How to Record Stereo Sound on an iPhone 11

The steps in this guide are going to show you how to enable a setting for your iPhone camera so that it records stereo sound when you record a video.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Scroll down and choose Camera.
  3. Tap the button to the right of Record Stereo Sound.

Your iPhone 11’s camera is pretty great, and not just when it comes to taking pictures. You can also use it to record video, even 4K video at up to 60 frames per second (FPS.)

You can also elect to record stereo sound when you are recording video, which can result in videos that sound better. Our tutorial below will show you where to find that setting and turn it on so that you can start taking advantage of this feature.

How to Turn on Stereo Sound Recording for the iPhone 11 Camera

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.1.3. These steps will also work for other iPhone models that have this capability. If you follow these steps and don’t see this option, then your iPhone is unable to record in stereo.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

open iPhone Settings menu

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Camera option.

open the Camera menu

Step 3: Touch the button to the right of Record Stereo Sound to enable it. I have stereo sound recording enabled in the picture below.

how to record stereo sound with videos in the iPhone 11 Camera app

In most cases this feature should be enabled on your iPhone by default. If you are unsure whether you like the stereo sound recording, it can be helpful to record a video without it and one with it, then listen to both of them and decide which recording option you prefer. Some people like the way that the mono audio recording sounds, and you may find that the advanced recording that comes along with the stereo sound recording option may include too much ambient noise for your taste.

Find out how to disable video autoplay in your Photos app if you don’t like how your videos start playing automatically when you are scrolling through the Photos app.

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