The screen recording feature that was introduced in iOS 11 was something that iPhone owners have been hoping for since it became something that was common on other smartphones. Fortunately the screen recording feature is easy to use and records excellent video, but you might be struggling with audio.
You are able to record audio while screen recording on an iPhone, and the means of recording that audio is accomplished through the iPhone’s microphone. Our tutorial below will show you where to find and enable this option so that you can start adding sound to your screen recordings.
How to Turn on the Microphone for Screen Recording on an iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.3. This guide assumes that you have already turned on the screen recording feature by adding it to your control center. If not, this article will explain how.
Note that the audio that is recorded when you are screen recording is done so through the microphone. This will not record the device audio directly. So if you have headphones in while you are doing this, you probably won’t hear anything on the video.
Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center.
Step 2: Tap and hold on the screen recording button.
Step 3: Touch the Microphone Audio button at the bottom of the menu to enable it.
You can then tap the Start Recording button to start recording your screen using the microphone to record audio.
Your screen recordings can take up a lot of space on your device, so you may find that you need to free up some storage if you are using the screen recording feature a lot. Our complete guide to deleting items is a great way to search your iPhone for different apps and files that are consuming the storage space on your device.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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