How to record the screen of your iPhone or iPad

Thanks to iOS 11, Apple's mobile operating system will finally support native screen recording. You will be able to easily record easily comprehensive guides for your not so tech-savvy friends or family or capture your gaming achievements on video...
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15 Comments

1. Nopers unregistered

Cue the "Android has had this for years"

3. drifter77

Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Yup, Android had this for years.

4. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

I was screen recording on iPhone for years as well. Quite simple tbh. Where has everyone been?

6. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Actually I hate that Sony has it even before it became native to Android and recently drop the feature entirely... Now I need a third party app for that... So kudos to iOS to embed it in the control center, it's both practical and easy to use

13. Georgio

Posts: 220; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

The iPhone had it for years as well. Click bait ... They like to wind up people so they can get some clicks on the story and also money.

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 837; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

It's ground breaking innovation in the world out feature phones...

5. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Is the resolution the same for all devices? Including IPads?

7. monoke

Posts: 1156; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

IOS next technological breakthrough : Ability to change icons!

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

iOS is not a weak platform, it's a restricted one. Big difference.

8. shelbyfelicita

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 14, 2017

This is awesome! Great find. Currently, I'm using a desktop app call Acethinker iPhone screen recorder that mirrors my iPhone screen to the computer and use its screen recording function to make videos. It's not that direct, but it works. Now I can do that on straight on iPhone, cool.

9. Simonhong

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 04, 2018

This is awesome! Great find. Since I'm a gamer, I need to capture my gameplay on iPhone for my YouTube channel. Currently, I'm using a desktop app call Acethinker iPhone screen recorder that mirrors my iPhone screen to the computer and use its screen recording function to make videos. It's not that direct, but it works. Now, I can do that straight on iPhone, that's cool.

10. Leo_MC

Posts: 7193; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

3D touch/haptic touch on the control center button to record with/without sound.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Kudos to Apple for having this natively. I downloaded a good one on my Note 9, but Samsung should have this, other than for gaming.

12. bucknassty

Posts: 1325; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

yeah i'm still not sure why samsung has yet to make it system wide... the whole adding an app to the game list to record with whack. i just use az screen record.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly it makes zero sense, and az is the one I use. Very good one.
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