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If you are the proud owner of a late model iPhone, you now have the capability to easily record a video of your screen, thanks to the release of iOS 11. There are a number of reasons why you might want to take a screen recording of your iPhone. First, you might need to demonstrate a technical process to someone. For example, let’s say a family member wants to know how to post a picture to Facebook or Instagram. Instead of trying to talk him or her through the process, you can simply record yourself doing it. Then, send the screen recording to your loved one for their reference. There are a lot of other reasons why you might want to do a screen recording on your iPhone. Check out some common reasons below and read on to learn how to screen record.

Why You Might Want to Screen Record on an iPhone

You have probably taken a few screenshots on your computer screen from time to time. These are helpful for pointing out bugs when contacting tech support. They can also help you demonstrate something to a colleague or client. Doing a screen record on an iPhone is similar, but better. You will be able to record a video of exactly what you are doing with your smartphone.

This is useful for a number of reasons. For example, let’s say you run into a bug with an app you are using. When talking to tech support, you might have trouble describing exactly what happens when you access a particular feature of the app. However, with iOS 11, you can do a screen record instead. Just take a video of exactly what you are doing to trigger the bug or error code, and send the video to the tech support team.

Alternatively, let’s say you are an app developer. You can use your iPhone to do a screen recording that demonstrates the various features of your new app. Then, you can upload the videos as app store previews to let potential customers know why they should purchase your app.

How to Do a Screen Record on Your iPhone

It’s easier than you might think to do a screen record on your iPhone. First, tap the “settings” button. Then, scroll down until you see “control center.” Select that option. Next, select “customize controls.” Next to “screen recording,” tap on the green circle icon with the plus sign in the center. This will add the screen record option to your control center, making it readily available. Then, all you need to do is go back to your home screen. Open the control center, and look for the screen record option. Select it and start recording.

How to Do a Screen Record with an Audio Recording

Did you know that your iPhone will also let you combine your screen recording with an audio recording? This feature is particularly helpful if you are trying to talk someone through a technical process. Open up the control center and find the screen recording button. Do a long press on it to generate a menu. At the bottom of the menu, you should see an option for audio recording. Just tap on the “microphone audio” button. It should turn red. Then, you should see an option labeled “start recording.” Select that option and your microphone will capture audio for as long as your screen record is running.

How to Use Your New Recording

Once you hit the button to stop the screen record, your iPhone will prompt you to do something with the recording. You will have the option to save the recording to your photos app. If you toggle that option, you can then access your recording at any time from the app, and you can also send it to other people. All you need to do is open up the app, tap on “select,” and then tap on the recording. Then, you can tap on the “share” button. Add one or more recipients to the “to” field and add a message to the recipients if you wish. Then, just tap the “send” button and the recipients will be able to view the recording.

If you are having trouble doing a screen recording on your iPhone despite following these instructions, just head on over to Gamers Warehouse for some expert guidance. We are conveniently located on the upper level of the Tucson Mall, right next to Sears. Our friendly technicians can help you figure out what’s going on with your iPhone. If repairs are needed, we can perform most repairs the same day while you wait, so you won’t have to go for a long time without your iPhone! Drop by our shop seven days per week or give us a call at (520) 347-8566 with your questions about our services or competitive prices.

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