How to Enable Screen Recording on an iPhone 7

You have long been able to take screenshots on an iPhone by pressing the Power button and the Home button at the same time. This is a great way to share images of your screen with others, and it is something that I have been using on this site for a while for my iPhone tutorials.

But until iOS 11, there wasn’t an easy way to record a video of your screen. Fortunately this has changed, and it’s now possible to take video recording of your iPhone screen. Our tutorial below will show you how to enable this feature in iOS 11 so that you can start recording videos from your device’s Control Center.


How to Turn on the Screen Recording Feature in iOS 11

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.2.6. Note that this feature is not available in iOS versions lower than 11. If you aren’t running iOS 11, you can read here about updating.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

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Step 2: Select the Control Center.

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Step 3: Touch the Customize Controls option.

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Step 4: Scroll down and tap the green + next to Screen Recording.

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To start screen recording, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open the Control Center, then tap the Screen Recording button.

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You can stop the screen recording by pressing that same button again, or by pressing the red bar at the top of the screen and choosing the Stop option. The recorded video will be saved to the Videos album in your Photos app.


If you are going to be recording a lot of videos on your device, then storage space could become a problem. Read our complete guide to deleting iPhone items for some tips on files and apps that you can remove to increase your available storage. newsletter

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