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how to use it on your iPhone and iPad

In the past, recording the screen of an iPhone or iPad was a complicated task. Now, thanks to iOS 11, we’re going to show you how to record the screen on iOS 11 without having to rely on a third-party app, jailbreak or your Mac. Because screen-recording has become much easier since yesterday.

Record screen in iOS 11: activate option in Control Center

What better way than to start a tutorial on how to record video from an iPhone or iPad with iOS 11 than this one? In the above tweet, I show how this option is added to the Control Center of the iPhone with iOS 11. To do this, go to Settings> Control Center> Customize and slide the Screen Recording option to the include section.

how to use it on your iPhone and iPad
how to use it on your iPhone and iPad

From now on, when you open the Control Center you will see a small recording circle with which you can record your screen.

Starting and stopping screen recording in iOS 11

Once you have the option to record in the Control Center, you can just touch it at any time. You’ll see a 3 second countdown start, which you can use to close the menu and enter wherever you want. As soon as it finishes, you’ll be recording your iPhone or iPad screen.

Everything you do from that point on will be recorded on the video. To stop the recording, you will have to touch the top red bar that appears as soon as you start recording (this is something that cannot be removed). As soon as you do this, you will see an alert asking you if you want to stop the recording. Accept and you’re done.

You will then receive a notification indicating that your video has been saved in Photos. Use it to open the app directly and show you where the recording is.

Recording the Screen in iOS 11 with and without Sound

By default, recording the iPhone or iPad screen is done without sound. For those circumstances where you want to record sound with the device’s microphone as well, there is a way to do so. When you press the record option in Control Center, press until you activate the 3D Touch menu where you will see the option to activate the microphone.

When you do this, it will turn red and you can start talking while moving through the operating system. The rest of the process is exactly the same as before: same way of stopping the recording and same storage location.

Shortening the video after recording the screen

Now that you have your screen recording on your iPhone or iPad, it’s time to edit it. Although in the final version of iOS 11 , Apple has removed the possibility to adjust some parameters and place filters. Now, all we can do is shorten the screen recording.

To do this, simply touch the Edit option, after which the usual yellow trimming frames will appear. Adjust the frames to your liking to leave out the bits of video you don’t want to have. Unfortunately, you can only adjust the duration at the beginning or end here, not in between.

Ya está disponible iOS 11: todo lo que podrás hacer en tu iPhone y iPad.

That’s it. When you save your changes, you will be asked if you want to save it to a new clip which preserves the original to make other changes if you wish. And now, let’s share your screen recordings!

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