How to Screen Record on iPhone 13 (Step-by-step Guide)

If you own any of the iPhone 13 series and you get confused about how to take video recordings on your device, here’s a step-by-step guide you can bank on.

The screen recorder is the ideal tool to consider while making illustrations from your phone screen or trying to copy something from the media.

The video record will contain everything on your screen which includes, navigation, sounds, and notifications but your microphone will be turned off by default.

Although the default video recording app on your iPhone 13 device might not have advanced features, it’s useful for simple video recordings.

However, if you’ll love to perform professional screen recordings then you can resort to third-party applications that’ll allow you to draw, write and perform other functions.

In this post, I’ll show you the easiest way to take screen recordings on an iPhone 13 device and how to also enable microphones while taking these video screenshots.

Does iPhone 13 have a Screen Record?

iPhone 13 do have a screen recording feature but you’ll have to add them to the Control centre for easy access.

The screen recording feature comes in handy especially as most apps such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Twitter don’t allow file downloads.

You can easily initiate a screen recorder to capture details in a given video without navigating to unauthorized websites and channels.

Where is Screen Record on iPhone 13

As stated earlier, the voice recorder button is hidden by default and would require you to add it to the control centre for easy access.

Here’s how to Enable the voice recording button on your iPhone 13 device.

  1. Go to your iPhone settings
  2. Click on the Control Centre option
  3. Locate and tap the +  icon beside the “Screen Recording” option under the more controls list
  4. The button should now move to the Included lists

The screen record option should now be visible when you open the control centre on your iPhone device.

How do I Screen Record on iPhone 13?

Here’s how you can screen record on your iPhone 13 after you’ve made it visible in your control centre.

  • Glide down on the upper right corner of your iPhone’s screen to open the control centre
  • Click on the Record button represented with a circle within another circle 🔴 and is located in the control centre alongside other available controls.
  • Now, tap on Start Recording

Any action you make on your iPhone 13 will be recorded and saved when you click on the stop recording button.

How to Stop Screen Recording on iPhone 13

If you’ve got the detail you wish to share or save for whatever purpose, then you can go ahead to stop the video record action.

The first way of stopping a video record is by clicking the red timer located at the top left corner of your iPhone screen and selecting stop.

Secondly, you can go back to the control centre, click on the Voice Recorder and hit the stop recording option.

How to Screen Record on iPhone 13 with Audio

If you’ll love to speak or leave an audio/voice message while you’re recording, then here’s how to do it.

  1. Open the control centre
  2. Click on the screen recording option
  3. Tap on a microphone button beneath to turn it ON
  4. You can also repeat the above step to turn the microphone OFF

That’s it.

Your recorded sessions should be saved to your photos gallery where you can access them later.

How do I turn on Screen Recording on my iPhone?

The screen recording is an inbuilt feature for iPhone devices but it isn’t put in the control centre by default.

All you need to do is add it to the control menu and access it from there. Alternatively, you can search for it amongst your iPhone apps and initiate a screen record.


The screen recording feature is the best resort when trying to make simple video illustrations from your device.

It’s cost-friendly, simple to use and also prevents third-party screen recording apps from stealing our data.

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