How to enable screen capture on iPhone
Flash on iPhone
There are various ways to activate this function. For example, using standard iOS system tools or using third-party apps to enable and configure flash and flashlight on iPhone. It all depends on what kind of tasks it should perform.
Turn on flash for photos and videos
Click on the lightning bolt in the upper left corner of the screen.
Enabling Flash on iPhone
iPhone can be used not only as a means of making calls, but also for taking photos / videos. Sometimes such work takes place at night and that is why Apple phones have a camera flash, as well as a built-in flashlight. These functions can be either extended or have a minimal set of possible actions.
Turning on the flash as a flashlight
The flash can be either instantaneous or continuous. The latter is called a flashlight and is turned on via built-in iOS tools or using a third-party application from the App Store.
By downloading this application from the link below, the user gets the same flashlight, but with advanced functionality. You can change the brightness and set up special modes, for example, its blinking.
- After opening the application, click on the power button in the middle. the flashlight is activated and will be on constantly.
The following scale adjusts the brightness of the light.
The “Color” button changes the color of the flashlight, but this function does not work on all models, be careful.
By pressing the “Morse” button, the user will be taken to a special window where you can enter the necessary text and the application will start broadcasting the text using Morse code using the flashlight.
If necessary, activation of the SOS mode is available, then the flashlight will start blinking quickly.
The default iPhone flashlight differs on different iOS versions. For example, starting with iOS 11, it got a brightness adjustment feature, which was not there before. But the inclusion itself isn’t that different, so the following steps should be taken:
- Open the Quick Access Toolbar by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. This can be done both on the locked screen and by unlocking the device using a fingerprint or password.
Click on the flashlight icon as shown in the screenshot and it will be turned on.
Flash on call
IPhones have a very useful feature. turning on the flash for incoming calls and notifications. It can be activated even in silent mode. This helps you not to miss an important call or message, because such a flash will be visible even in the dark. How to enable and configure such a function, read the article below on our website.
The flash is a very useful function both when photographing and filming at night, and for orientation in the terrain. For this, there is third-party software with advanced settings and standard iOS toolkit. The ability to use flash when receiving calls and messages can also be considered a special feature of the iPhone.
Enabling Screen Recording on iPhone with iOS 11
If you have iOS 11 or a newer version of the iOS operating system, then you do not need Jailbreak and third-party applications to enable screen recording on iPhone. You can only record your screen using the built-in tools. To do this, open the iPhone settings and go to the “Control Center” section. Recall, “Control Center” is a menu that opens with a swipe from the bottom edge of the screen. There you can adjust the screen brightness, as well as other commonly used iPhone functions.
After you have opened the section with the settings of the “Control Center”, you need to go to the subsection “Customize controls”.
This will take you to a menu where you can customize which items will be available in the Control Center. Here you can add and remove items, as well as change their order. In order to be able to enable iPhone screen recording, you need to add the “Screen Recorder” element.
Now you can enable screen recording on iPhone. To do this, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center. Then click on the screen recording button, which looks like a dot and a circle. As a result, a countdown will appear inside the button, and then the button will turn red, signaling that screen recording has already begun. To stop recording, return to the “Control Center” and press this button again.
Also, when you turn on screen recording, you can open a menu with additional settings. To do this, you need to press the record button and hold it down for a while. As a result, a menu will appear on the screen in which you can enable sound recording from the microphone.
After stopping recording, the resulting clips can be found in the “Photos” application in the “Videos” album. Using the “Share” button, you can send these videos from the “Photos” application to the cloud storage or by email. You can also connect your iPhone to your computer and upload videos directly, they will be in the same folder as your photos.
Enabling Screen Recorder for iPhone with iOS 11 and Above
Any iPhone that supports the iOS 11 update (including iPhone 5s and above) is capable of functionally recording video from the screen. At the same time, there is a choice whether to record with the microphone on or without it. Where to enable screen recording:
- Go to Settings → Control Center → Customize Controls.
- In the list, find “Screen Recording” and by clicking on the plus, move this item to the “Enable” section.
- Next, go to the control center (swipe from the bottom screen) and open the Record widget that appears.
List of Apple phones that support iOS 11 and above:
- IPhone 5s.
- IPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus.
- IPhone SE.
- IPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8 and 8Plus.
- IPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max.
Screen Recorder in QuickTime on MacOS
If you own a Mac computer, you can use the built-in QuickTime Player to record video from your iPhone or iPad.
- Connect your phone or tablet with a cable to your MacBook or iMac, if necessary, allow access to the device (answer the request “Trust this computer?”).
- Launch QuickTime Player on your Mac (you can use Spotlight Search), then choose File> New Video from the program menu. When you finish recording your screen, choose File> Save from the QuickTime Player main menu. By the way, in QuickTime Player you can also record Mac screen, for more details: Record Mac OS screen video in QuickTime Player.
Screen recording is not very popular, but an important function, without which the smartphone seems incomplete. In this article, we will show you how to enable screen recording on iPhone running modern and legacy versions of the iOS operating system.
How to Record iPhone and iPad Screen Video on Windows 10, 8 and Windows 7
Note: to use the method, both the iPhone (iPad) and the computer must be connected to the same network, it does not matter via Wi-Fi or using a wired connection.
If necessary, you can record video from the screen of your iOS device from a Windows computer or laptop, but this will require third-party software that allows you to receive broadcast via AirPlay.
I recommend using the free program LonelyScreen AirPlay Receiver, which can be downloaded from the official website http://eu.lonelyscreen.com/download.html (after installing the program, you will see a request to allow it to access public and private networks, you must allow it).
- Launch LonelyScreen AirPlay Receiver.
- On your iPhone or iPad connected to the same network as the computer, go to the control point (swipe from bottom to top) and click “Screen Repeat”.
- The list will show the available devices to which the image can be broadcast via AirPlay, select LonelyScreen.
- The iOS screen will be displayed on the computer in the program window.
After that, you can record video using the built-in Windows 10 screen recording tools (by default, you can call the recording panel with the WinG keyboard shortcut) or using third-party programs (see Best programs for recording video from a computer or laptop screen).
Screen video recording using iOS
Starting with iOS 11, a built-in function for recording screen video appeared on the iPhone and iPad, however, a novice owner of an Apple device may not even notice it.
To enable the function, use the following steps (remember, you must have iOS version 11 or higher).
- Go to Settings and open the “Control Center”.
- Click “Customize Controls”.
- Pay attention to the list ” controls”, there you will see the item “Screen recording”. Click the plus sign to the left of it.
- Exit the settings (press the “Home” button) and drag the bottom of the screen: in the control center you will see a new button for screen recording. By default, pressing the screen recording button starts recording the screen of the device without sound. However, if you use a strong press (or long press on iPhone and iPad without Force Touch support), a menu will open as in the screenshot, in which you can enable sound recording from the device’s microphone.
After the end of the recording (performed by pressing the record button again), the video file is saved in.mp4 format, 50 frames per second and stereo sound (at least on my iPhone this is the case).
Below is a video instruction on using the function, if something remains incomprehensible after reading this method.
How to Record Screen on Old iPhones
If you have an old iPhone and cannot update to iOS 11, then you can use alternative screen recording methods. For example, you can record your iPhone screen using AirPlay technology. As you know, AirPlay allows you to transfer images from your smartphone screen to other devices. And if you transfer the image to a desktop computer, then it will be possible to record it already on the computer using any program. The only tricky part is getting the picture to be received with AirPlay. To do this, you need to install a special program on your computer. For this purpose, programs such as Reflector, AirServer or LonelyScreen AirPlay Receiver can be used on the computer.
MacOS users have another option. screen recording with QuickTime Player. To do this, you need to connect your iPhone to your computer and grant access to it by confirming the request “Trust this computer?” After that, you need to launch QuickTime Player, open the “File” menu, go to “New Video” and turn on “Record Mobile Device Screen”.
You can also record screen using iTools program. This program is a whole set of utilities for working with iPhone and other devices from Apple. Among its features is the function of mirroring the screen to a computer. To enable this feature, you need to open iTools, connect your iPhone via cable, and enable Real-Time Desktop in the Toolbox tab. After that, to turn on the iPhone screen recording, you need to click on the Record button.
If you need to record a video from the screen of your iOS device, there are several ways to do this. And one of them, recording video from the iPhone and iPad screen (including with sound) on the device itself (without the need to use third-party programs) appeared quite recently: in iOS 11 there was a built-in function for this. However, in earlier versions, recording is also possible.
This manual describes in detail how to record video from the iPhone (iPad) screen in three different ways: using the built-in recording function, as well as from a Mac computer and from a PC or laptop with Windows (i.e. the device is connected to a computer and already on it records what is happening on the screen).
How to enable screen recording button on iPhone
The need to record the screen on the iPhone does not arise very often. But, if such a need arises, then it is not so easy to implement it, because there are a lot of restrictions on Apple devices. Nevertheless, it is possible and now you will learn how to do it iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 6, 6s, 7, 8 and iPhone X.