iPhone Tip: Here’s how to record iPhone screen on iOS 16 without 3rd party apps

Do you know that your iPhone has the capability to record the screen including all the movement and action you do within your iPhone? Yes, iPhone has the capability to record its screen even without 3rd party apps installed. So in case you need to show your gaming session to friends or try to troubleshoot someone else iPhone issue by replicating the steps on your iPhone or just show off your iPhone screen look and feel – now you can do easily with just a few simple steps.

  • This article share the steps how you can record your iPhone screen without the help of 3rd party apps.
  • Although this article is mentioning iPhone and iOS only, however the same steps work for iPad and iPadOS.
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Here’s how to record screen easily on your iPhone

In case you don’t know, Screen Recording feature has been available since iOS 11, so although the following steps have been crafted for iOS 16, the similar steps can be done also for any iOS from iOS 11 to iOS 15.

Here’s the steps needed to record your iPhone screen:


Step 1) Enable Screen Recording on Control Center

This step is to be done one time only and only required if you don’t have or can’t see “Screen Recording” icon on your Control Center. Follow these steps to enable Screen Recording on Control Center.

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iOS 11 Screen Recording: Enable Screen Recording

a) On your iPhone, go to Settings > Control Center.

b) Check if Screen Recording is in “INCLUDE” or “INCLUDED CONTROL” section. If it is, then you can jump to Step 2) below.

c) In case Screen Recording can’t be found in “INCLUDE” or “INCLUDED CONTROL” section, then scroll to the bottom to the “MORE CONTROLS” section.

d) Under “MORE CONTROLS” section, find “Screen Recording” and tap “+” on Screen Recording. Screen Recording will then be added into “INCLUDED CONTROL” section.


Step 2) Activate Screen Recording via Control Center

This is the steps you need to do/redo every time you need to record your iPhone screen – be it record your gameplay, record your movement within screen or whatever that is. Screen Recording can be activated from any apps / games / Home Screen.

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Activate Control Center by Swipe Down from Top Right of the screen

a) From anywhere, either on iOS home screen or inside certain apps/games, activate Control Center (if you are using iPhone with Face ID, you need to swipe down your top right screen, if you are using iPhone with Touch ID, you need to swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen).

b) Control Center will get activated. Find button with white dot inside a white circle on the Control Center window (see image below for better clarity). That’s a Screen Recording button on Control Center.

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c) Tap on Screen Recording button to start recording your screen. It will start in the next 3 seconds, so now you can quickly close the Control Center to focus on the screen you want to record. When recording screen is started, the white dot button will turned to red-color dot button. And on the upper part of your iOS screen, you should see Screen Recording icon showing in red.

d) Record whatever you want to record: Your gameplay, your tutorial, your troubleshooting steps – whatever that is.

e) Once done recording, tap on the Screen Recording icon on top of iPhone screen to stop the screen recording. You’ll get prompted with “Screen Recording. Stop screen recording?”, tap “Stop” to stop recording, or tap “Cancel” if you still want to continue screen recording.

f) If you tap “Stop”, you’ll get notified “Screen Recording video saved to Photos”.


Now you can go to Photos to see your screen recording videos.


Bring it all together

You have just learned how to screen record any contents within your iPhone without any 3rd party programs. You can make use the recording to show case your gaming capability to social media, show off your Home Screen, apps or games, or help friends / families who needs the guidance / troubleshooting steps by sending the recorded video to them. In case you have queries or are facing difficulties, don’t hesitate to put your issues or thoughts down below on the comment section. I’ll be happy to assist!

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