How To Screen Record On iPhone 12

How To Screen Record On iPhone 12 | Easy Step

Apple has made it easier to do a screen record on an iPhone, including iPhone 12. If you want to capture something on your iPhone’s screen, you can do this with a screenshot. 

But did you know that you can also capture a series of events (in the form of a video) on your screen? This can be achieved through a screen record. And you can also do this screen record with your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPhone 12 Mini

In this blog post, we’ll look through the steps on how to screen record on iPhone 12.

Let’s delve in!

How to Enable Screen Record On iPhone 12

To use the screen recording on your iPhone, you must first enable the Screen Recording button. You can do it in the Control Center.

Locate the Control Center by swiping down from the Battery icon at the top right corner of your screen.

  • Begin by opening the Settings app
  • After that, choose Control Center
  • In Control Center, swipe down until you get to the More Controls list
  • Find Screen Recording (with the “+” icon next to it), then tap on it
  • In the Included Controls list above, you will see Screen Recording
  • But if you want to reposition the shortcut buttons, simply tap and drag them in a particular order that will reflect when you open Control Center
  • After repositioning them, leave the Settings app. You can start recording.

How to Screen Record On iPhone 12 

When you add the Screen Record shortcut to the Control Center, you can then start a screen record on your iPhone 12.

  • To start your screen record, open Control Center and swipe down from the top right corner of your screen beside the battery icon.
  • You will see the Screen Record button in the Control Center. The screen recording button is a circle enclosed in another circle.
  • Tap the Screen Record button and wait for 3 seconds for your screen recording to start.
  • Now, your iPhone 12 will begin to record everything on your screen unless you stop recording.
  • If you want to stop recording, click on the red status bar in the upper left corner of your screen.
  • Then tap on Stop
  • Your video will automatically be saved to Photos

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How to Screen Record On iPhone 12 With Sound

By default, your screen cannot be recorded with sound/audio. For instance, if you want to record your voice alongside the screen record, you can still do so with some easy settings.

  • From the upper right corner of your iPhone’s screen, swipe down 
  • Long-press the Screen Record icon
  • Click on Microphone On
  • Tap on Start Recording
  • Now, your screen will be recording with sound and you can also talk alongside
  • If you want to stop recording, click on the red status bar in the upper left corner of your screen.
  • Then tap Stop
  • Your video will automatically be saved to Photos

How to Record Screen On iPhone 12 Pro Max

Recording your screen is a faster way to share what is displayed on your screen with someone. Don’t worry about your iPhone 12 Pro Max, you can still record your screen with it.

Here’s how to go about it.

  • Go to the Settings app
  • Select Control Center> Customise Controls
  • Now, add the Screen Recording icon to the quick menu by tapping the “+” icon enclosed in a green circle
  • Next, go to the interface you want to record. Then open the Control Center by swiping from bottom to top
  • To turn on/off your microphone, long-press the Screen Recording icon
  • After that, tap the Screen Record button and wait for 3 seconds for the recording to start
  • A red stripe will be shown at the top of the screen or a large Red Circle will be displayed at the Control Center
  • If you want to stop recording, click on the Red Stripe and tap Stop 
  • Your screen record will now be in your Gallery

Related: How to show battery percentage on iPhone 12 

How to Record Screen On iPhone 12 Mini

You can do screen recording regardless of the iPhone model you use. You simply would need to add the screen recorder to the control center. And you’re good to go.

  • From the upper right corner of your screen, swipe down
  • Tap the Screen Recorder
  • After the countdown and your screen will start recording
  • Immediately your screen begins to record, you can record whatever you like
  • When you’re through, just tap on the Time icon to stop recording
  • Your recording will be automatically saved to Photos 

How to Edit Screen Recording On iPhone 12 Using The Photos App

Do you know that you can still edit screen recordings using your iPhone 12? Since this recording is saved to the Photos app, you can edit it using the same app.

But there are limitations to editing it with the Photos app. You can only adjust colors, trim, rotate/crop the video, and apply filters.

So, you can edit your screen recording following these simple steps:

  • Go to the Photos app and choose the recording you wish to edit.
  • At the bottom right corner, tap Edit. You will see four options to edit your recording.
  • To trim the video, tap on the Trim button and drag the sliders at the beginning and end of the video.
  • Tap on the Adjustment button to adjust the contrast and exposure. Then adjust the parameters as you wish.
  • To apply filters, tap the Filters button and choose the filter you want. 
  • Tap the Rotate/Crop icon to rotate or crop your video. Then set your desired ratio.
  • Click Done when you finish.

Limitations For Recording Your iPhone 12 Screen

While you can do screen records on your iPhone 12 device, there are still limitations. Truth is, you cannot screen record certain things on your iPhone 12 screen.

Streaming apps such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and Disney+ cannot be recorded. Why? It is against their terms and conditions.

Additionally, you should also keep in mind that recording your screen doesn’t stop notifications and calls from coming in. Hence to avoid these distractions, just set your iPhone to Do Not Disturb mode before recording.

Other Screen Recording Apps For iPhone 12

Just in case you don’t want to use the built-in screen recorder on your iPhone, you can use these instead.

  1. ScreenFlow 

ScreenFlow can be used instead of your built-in recorder. It has interesting features for screen recording and video editing. 

You can use this app to edit videos in various formats. These formats include MOV, M4V, AIFF, MP4, and GIF. But there’s sad news—the app isn’t free. 

Asides from that, it has no trial version. Therefore, you have to pay before using the app.

  1. QuickTime Player

This app is also developed by Apple Inc. And you can use it to record your iPhone 12’s screen. Besides that, QuickTime Player can be used to format sound, pictures, and videos.

How do you get this app? Simply download it from the Apple store. It is also available for Mac OS.

  1. ApowerREC

Another iPhone 12 screen recording app is ApowerREC. Apowersoft Limited developed this app for Android and iOS devices. You can get it from the App Store (for iPhone) by simply downloading it. For Android devices, simply download it from Google Play Store.

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Bottom Line 

Recording your iPhone 12’s screen makes it easier for you to share a sequence of events on your screen. And if you were having trouble doing a screen record on your iPhone 12, this guide on how to screen record on iPhone 12 should put you through.

On the flip side, if you don’t want to use your iPhone’s built-in screen recorder, you can use any of the aforementioned Third-party screen recording apps.

FAQs On How To Screen Record On iPhone 12

How long can you screen record on iPhone 12?

There’s no specific time limit for screen recording on your iPhone. The only limit is the amount of storage space in your iPhone. Again, if your video is very long, it can stop because of the large size.

How do you take a picture from a video on iPhone 12?

When the video recording is locked, you will see a shutter button at the right. Click on the shutter button to take a picture while the screen is recording.

Why is my screen recording not working on my iPhone 12?

Check to ensure that screen recording is allowed in your iPhone. Otherwise, enable it from the Control Center in your Settings app. 


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