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You must have seen screen recording videos of desktop computers; but, did you know that the same can be done using a smartphone as well? In this article, we will take you through the steps on how to screen record on your iPhone 12 using the built-in feature, as well as some third-party apps.

We have also included the steps to edit screen recording on iPhone 12 and a few limitations related to this feature.

But before we move on to the tutorial, let us tell you that this feature allows you not only to record your screen, but can also use it to take a screenshot on iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

How to Set Up the Screen Recorder on Your iPhone 12?

If you want to screen record on iPhone 12, you will first have to add the screen recording feature to the Control Centre.

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Below are the steps on how to turn the on-screen records on iPhone 12.

Step 1

Go to “Settings > Control Centre.”

Click on settings: Record screen which iphone 12
Click on control centre: Record screen which iphone 12

Step 2

Scroll down to “Screen Recording” and tap the “+” next to it.

Tap on 'Scree Recording'.

This will add the screen recording function to the Control Center. You can also change the position of the screen recorder by dragging it up or down or click on “-“ to remove it from the Control Center.

Screen Recording function will be added.

Now, that you have added the screen recording feature to the Control Center, here are the steps to use it.

How to Record your Screen on iPhone 12

When it comes to iPhone 12 screen recording, Apple gives you 2 options:

1. Screen recording with audio
2. Screen recording without audio

1. How to Record Screen With Audio on iPhone 12

There are instances when you need to walk somebody through a tutorial and need to keep your microphone on.

Here are the steps for it:

  • Swipe down from the top right to open the Control Center, and long press on the “Screen Recorder” icon. A pop-up will appear. 
Tap on 'Screen Recording' icon.
  • Tap on the “Microphone Off” button to turn it on. Now, simply tap on “Start Recording” to start screen recording with audio.
Tap on 'Start Recording'.

2. How to Record Screen Without Audio on iPhone 12

Sometimes, your requirement might only be to record a video without audio. However, this is already a default option when screen recording on iPhone 12.

For this purpose, follow the steps given below:

  • Swipe down from the top right to access the Control Center, and tap on the “Screen Recorder” icon.
Swip down from  Top right and select ' Screen Recorder'.
  • After a 3-second countdown the screen recording will start.
Recording will start after short countdown
  • Once the recording starts, you can do whatever you wish to record.
  • When you’re done, tap on the recording time on the top left corner of the screen to stop the screen recording.
Recording starts.
click on stop: Record screen which iphone 12

Although screen recording on iPhone 12 is quite a simple affair, many users have trouble in finding their screen recording videos.

Where Will the Screen Recording be Saved on iPhone 12?

As soon as you click on the timer to stop screen recording, it will be saved in “Photos” by default.

To view your recording, go to “Photos” and hit play. You can share, delete, or edit it as per your requirement.

Recording will be saved in 'Photos'.

How to Edit Screen Recording on iPhone 12 with Photos App

As your screen recordings will be automatically saved in the Photos App, you can use it to edit them too.

However, it has limited editing options; and by limited I mean you will only be able to trim, adjust colors, apply filters, and rotate/crop the video.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Open “Photos” on your iPhone and select the screen recording video you want to edit.
  • Click on “Edit” at the bottom-right corner. You will be shown 4 options to edit the screen recording.
Click on "Edit"
  • Trim the video: Click on the “Trim” icon and drag the yellow sliders at the start and end of the video.
Click on "Trim" and drag yellow slider
  • Adjust the contrast and exposure: Click on the “Adjustment” icon and set the parameters according to your liking.
Click on Adjustment icon to adjust the contrast and exposure
  • Apply filters: Click on the “Filters” icon and select your desired filter.
Click on the "Filter icon"
  • Rotate/crop the screen recording: Click on the icon indicating rotation and set it to the aspect ratio you want.
Click on the icon indicating "Rotation"
  • Don’t forget to tap “Done” once you’ve finished editing the recording.

Screen recording on iPhone 12 and editing it using the Photos app is quite basic; but, there’s a catch!

You cannot screen record everything!

Limitations to Screen Recording on iPhone 12

While screen recording can be used to capture everything happening on your iPhone screen, including notifications and calls, there are certain exceptions.

You cannot screen record apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ due to copyright issues.

However, you might be able to do it via third-party screen recording apps.

Third-Party Apps To Screen Record iPhone 12

Following are some feature-packed apps for screen recording on iPhone 12.

1. Record It!

Screen Recorder: Record it!

Record it! is a screen capture mobile app that is very helpful for screen recording while playing heavy games such as PUBG, COD, etc.

It is simple and easy to use and supports AirPlay as well. It also gives you the option to capture the whole screen or a part of it with audio and video. So, download it from the App Store now!

However, if you’re looking for more advanced and accessible options, you can try other apps like:

2. QuickTime Player

QuickTime is a media player developed by Apple Inc. that allows you to format videos, pictures, sound as well as screen record. Download it for free for macOS as well as Windows from Apple Store

QuickTime Player

To run QuickTime, you must have the MAC OSX Yosemite version at least. This software requires you to plug in your iPhone to your computer using a lightning cable.

Follow these steps to use QuickTime’s screen capture feature:

Step 1

Plugin your iPhone into your computer and launch QuickTime.

Step 2

Click on “Files > Movie Recording.”  If your webcam is enabled, this will open a screen with your video on it. 

Step 3

Now, click on the dropdown arrow right next to the record button and then select your iPhone.

You will now see your iPhone screen on your computer and anything you do on your iPhone will be mirrored via QuickTime Player.

Step 4

Hit the “Record” button to start screen recording.

Let’s move on to another resourceful screen recording software.

3. ScreenFlow

Compared to QuickTime, ScreenFlow is a fairly recent video editing software created for macOS by Telestream, Inc. It offers multiple features such as adding highlights or annotations and supports multiple file formats such as AIFF, GIF, M4V, MOV, and MP4.

However, one of the major drawbacks of ScreenFlow is that it does not have a free version. Its pricing starts at $129.00 per year, per user. You can download the free trial or the paid version from this site.


This software also requires you to connect your iPhone to your computer using a lightning-to USB cable.

Now, follow these steps:

Step 1

Launch the ScreenFlow 5 app. A “Configure your Recording” box will pop up.

Step 2

Under the “New Recording” tab, check the “Record Screen From” option, and select your connected iOS device.

This will mirror your iPhone on your computer.

Step 3

Now, press the “Record” button and start screen recording your iPhone.

Whether you’re screen recording your iPhone 12 through the built-in screen recorder or via third-party apps, the procedure is quite simple and straightforward once you get the hang of it.

If you found this detailed guide on how to screen record on iPhone 12 helpful, check out our blog for more iPhone-related tutorials.

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