iOS 11 will be bringing in screen recording as a native feature. Although it wasn’t announced during the WWDC 2017 event, but the screen recording feature is one feature that iOS users have been clamoring for years. It is one of the biggest reasons iOS users have been jailbreaking their devices. It is also the impetus behind various third-party apps. We have so far come across multiple official and unofficial ways of screen recording on iOS. But what makes iOS 11 unique from other version of the iOS is the fact that it is the first of Apple’s mobile operating system to introduce screen recording as a built-in-feature.
However, since we are only in the first beta stages of iOS 11, we could see the screen record feature go through a number of changes before its final release. It can even be revoked before its final release. But setting all things aside, this has been a long time coming feature for iOS.
What is screen recording in iOS 11?
Screen recording essentially refers to the task of recording the actions that are taking place on your iOS device’s screen. Among the many advantages of screen recording on iOS is the fact that you will be able to share what you see on-screen with others. For example: Suppose you are trying to figure out what is wrong on one of your loved one’s Facebook app, then you can have them record the screen as they see the issue. Even when you are trying to teach someone how to navigate through a list of menu items, you can record a video with microphone audio recording enabled and walk them through it by following the step by step process.
Another advantage of this feature also indicates that the third-party apps will have to re-analyze privacy within their ephemeral content services. Although not a part of the company’s main directive, apps such as Snapchat and Instagram might want to check out educating users on the modifications that built-in screen recording will bring.
Before iOS 11, if a user wanted to screen record their iOS devices, they had to rely on hacks or QuickTime on a Mac in order to get the footage. With the coming of screen recording on iOS 11, you can get help for all your application woes, you can record bugs in order to send it to developers or you can even create application walkthrough videos on the go.
How can you set up screen recording in iOS 11?
Please go through the following tutorial guide in order to set up screen recording in iOS 11.
Step 1 – First of all, you have to tap the ‘Settings’ app.
Step 2 – In the search bar that appears in the following window, search for ‘Control Center’.
Step 3 – Select ‘Control Center’.
Step 4 – Scroll downwards and select the green plus icon which is beside the screen recording option.
This will help to add the screen recording feature to the new control center. It will give you an easier access to the feature.
How can you use screen recording in iOS 11?
Now that you have set up the screen recording feature in your iOS 11 compatible device, it is time for you to understand how you can use it. So, here we go.
Step 1 – Go to the ‘Home Screen’ Swipe upwards from the bottom of the display in order for ‘Control Center’ to appear.
Step 2 – Once within the ‘Control Center’, you will find the ‘Screen Recording’ icon. You need to long press it. Once you do so, you will be given the options of starting or stopping a recording. Moreover, there will also be an option to either turn on and off audio recording via a microphone button. Choose whatever option suits your requirement.
Step 3 – Now, when you are ready for the recording to start, tap ‘Start Recording’, followed by the home button to exit the window. Here, you can use your device as normal or focus on the recording. You will find a blue bar under the status bar. You will get to see information such as a confirmation that the recording is underway and its duration.
Step 4 – When you are done with the recording and want to stop it, tap the blue bar. It will save recording to the Photos app.
With that, the process to enable and start Screen Recording is complete.
What are the things that you need to keep in mind while screen recording?
There are a couple of things you need to keep in mind while screen recording. Since screen recording on iOS 11 records everything that you do, it will also capture the moments when you close ‘Control Center’ or stop a recording.
In order to make the videos in your iPhone look even more cleaner, do not forget to trim the first and last few seconds of the video in the Photos App. When you begin screen recording on your iOS device, it will also capture the present status bar in your iPhone. Please remember to Turn on ‘Do Not Disturb’ or set your iPhone into AirPlane Mode if you want to pause or stop visual interruptions in your recording. Although if you are looking for a clean look of full signal and 100 percent battery, then the apt option for you is to plug it into your Mac. You can edit and share screen recording just as can any other video stored on your iOS device. It is undoubtedly going to come in handy for all iOS 11 users.
So there you have it! Hopefully, this article has answered all of the queries you had regarding screen recording on iOS 11. The built-in feature of screen recording in iOS 11 is indeed a revolutionary one and will enable us to explore much more than we presently can.