, in the end, you can feel very happy and satisfied with what you have learned, as well as, of course, that you have succeeded in your intent.


  • How to record iPhone screen and audio
    • Screen recording
    • Go Record
    • More apps to record iPhone screen and sound
  • How to record iPhone screen from computer
    • TeamViewer (Windows / macOS / Linux)
    • QuickTime Player (macOS)
    • Other programs to record iPhone screen from computer

How to record iPhone screen and audio

To begin with, let’s find out how to Screen Record on iPhone 11 by acting directly from the “iPhone by”. Below you will find indicated how to proceed using the default function of iOS and third-party apps. It’s not difficult, don’t worry.

Screen recording

The first solution that I want to advise you to use to record the iPhone screen is the default iOS function to perform the aforementioned operation, which is called Screen Recording . It is available on all iPhones updated with iOS 11 and later and allows you to record anything that appears on the smartphone display, even with audio, both internal and external.

To be able to use it, what you have to do is call the Control Center , swiping from top to bottom from the top right corner (if you have an iPhone with Face ID) or performing a swipe from bottom to the top starting from the center (if you have an iPhone with Touch ID) and press the Rec button .

Note that by default the recordings are done without audio. However, if you want to record the iPhone screen with audio , before starting the recording make a long tap on the Rec button in the iOS Control Center and press the microphone icon at the bottom, so that from gray it becomes colored and that in its correspondence, the wording Active microphone is visible .

Once the screen recording function is enabled, a short countdown will start at the button previously pressed in the Control Center, after which it will turn colored and the recording of your iPhone display will start.

Then exit the Control Center and carry out all the operations you intend to perform during registration. In the meantime, at the top of the screen you will see a red indicator appear which, precisely, indicates that what happens on the display of your Apple mobile phone is in progress.

Then when you deem it appropriate, to stop recording, all you have to do is call up the Control Center and press the Rec button again . Alternatively, select the red indicator that appeared at the top of the display and touch the Abort item in the menu that opens. Keep in mind that, in addition to as I just indicated, screen recording is also stopped when the iPhone display freezes.

You will find your recordings in the iOS Photos app, to be exact in the Video album , which you can also access immediately “on the fly” by tapping on the appropriate notification that is shown to you at the top of the display when the recording is complete or selecting the application icon (the one with the white background and the multicolored flower ) on the home screen and / or in the App Library. Recordings are saved in MP4 format.

Couldn’t find the button to start screen recording in Control Center? Well, obviously you still have to add it. To do this, go to the home screen and / or the iOS app Library, tap on the Settings icon (the one in the shape of a gear wheel ) and on the Control Center item , then locate the Additional controls section and press the button (+) next to Screen Recording .

Go Record

If you are not satisfied with the default iOS function, you can consider recording the iPhone screen by turning to third-party apps, as in the case of Go Record . It allows you to record what is shown on the iPhone display using the default function, but it also offers several advanced features, such as the ability to insert your face into the recordings. Basically it is free, but offers in-app purchases (at a cost of 4.99 euros) to unlock extra functions.

To download and install Go Record on your iPhone, go to the relevant section of the App Store , press the Get button , then click the Install button and authorize the download via Face ID , Touch ID or Apple ID password . Next, start the app by selecting its icon that has been added to the home screen and / or the App Library or tap the Open button visible on the current screen.

Now that you see the Go Record main screen, follow the short introductory tutorial proposed, choose whether or not to enable the reception of notifications, decline the invitation to switch to the paid version and press the Start Recording button located at the top right, then adjust the settings related to the microphone and proceed with the screen recording as I explained to you in the previous step .

At the end of the recording, you will find the video obtained in the main Go Record screen and by tapping on the relative preview you can intervene on it using the integrated editor, cutting it, rotating it, adjusting the volume and the playback speed. To use the front camera of the iPhone and to add audio comments you have to press the Face Cam and Commentary buttons instead .

More apps to record iPhone screen and sound

In addition to the solutions that I have already suggested to you, you can go to record the screen of the iPhone 11 , you can record the screen of the iPhone 6 or any other model of Apple smartphone through the other apps that you find in the list below.

  • Record Screen Recording – as easily understood from the name itself, this is an app that allows you to record the screen of the iPhone. Basic is free, but applies a watermark to the recordings and presents advertising banners that can be removed by making in-app purchases (at the basic cost of € 1.99 / month).
  • Record it! – App that allows you to record your iPhone screen to show others walkthroughs on games, video demos and training videos. After registration, it is then possible to add reactions to the videos with audio comments to further improve the contents created. Basically it is free, but offers in-app purchases (at a price of 4.99 euros) to unlock all the available functions.

How to record iPhone screen from computer

You can also record the iPhone screen from a computer by projecting the smartphone screen onto the desktop and proceeding from there. To do this, you just need to use ad hoc software, such as the ones I have told you about below.

TeamViewer (Windows / macOS / Linux)

The first program that I recommend you use if you want to record the iPhone screen acting as a computer is TeamViewer . It is a famous software for remote control of PCs and portable devices, usable on Windows, macOS and Linux. Among the various functions offered, it also includes some to “film” the screen of the controlled devices. You can use it for free, but only for private and non-commercial use.

To download TeamViewer on your computer, go to its website , click on the Free Download button at the top and wait for the download to complete.

Subsequently, if you are using Windows , open the .exe file obtained and, in the window that appears on the screen, select the item Install with the default settings , then click on the Accept – forward and on the Yes buttons . Then, check the box next to I accept the EULA and the DPA and press the Continue button .

If you are using macOS , on the other hand, open the .dmg package obtained and double-click on the TeamViewer installer icon . In the window that appears, check the box to accept the program license agreement and click on the Continue , Continue and Install buttons . Therefore, type the password of your account on Mac, click on the Install and Close buttons , choose the option I want to use the free version for personal use and, in conclusion, click on the Continue and Finish buttons. In the program window that is shown to you, click on the buttons to grant TeamViewer the required permissions.

Now, you have to worry about downloading and installing the TeamViewer QuickSupport app on your iPhone, taking it from the relevant section of the App Store , as it is essential to mirror the device screen on your computer. app, press the Accept and continue button , decide whether or not to receive notifications and take note of the number under the heading Your ID .

At this point, move to the computer, type the number previously pinned in the Enter Partner ID box in the TeamViewer window that has appeared on the screen in the meantime and click on the Connect button . Now, move back to the smartphone and press the buttons visible on it, in order to accept the connection with the PC.

After doing the above steps, you should be able to view your iPhone screen on your computer. To register it, check that the Screen Sharing tab is selected in the TeamViewer window on the PC (otherwise you can do it yourself), then click on the icon with the square and arrow in the upper right corner of the area through which you can see the screen of your mobile device, then on the File & Extras menu on the next screen and select the option Start recording session .

When necessary, you can pause the recording by clicking on the icon with the flashing red dot at the top and selecting the Pause command , while to stop it completely, just click on the Stop and save button and specify the location in which you want to save the file ending and the name you want to give it.

Please note that the resulting video is saved as a TeamViewer session. To play and / or convert it, click on the Extras menu in the upper left part of the TeamViewer main screen, on the item Play or convert the recorded session and select the file obtained previously. Therefore, use the player visible on the screen to view the movie, while to convert it click on the Convert button.

QuickTime Player (macOS)

If you have a Mac, you can record the iPhone screen incredibly easily, as the software you need is already included with macOS . I refer to QuickTime Player , the default video player of the Apple computer operating system which, perhaps not everyone knows, also provides users with a feature to perform the operation that is the subject of this guide.

For potertene serve, primarily See to connect the iPhone to your Mac using its power cord , and then select the icon for the Launchpad (the one with the space rocket ) that you find on the Dock bar and click on ‘ icon QuickTime Player (the one with the “Q” ) present in the Other folder of the screen that is shown to you.

Then, click on the File menu located at the top left and select the item New movie recording from the latter. Now, click on the arrow located next to the Rec button in the window that opens and select the iPhone item from the Camera menu and the screen of the “iPhone by” will be projected on the desktop of maOS.

Then decide if you want to include your voice in the recording or just the iPhone sounds, by clicking on the arrow located next to the Rec button in the QuickTime window, identifying the Microphone menu and selecting the Internal Microphone or iPhone option from the latter. of [your name] . Also adjust the adjacent sound bar if you want to record computer sounds as well.

Mission accomplished! Now you just have to press the Rec button to start your recording. When the operation is completed, click on the Stop button to stop the “shooting” and save the video by selecting the option you prefer by clicking on the File menu and on the Export item attached to it. You can choose to export the movie in 1080p resolution, in 720p, in an optimized version for iPad / iPhone and so on.

Other programs to record iPhone screen from computer

As an alternative to the solutions to record the iPhone screen from a computer that I have already reported to you, you can consider using the other programs that you find in the following list.

  • Reflector ( Windows / macOS ) – is undoubtedly one of the best software to record the iPhone screen from a computer, which is capable of turning the latter into an AirPlay receiver . This means that it is able to “capture” what happens on the iPhone screen and projects it on the PC screen, and then eventually record it, wirelessly. In addition to allowing iPhone screen viewing and recording with AirPlay, Reflector doubles as a Google Cast receiver for Android, but we’ll talk about this on other occasions. Now let’s get back to the topic with today’s post. It is paid (it has prices starting from 22.07 euros), but it is available in a free trial version lasting 7 days.
  • AirServer ( Windows / macOS ) – program that allows you to record the iPhone and iPad screen wirelessly, as well as stream multimedia content to your computer and perform various other operations. It also supports Google Cast and Miracast. It is paid (it has prices starting from 6.99 euros), but you can try it for free for 30 days.
  • ApowerMirror ( Windows / macOS ) – is a software usable on both Windows and macOS that allows you to duplicate your smartphone screen on your computer, supporting streaming of videos, photos and other multimedia files and recording them. It also allows you to take screenshots. It’s free, but to unlock all the available functions you need to switch to the paid version (with prices starting from 29.90 euros / month).

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