Social Snacks Episode 36: How to Record Your iOS Screen For iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch on iOS

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Social Snacks Episode 36: How to Record Your iOS Screen For iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch on iOS

Are you looking to record the screen on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch?

Maybe you want to create a social media tutorial to share with your customers or teach someone something on their iOS device?

On this episode of Social Snacks, you will learn how to record the screen on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

This way you can quickly create your own videos that show your screen.

Let's take a look at how you can make a screen recording with sound on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
 

How to Enable Screen Recording In iOS 11

The first thing you need to do is make sure you are running iOS 11 or later. Screen recording is a new feature that was added to this version of iOS.

Once you have upgraded your software, follow these instructions to record your screen.

 

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How to Add Screen Recording

If you haven't added screen recording to your control center on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you'll need to do that first. Here's how.

  1. Go to Settings > Control Center
     
    How to customize your iOS control center
     
  2. Tap on "Customize Controls
     
    How to add iOS screen recording
     
  3. Tap on the plus sign to add "screen recording"
  4. Close Settings

 

How to Record the Screen On Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Now that you have screen recorded added, here's how to record the screen on your mobile device.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen

     
    iOS Control Center
     

  2. Long press or use 3D Touch on the screen recording button
  3. Tap on the microphone audio to turn it on. Red indicates it is on
  4. Tap "start recording" to begin recording your screen

When you're finished recording the screen on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device, your video will be saved to the Photos app.

From there, you can choose to edit your screen recording using applications such as iMovie and add a bumper or closing screen to people to connect with you (iOS) before sharing them on your favorite social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.
 

Why Record Your Screen?

One of the main reasons to record the screen on your iOS device is to teach someone or to answer a question that you often get asked about.

We often receive questions from clients about how to do something on Facebook, Instagram or another social media channel.

Instead of taking screenshots, we record our screen and then upload it to our Facebook Page or upload it to CloudApp. This way we have a permanent place to store our screen recordings for later.

Another thing you can do with your screen recordings is to turn them into a blog post with written and recorded instructions. People who read your blog or come across it from search results can have their questions answered.
 

Over to You

You've just learned how to record the screen on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

As you can, you can use your screen recordings to help answer your customers questions.

You can also help your business because it helps cutdown on having to answer the same questions over and over.

After you've set up screen recording on your iOS device, practice recording the screen on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and share it in the comments below along with any questions that you might have.

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Christian Karasiewicz Founder, Social Chefs