Screenshot of an iPhone's Control Center with the Screen Recorder symbol in red.

Screen Recorder: iOS 11 Feature

Learn how to video record what you are doing on your iOS screen!

iOS 11 has several new features, including the Screen Recorder feature. The screen recorder feature enables you to capture of video recording of what you are doing on your iPhone or iPad – the video even captures your voice narration and VoiceOver!

Screen Recording for Teachers

There are many purposes for using the screen recording tool. Here are a few educational ideas:

Add Screen Record to the Control Center

Go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls > find Screen Recorder and select the + button.

Activate Screen Record

Open the Control Center (slide finger up from the bottom of the screen). Select Screen Record (symbol is a solid round circle inside a ring – looks like a ‘target’). Once you select Screen Record, numbers will appear to count down when the recording will start. To stop Screen Record, select the red bar at the top of the screen then confirm that you want to stop the screen recording.

In order to turn on the microphone, do a long press on the Screen Record button. This will display the Microphone Audio on/off button.

This video demonstrates how to turn on Screen Recorder (without VoiceOver).

This video demonstrates how to turn on Screen Recorder (with VoiceOver).

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By Diane Brauner

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