How Long Can You Screen Record on iPhone?

How long can you screen record on iPhone depends on your storage capacity and battery. If your run out of either one of these, you cannot screen record. This post details about the maximum time limit and how to screen record on iPhone.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Aug 29, 2023

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Screen recording on iPhone or any phone is extremely useful. You can create tutorials, record video calls, and share gameplay, and tech enthusiasts like me make how-to videos and many more. But the question is how long you can screen record on iPhone, considering its storage and quality. There needs to be more clarity regarding the screen recording and the screen record time limit on iPhone.

In this post, we will see how long you can screen record on iPhone, the maximum time limit to record on iPhone, and a detailed guide on how to record screen on iPhone. Bear with me till the end to know them in detail.

What's the Maximum Time While Recording Screen on iPhone

According to the official blog, there is no time limit. You can screen record on your iPhone as long as you want in an ideal world. 

However, several factors decide how long you can screen record on your iPhone.:

  • 🟢One is the storage capacity. When you are recording, the recording will simultaneously occupy the storage space. Once you run out of storage capacity, the record may stop abruptly.
  • 🟠And another is your battery. You can record your screen on your iPhone if you have enough battery. Otherwise, it will stop recording automatically. The storage and battery vary depending on your iPhone model.
  • 🟡On the other hand, battery life also plays an important role. The IOS battery drains faster, and with screen and audio recording, it might run out of charge even more quickly. So, using a power bank or plugging in the charger is viable to extend your screen recording time limit.

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How to Screen Record on iPhone

The whole procedure is quite simple, but there's one thing you can check, whether the built-in iOS screen recorder is enabled or not. If it is enabled, you can see the screen recording symbol in the control center. If not, navigate to Settings > Control Center > find Screen Recording and click on the + symbol to add it to your control center.

The steps to screen record on iPhone are given below:

Step 1. Unlock your phone.

Step 2. Open the iPhone's Control Center.

The gestures to open the control center will vary depending on your device. And the screen recording procedure for all iPhone models is the same.

  • For iPhone X and later models: Swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen.
  • For iPhone 8, iPhone SE, and earlier models: Swipe up from the bottom of your screen. 

Step 3. Tap on the Screen Recording icon in the Control Center. The icon looks like a circle with a circle dot inside. As soon as you click on it, a 3-second countdown for screen recording starts. You can use this time to navigate to apps, websites, or a different screen.

Tap on Screen Recording icon to start recording.

Step 4. The Screen Recording begins. The whole screen recording icon turns red, indicating that there is an active screen recording.

Step 5. To stop Screen Recording, tap on the Red Screen Recording icon. You will see a list of options related to screen recording. Tap on "Stop" to end the recording.

After this, you can see your recording on your Photos app, and the screen recording will be turned off.

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How to Record Screen with Audio on iPhone

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How to Turn Off iPhone Screen Recording

If you want to disable/turn off screen recording, you can do it with the help of settings. Maybe you want to limit screen recording or do not want it on your control center; follow the steps below to turn it off.

Step 1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone, find the Control Center, and open it.

Open Settings

Step 2. You can see two sections INCLUDE CONTROLS and MORE CONTROLS, in the Control Center settings.

Navigate to Control Center

Step 3. Open the "INCLUDE" section. Here, you will find the list of controls enabled in the control center. Now, look for "Screen Recording" under the list.

Click on - to disable Screen Recording

Step 4. Now, to disable the Screen Recording and remove it from the Control Center, tap on the - (Red) button beside the Screen Recording option. This action will remove it from the "INCLUDE" section and adds it to the "MORE CONTROLS" section.

Step 5. This action disables the Screen Recorder on your iPhone. You can also rearrange all the Control Center actions by tapping on the controls and dragging them up or down. Once you have done that, exit the settings app.

Well, in any case, if you need Screen Recording, all you have to do is move Screen recording options from the "MORE CONTROLS" list to "INCLUDE" to get it back and start recording.

Pro Tip: Best Screen Recorder for Mac 

As you see, most of the devices come with some screen recording features to record the screen, be it for an iPhone or a Mac. But they are very basic and can just record your screen. If you want to enhance your screen recording to edit and add highlights, record a part of your screen, or record your screen with a webcam, you will definitely need professional software to stand out from others.

EaseUS RecExperts is an excellent Mac screen recorder to capture your desktop/laptop with excellent features. The app is suitable for creating educational tutorials, gameplays, and many more. You can record the entire screen, a part of your screen with a webcam, or even schedule a recording. Moreover, you can access inbuilt editing and screenshot tool to enhance the overall video quality.

EaseUS RecExperts

  • Offers a free embedded video editor and cutter to enhance your videos
  • It supports audio recordings with AI Noise Reduction
  • You can record videos in 4K/8K resolution of up to 144 fps without lag
  • Allows extraction of audio files and scheduling the recordings

Final Words

Screen recording on iPhone is very easy, and you can just start and record your screen in no time. But how long you can screen record on iPhone largely depends on your battery and storage capacity. If you are out of space or battery, your screen recording ends abruptly. But if you want to screen record on Mac, rather than using the basic inbuilt tool, you can opt for a professional tool like EaseUS RecExperts to enhance your overall video output.


Here are some of the most frequent FAQs asked on how long can you screen record on iPhone. If you have similar queries hope this will help you.

1. How many GB is a 2-hour screen recording?

The answer depends on the iPhone codec model, resolution, and bitrate. But to give your a vague idea based on the general guide, a 2-hour screen recording in 1080p with a 3 Mbps bitrate would consume around 6-7 GB of space.

2. Does iPhone screen recording record sound?

Yes, while recording your screen, the recording automatically captures the sound/ audio along with the screen. 

3. Will Long Screen Recordings Make my iPhone Overheat?

Long Screen Recording on any mobile, even on iPhone, requires intensive processing to render the video. So, if the processors are burdened with such tasks, they are likely to overheat. If this is prolonged, it will damage the mobile.

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