Want to hear a hidden feature (kind of) that I’m most excited about in iOS 11? The ability to record your iPhone screen natively. By that, I mean you no longer have to install any additional apps like AirShou or jailbreaking your device.
One of our most popular tutorials is on this topic. Until now, people still struggles with finding the perfect iPhone screen recorder because Apple would revoke these third-party apps so often.
With iOS 11, you can now record the screen of your iPhone or iPad just by tapping on a button from the Control Center. No, you couldn’t find it? That’s because you need to enable the screen recorder from the Settings app first.
How to Record your iOS 11 Screen
- Open the Settings app
- Tap on Control Center (It’s below the Notifications tab)
- Look for More Controls
- Under this menu, you will see Screen Recording
- Tap on the green icon next to it
- Doing so, you added the screen recording function to your Control Center
That being said, you can swipe up from the bottom of your screen and select the screen recording icon. This method can be applied anywhere on your iPhone or iPad, not just the home screen.
How do I know if I’m recording my iPhone screen?
There are multiple indicators to let you know that your iOS screen is being recorded. The icon from the Control Center will turn red, and there will be a blue bar below the status bar that says, “Recording [time].”
To stop recording your iPhone, just swipe up to launch Control Center and tap on the Screen Recording icon again. You will also get a notification that says, “Screen Recording video saved to Photos.”
To retrieve and manage all your recordings, open the Photos app, and it should appear on your Camera Roll.
Why is this different from other iOS screen recorders?
Well, that’s a no-brainer question. You don’t have to download anything, and it should work at all time. Not to mention, the feature will automatically save your videos to the Camera Roll as I said earlier.
Unlike third-party apps such as AirShou and BB Rec, the native screen recorder app in iOS 11 won’t let you showcase your gameplays to a live audience online. This is something to keep in kind f you use apps like Shou.TV or Twitch.