If you want to make a video of what is happening on the screen of your iPhone 11, you can use a built-in feature of iOS to take a screen recording. It’s like taking a screenshot, but a video. This also works on iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
What is a screen recording?
On an iPhone, a screen capture is a video of everything you see on your device’s screen, including any actions you take, apps you run, notifications, or otherwise. There are no cameras involved. Instead, a screen recording takes the data directly from the screen and turns it into a video file. It’s like a screenshot in motion.
After taking the screenshot, you can save it for future use or share it like any other video on your iPhone. Screenshots are good for capturing certain games, recording errors for troubleshooting, and making how-to videos. It is also important to note that screen recording will not work while mirroring your iPhone’s screen.
Turn on the “Screen Recording” button first
To capture a screen recording on your iPhone, you must first enable a special “Screen Recording” button in the Control Center. (Control Center is the set of quick shortcuts that you can access by swiping down from the top right corner of your screen.)
To do this, first open Settings by tapping the gear icon.
In Settings, tap Control Center.
In the Control Center settings, scroll down to the “More Controls” list and tap “Screen Recording” (with the plus symbol next to it).
The “Screen Recording” option is moved to the “Included Controls” list. You can tap and drag the items in this list to change their arrangement on the Control Center screen. Once you have arranged the order to your liking, exit Settings. Now you are ready for the next step: recording.
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Take a screenshot on iPhone 11
Now that you’ve added the Screen Capture button to Control Center (described in the section above), you can take a screen capture at any time. First, open the Control Center by swiping down from the top right corner of the screen (near the battery icon).
In Control Center, find the Screen Recording button, which looks like a circle inside another circle. Tap it once to quickly record without audio. Press and hold the button to record with sound.
After you press and hold the Screen Capture button, another screen will appear. To record with audio, tap the microphone button until it turns red and says Microphone on. Then select ‘Start recording’.
The screen recording feature will begin with a three-second countdown, and when the countdown is complete, the screen capture button in the Control Center (and the clock in the top left corner) will turn red and your iPhone will begin recording everything on the screen as a video. If you have the microphone turned on, your iPhone will also record audio so you can tell what you’re doing if necessary.
To stop taking a screen recording, you have two options. One way is to use the Control Center: Open the Control Center and tap the Screen Capture button again.
The screen recording stops immediately. The other option is to tap the red clock in the top left corner of your screen and select “Stop” from the pop-up window.
Anyway, once the screen recording is complete, you will see a confirmation that the screen recording video has been saved to your Photos library.
To view your screen recording, open the Photos app and tap the thumbnail of the recording, and it will play like any other video stored on your iPhone. If you want, you can use the Photos app’s editing features to trim the video to the length you want. Having fun!
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