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iPhone Screen Recording Not Working? A Complete Guide to Fix It!

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

"For many days, my iPhone screen recording feature was not working properly. And that was creating much trouble. I could not clip or capture any favorite videos or clippings on my phone. I have researched a lot about this issue and have found the perfect ways to solve this issue."

I had also noticed that I was not just suffering from this issue. It can be a common issue for iPhone users not to face the problem of being unable to use the screen recording feature. Thus, I have put forth the following discussion by summing up and putting together all the different ways, tips, and other related information about the issue of the screen recording feature not working on your iPhone. Is your iPhone screen recording not working as well? Worry not! Follow the following discussion to know all about the solution to this issue.

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Part 1: Check Whether You Record in The Right Way

If you are an iPhone user and face the screen recording iPhone not working, then the first and the most common aspect of ensuring is whether you know the correct steps for screen recording on your iPhone or other iOS devices. So, to aid you with the steps, we have listed them as follows.

Step 1: If you have an iOS 14 version or higher, go to “Settings.”

Step 2: After going to “Settings,” go to the “Control Centre” on your phone.

Step 3: You will find a ‘plus’ sign beside the “screen recording” option. Tap on that button.

Step 4: Go to the “Control Centre” of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Step 5: You will find a grey-colored button often shown as a recording button. Press and hold that button and then click on the “Microphone.”

Step 6: A “Start Recording” option will appear. Tap on that option, and you will get a countdown of three seconds. Wait for the countdown to end.

Step 7: To stop the screen recording, you must go to the “Control Centre.” You will find a red-colored “Record” button. Tap on the button.

Step 8: Otherwise, you can also use the red status bar at the top of the screen. Then tap on “Stop.”

Tips: How to Fix Apple Screen Recording No Sound

Another exciting feature of an iOS device is the ability to record on-screen voice recording. So to fix your iPhone screen recording that has no sound, you need to check whether you turned on this feature. Here are the steps to record your voice while screen recording on your iOS devices.

Step 1: Open “Control Centre” on iPhone.

Step 2: Press the “Screen Record” button for 2 seconds.

Step 3: Tap on the option of “Microphone on.”

microphone turn on

Step 4: Start microphone recording, which will start after a 3-seconds countdown. 

After trying the steps above and your iPhone screen recording is still not working, you must follow the following ways of fixing the issue.

Part 2: How to Fix iPhone Screen Recording Not Working

Method 1: Check The Compatibility

You must know that several apps do not allow the feature of screen recording. And this is one of the most common reasons for the problem of iOS 14 screen recording not working. Thus, the essential factor you must look after is ensuring that the application you want to use the screen recorder is compatible with the feature.

To solve this issue, we have the following steps.

Step 1: Go to the app's information page you want to screen record on.

Step 2: Search whether the application supports the screen recording feature. If not, you will unfortunately not be able to screen record on that app.

Method 2: Add A Recording Icon to The Control Center

Sometimes the "Control Centre" panel of your iPhone might not include the icon for screen recording. And one of the essential steps or components for screen recording on an iPhone is the "Control Centre" panel and the ions present there. So, the solution to this issue of screen recording not working on iPhone, if this is the problem, is adding the screen recording icon to the "Control Centre."

Here are the steps for the same.

Step 1: Visit "Settings” on your iPhone.

Step 2: Scroll down to tap and select the "Control Centre" option.

Step 3: In the “MORE CONTROLS” section, tap the “plus” sign beside the "Screen Recording" option. 

add screen recording to control center

Method 3: Check Restrictions

Another factor that might cause the screen recording not working on iPhone is that the app that you are using or want to screen record on might not have the permissions for it. There are different restrictions that the applications have. Sometimes, we do not enable the permissions or the app itself for using a particular feature on the app.

So, here are the steps to solve this issue.

Step 1: Open the iPhone “Settings” app.

Step 2: Select the option “Screen Time.”

screen time iphone

Step 3: Select “Content & Privacy Restrictions”.

content and privacy restrictions

Step 4: Toggle “Content & Privacy Restrictions” and tap " Content Restrictions.”

content restrictions iphone

Step 5: Now, check if Screen recording is allowed in the apps you want to use. 

allow screen recording

Method 4: Check Whether the Device Is in Low Power Mode

Sometimes, you might put your phone into “Low Power Mode.” And the screen recording feature might not work when the low power mode off your phone is on. And this is one of the common aspects that people overlook. Thus, whenever I find my screen recording is not working, I always check for this feature first.

However, the following steps will help you solve this issue.

Step 1: Go to “Settings.”

Step 2: Go to the “Battery” option. And you can turn off the “Low Power Mode” from there, thereby enabling the use of screen recording. 

low power mode iphone

Method 5: Update iOS Versions

The iOS version on your iPhone might not be compatible with the screen recording function of iOS. Or, the current version might not be properly working and requires updating for the screen recording function. So, here are the steps for updating your iOS version to use the screen recording function.

Step 1: Visit “Settings” on your phone.

Step 2: Go to the “General” option on “Settings.”

Step 3: Pick the “Software Update” option.

Step 4: If there is an update available, go for it.

update ios

Method 6: Check Your Phone's Storage

Another vital and influential factor here is the storage space on your phone. Lack of enough storage space might disrupt the function of screen recording on your phone. Thus, you must ensure you have to free enough storage space on your phone to use the screen recording feature.

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Method 7: Reset All Settings On Your iPhone

If no other methods work, then the last resort is to rest all the settings on your phone. There might be some issue that has got deep-rooted, so it is best to rest your phone settings. Then, go along with the steps mentioned.

Step 1: Start with the “Settings” on iPhone.

Step 2: Go to the “General” option on “Settings.”

Step 3: Select the option “Transfer or Reset iPhone.” Select the option to “Reset” > “Reset All Settings.”

reset all settings

Method 8: Restart iPhone

Whenever I find that my screen record is not working, this is the most common remedy that I use. And it is that restarting my phone, it reboots and refreshes the entire system of the phone, and its works. It works several times effectively and does not require hassle-filled steps, and the steps are as follows.

Step 1: You will find a side button on your phone. Press and hold it.

Step 2: The power-offer slide will appear.

Step 3: Drag the slider.

restart iphone

Step 4: Wait for a while, not more than thirty seconds.

Conclusion

So, here we come to the end of our discussion. We have covered all the necessary topics related to the improper working of the screen recording function of iOS devices or iPhones. We have discussed the right way of using the screen recording feature, the steps for recording your voice while your screen record, and lastly and most importantly, the different methods of solving the issue of improper functioning of the screen recording feature on your iPhone.

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