How To Screen Record on IPhone 11?

How to screen record

No matter what iPhone you have, there are two ways to record a video of what is on the screen, or when you want to protect a place or do an exercise lesson for someone.
Finally, someone asks you how to accomplish something on your iPhone 11, and assuming they’re not around you, you have to do it right in front of them or for them on their iPhone. You have to tell them the best way to get there, and they will know.

But they are not with you. They may be in rural areas with no good way to go, for example, many times the city or under the government has requested a state of lockdown. And that means you’ll be able to share it with them.

Explaining how to use a phone can cause injury. Or since your iPhone’s vibration is repetitive, it can lead to a lot of repeated actions before they finally get to you meaning they need to click the i button.

What you can do instead is record your iPhone. Do what you tell them, follow the steps, and let the iPhone make a video of you doing it. Then you can send them this explanatory video.

Finally, you are both set. They have a record of what they need to do for a particular project, and you avoid repeating that process in the future.

There are two ways to do this, one suitable for producing short videos quickly and the other for making longer or longer movies. The quick process involves a bit of preparation though, as you need to configure the control panel to include the screen recording button.

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There are multiple uses to recording your iPhone or iPad screen.

At apptamin we produce app trailers and game trailers. In a lot of the app store videos and mobile video ads we create, we show the actual app. Because it’s a great way to give a sense to what your app is all about to the person watching the video! So this is something our agency does on a daily basis.

This is especially true for iPhone App Previews (videos on the iOS App Store) because of Apple’s guidelines that state that the videos should be mostly based on captured footage.

If you wonder why you might want to have an app store video (whether an iPhone App Preview or a Google Play Store video), the answer is that these videos (done well) can help you increase your conversion rate and get more downloads. It is part of your App Store Optimization strategy.

There are a couple of other uses to recording your screen: you can show a demo of your app during an internal presentation or to investors, record a video you’re displaying on your phone, etc.

How to set up Control Center

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Choose Control Center
  3. Tap Customize Controls
  4. If Screen Recording is not in the top list, tap on it in the second
  5. Now it’s in the top list, tap and hold to rearrange it
  6. Tap Back

It’s a little confusing how to organize the various controls in Control Center, as they are shown here as a vertical list, but that’s not how you’ll use them. Later in the Control Center itself, you will see that they are placed in a row of buttons and that you end up with the reorganization of the control in the bottom half of the screen only.

However, once you add the screen recording button and see it in the control panel, you’re good to go.

How to screen record on iPhone 11

  1. Swipe down to reveal Control Center
  2. Tap on the video record button
  3. Wait through the three-second countdown
  4. Swipe up to leave Control Center
  5. Do whatever you need to demonstrate to someone
  6. Tap on the red clock at top left
  7. Tap Stop

The key to this is the video recording button. When you click down to reveal the control panel, it’s a white circle with a space around a filled white circle. When you click it, the center circle will be the number 3-2-1. And then it becomes a red dot. Sometimes when you are in Control Center and it is recording, there is a red dot on this icon.

Unless you want to see a log showing someone how to use something in the Control Center, you’ll have to log out of it. When you’re done, go back to your usual home screen or whatever app you were in before.

All that has changed is that the clock on the top left of your iPhone has turned red. Clicking on the clock or the red circle will prompt you to stop recording.

If you stop it, you will get a notification that the video you recorded is saved. It’s in your camera roll.

This means you can share it via email, text or any other way to send someone a photo.

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How to screen record longer videos on iPhone 11

You often use this Control Center screen recording method to create short videos. There’s no limit to how long they’ll last, at least until you’ve recorded enough to fill up your iPhone’s storage. However, if your iPhone screen is off, the recording stops automatically. So you can go to Settings, Display & Brightness and select Auto lock time. It’s the speed and convenience of entering the control panel, pressing a button, and pressing again to finish it that makes it worthwhile. When you want to show someone an iOS feature or show something remotely, you can do that and send them a video in real time. However, you may want something more extensive. Suppose you show them how long it takes to download a large application on a phone. The iOS movie editor allows you to cut the beginning or the end, but it cannot allow you to skip in the middle, for example.

In the same way, you can specify the screen. Or pause it so you have your own record that explains the same thing.

You can do most of that by recording everything you want in Control Center and editing in iMovie. If you start making widescreen video recordings, it is best to use the various recorders built into the Mac.

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How to screen record on iPhone 11 using QuickTime Player

    1. This option was introduced with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, and is what we recommend to record iPhone screen or iPad screen. All your need is:
      • An iOS device running iOS 8 or later
      • A Mac running OS X Yosemite or later
      • Lightning cable (the cable that comes with iOS devices)

      No need for jailbreak, a third party app or additional hardware.

      Here are the steps to do it:

          1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac via the lightning cable
          2. Open QuickTime player
          3. Click File then select ‘New Movie Recording’

      Quick recording

        1. A recording window will appear (with you in it, most likely). Click the little arrow of the drop down menu in front of the record button, then select your iPhone or iPad

      recording window

      1. Select the Mic of your iPhone if you want to record music/sound effects


    1. Click the Record button. Now perform the tasks on your iOS device that you want to record
    2. Once done tap the stop button and save the video.

Quick tip: by hitting Cmd + T you’ll be able to directly trim your video before saving it, so you only keep the relevant part of the recording.

If you’re running into any issues (it will happen), update both your iPhone (iOS updated) and your Mac.

Note that it is a New Movie recording that you want to click on the Mac’s QuickTime player, although there is a New screen recording option under it. This is because if you choose screen recording on your Mac, it will record your Mac screen. When you’re done, click the square button to stop QuickTime Player. Unlike the iPhone, this doesn’t automatically save videos, so you have to remember to choose File, Save.

QuickTime Player does not have more complex editing functions than Camera Roll in iOS, but again, you can open the video in iMovie.

Alternatives to Apple’s own screen recording

While you’re connecting your iPhone to your Mac, you could look at alternative apps such as Screenflow. This is a third-party app for recording screens and it is particularly good.

What’s more, though, it has evolved from a basic screen recorder into very nearly a whole video production app. It will let you zoom in on certain areas of the recording, and build sequences from multiple different screen videos if you need it.


So that’s how it’s done. Choose the method that works best for you and fits your budget.

Now that you know how to record your iOS device, what content should you include in your videos? Our video marketing guide will give you some tips.

If you want us to produce your app store video or video ad, just contact our agency.

We look forward to seeing your videos!


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