How to Screen Record with Sound on iPhone

Oliva Eve
2023-04-20 19:42:24 • Filed to: Audio Recording

Your iPhone is functional enough to serve as a teaching tool and when you need to use it to create full tutorials on any topic, you may find that you need to record the screen with sound. Recording the iPhone screen can be done using the device's in-built screen recorder or using a variety of screen recoding apps available on the App Store.

But while these screen recording apps can offer you more in terms of features to record the screen, the device's screen recorder feature can also be useful in some ways. In this article, we will take a look at both of these solutions, to provide you a variety of options to choose from.

Record with iPhone Built-in Recorder

The iPhone screen recorder is an in-built feature that was introduced with iOS 11. It is designed to make screen recording easy and once it is set up, you just need to tap the record button to start recording the screen. Let's start with setting it up.

Add Screen Recording to the Control Center

The first thing you need to do is add the Screen Recording feature to your Control Center so it can be easier to find;

Step 1: Open the Settings on your device and the tap on "Control Center"

Step 2: Tap "Customize Controls"

Step 4: Then tap on the plus sign next to "Screen Recording" under "More Controls"

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You should now be able to see the Screen Recording Icon in the Control Center under "Include." It is at the bottom of the list and you can drag it to a new spot if you want to.

Make Your iPhone Screen Recording

To record the iPhone Screen using the Screen recording feature, follow these steps;

Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the Control Center

Step 2: Tao on the Screen recording button and you should see a three-second countdown before the recording begins.

This is a very small time-frame, so we recommend opening the app or function that you want to record before starting the recording.

When the recording begins, you will see red bar at the top of the screen, indicating that there is a recoding in progress. To stop the recording, simply tap on the red bar and then tap "Stop." You will then see a notification that the recording has been saved in Photos.

Make Your iPhone Screen Recording with Sound

If you want to include audio with the recording, you can record the sound using the iPhone's internal microphone of the external microphone.

Record both Internal and External Sound

This is a good option when you want to explain what is happening on the screen, but you also want to include the sounds coming from the iPhone. Here's how to do it;

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Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom to access the Control Center

Step 2: Tap and hold on the Screen Recording button

Step 3: You should see a red microphone icon. Tap on it to enable external audio

Step 4: Tap "Start Recording"

Record Internal Sound Only

If you would like to include only the sounds coming from the iPhone, here's what you need to do;

Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom to access the Control Center

Step 2: Tap and hold the Screen Recording button

Step 3: When the red microphone icon appears, tap on it to turn off external audio

Step 4: Tap "Start Recording."

Other iPhone Screen and Audio Recorders

You can also use third-party iPhone screen recorders to record the iPhone screen with audio. The main benefit of choosing a third-party tool is that they tend to provide additional features to simplify the recording process and make it more efficient.

The following are some of the third-party apps to choose from;


Recordit is a good option you are unable to use the in-built iOS recorder. This app has all the necessary features to facilitate the recording of the screen. For example, you can use it to record both the screen and audio commentary. You can also choose to add a third-level of recording by adding the front camera video into your project.


For these reasons, this is one of the most effective tools that you can use when you want to record video tutorials for YouTube and other social media sites like Instagram. You can also import old recordings from the camera roll and other sources. You can then edit the videos in numerous ways including adding video reactions, narrations and even annotations on to the video. The app is free to download from the App store although you may need to pay for the premium version to access some of the features.

DU Screen Recorder

The DU recorder is an iOS app that you can install on your device for the purpose of recording the screen. While the screen recorder is functional, this aspect of the app is not necessarily the strongest. It can make simple recordings, but you don't have too many options when compared to the other apps on this list.

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But what it lacks in great recording features, DU Recorder makes up for in post-production. You can use its full suite of editing tools to edit the recorded video or any other video that you can import into the program. But perhaps the best feature of the DU recorder is that it allows you to live stream videos to video sharing platforms like Twitch, YouTube and Facebook. This is one of the main reasons why the app is popular as a gameplay streaming tool. The downside of using this app is that any video you record using this tool will have a watermark. You have to pay to remove the watermark.

Screen Recorder +

The Screen Recorder + App is another iOS tool that you can use to record the screen on your iOS device. It comes with all the basic features that you can expect from an iOS screen recorder along with one of the most powerful editing suites we've seen on a screen recorder app. To begin with, this app is very easy to use. Once it is installed on your device, all you have to do is tap on "Start Recording" to begin recording the screen. You can also add a face Cam recording to the screen recording and create a video with commentary.

One the video has been recorded; you can use the in-built video editor to make as many adjustments to the recorded video as you want. Some of the options that you have when it comes to editing the recording include changing the video speed, rotating the video anyway you want and even adding various filters. You can also very easily adjust the quality of the resultant video and even change the recording settings to get the video just as you want it to be.

You have numerous options when it comes to recording the screen on iOS devices. The built-in screen recorder is a very simple to use and highly effective solution that can be very useful. But the apps we have outlined above offer additional features such as the ability to edit the recorded videos on the device. Your iPhone is a pretty powerful device and as long as you have adequate storage space, you can use it to create stunning screen recording videos that can be used as tutorials or even to record mobile gameplay.