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Do you need to capture what you see on the screen right now? With the built-in screen recording tool, you can create a video of your activities on the screen and also help you take screenshots on your iPhone or iPad.

If you want to record a video of your iPhone or iPad screen, you don’t need a third-party app from the App Store. The ability to record the screen is integrated directly into iOS and iPadOS through a function called Screen Recording.

By adding screen recording to the control panel, you can start a screen recording and then take individual screenshots of the video. This tool makes capturing the screen activity of your iPhone or iPad much easier than a third party program. Let’s see how.

How to record the screen on your iPhone or iPad

Customize Control Center

On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings> Control Center. Make sure that the option “Access within apps” is activated. Touch Customize Controls. In the Other Controls section, tap Screen Recording to add it to the Control Center.

Start recording

Now you can switch to the app or screen you want to start recording. Open the Control Center and select the Screen Recording icon. If your device has 3D Touch, press the icon below to view more options. You can enable or disable audio recording by touching the microphone icon and choose a different destination for recording the screen other than the Photos library.

Tap Start recording to start the acquisition. If your device is not equipped with 3D Touch, just tap the Record icon on the screen and the device will start recording. You will then see a countdown, after which the recording will begin.

Stop recording

When finished, you can stop recording without having to go back to the Control Center. A red timer icon will appear at the top of the screen (top left corner on iPhone, top right corner on iPad) during recording. Touch the icon and a message will open that will allow you to stop recording. Tap Stop, a notification will appear that says, the screen video recording has been saved to the device.

View the recording

You can view the screen recording in the Photos app. Tap the recording and tap Play to view it. From here, you can also scroll through the video, mute the sound, share it or delete it.

Screen capture

You can also use screen recording to take screenshots of any activity already recorded. This trick can come in handy if you’re having trouble capturing screenshots while using an app or performing another activity. After recording the video, play the recorded movie and pause at the right time.

Take a screenshot on your device by pressing the appropriate keys to perform a static screenshot (side button + Volume up button on an iPhone or iPad Pro without a Home button; On / Off button + Home button on devices with a Home button).

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