How to Capture Audio When Making a Screen Recording with Your iPhone

December 1, 2017 •

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The iPhone proves to be one of the most intuitive communication devices on the planet. This is because a major selling point to so many individuals is the ease of use. However, in some cases, it is not so obvious how to do a particular task.

If you need to instruct someone on how to do something with their iPhone, take advantage of the iPhone’s capability to make screen recordings. This is great for when you need to show a coworker how to use a new business app or you have a family member who needs help customizing a setting. It is often easier to show them what to do rather than telling them in a series of steps. This process works with iPhones running the iOS operating system version 11.

Capturing Audio During iPhone Screen Recordings

When making a recording of the screen on your iPhone, such as to document a process or help someone learn how to do a task, you can now include audio in the recording. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Tap “Settings” on the iPhone’s home screen. Tap “Control Center.” Tap “Customize Controls.” Tap the “Plus” sign located next to “Screen Recording.”
  2. Open “Control Center.”
  3. Tap the recording button icon. A 3-second countdown will appear.
  4. Tap and hold the recording icon again and then tap “Microphone Audio” to enable sound recording.
  5. When you have finished narrating and recording screen activity on your iPhone, tap the red status bar at the top of the device and then tap “Stop.”

Now you have a “how-to” video complete with audio to help explain what you were doing for the person needing instruction. To access a list of the screen recordings you have made, tap the “Photos” app icon.

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If you require both hands for best results when working with your iPhone, such as when making a screen recording of a complicated task involving multiple gestures, it is best to keep the device as stable as possible. This is why so many users mount their iPhone in a table stand before getting started with a project. This way, you can focus on the work, rather than making sure that you are holding the iPhone steady during the recording session. ProClip’s table stands provide the perfect way to keep your device secure and in an upright position. Find your ProClip solution today!