[2024]How to Record Music on iPhone

Is it your first-time recording music on iPhone? We have found the best ways to help you record all your favorite music on your iPhone in just a few minutes. Also, if you want to record music on Mac, you can find the most useful solution here to deal with this problem.

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Updated on Apr 15, 2024

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If it's your first time recording music on iPhone, chances are you might have a hard time adjusting the settings to get the best quality results. Thanks to the iOS built-in screen-recording function, recording music on iPhone was never this easier. 

With a bit of guesswork, you can now easily record music, customize the recordings and share them with your friends in just a few clicks. Whether you're a content creator or a hard-core music fan, this guide will solve all the nitty-gritty of how to record music on iPhone for you. 

Also, you can read these posts to get more recording information:

How to Record Videos While Playing Music on iPhone?

When it comes to recording video while playing music on an iPhone, there are multiple different shortcuts and methods. 

While these shortcuts can be easy & quick, they may end up harming your iPhone in one way or the other. Therefore, it's best to record video using the quick-take video capture features that support iPhone models like iPhone 10s and other newest iPhones. 

Follow the step-by-step guide to record video while playing music on iPhone.

  • Firstly, go to the "home" page and select the camera app
  • Next, go to the camera photo section. 
  • Ensure that the selected music is being played in the background.

go to the camera photo section

  • Next, hold down the "white shutter" button used for taking pictures. This will allow your iPhone automatically begin recording.

hold down the white shutter button

  • Once recorded, hold or drag the button to the right side of the screen to lock the screen and easily move your finger. This will play the songs without lagging in the background.

hold or drag the button

  • To stop, tap on the red square visible at the center of the screen. 

tap on the red square

  • Note: If you want to record music on an old iPhone, download any third-party audio-recording app from the apple store.

How to Record Audio While Playing Music on iPhone

Recording audio from an iPhone while playing music is the need of the hour. Whether you're a musician or a content creator, it is possible to record audio on an iPhone with music playing in the background. 

Follow the steps to record audio while playing music on your iPhone.

  • In the first step, go to "Settings."

go to settings

  • Then, search the "Control Center" and tap it.

search the control center

  • This will display the options for selecting the "Customize Controls" option.
  • Next, select the "Screen Recording" option to switch to the recording mode. 

select screen recording option

  • Make sure the microphone is switched on. Once done, head back to the "Screen Recording" page.

make sure the mircrophone is switched on

  • Next, tap on the red recording icon in the menu bar to stop the recording.

tap on the red icon

  • The recording will automatically be saved in the Photo app.
  • After that, you can airdrop your video to a mac or cam and use QuickTime Player to view it. Select Export As > Audio Only under File. Open the file and choose Export As > Audio Only. Moreover, you can edit the recording saved in your photos. 

export as audio

How to Record Music with Spotify on iPhone 

Want to record music from Spotify iPhone without compromising on the quality of recorded audio? We got you. 

Follow this step-by-step guide to record music from Spotify on iPhone

  • First, add the ''screen recording'' option to the control center of your iPhone. 

add screem recording option

  • Browse through the list and land on the ''record'' option. 

land on record option

  • Play the music you like on spotify to record and tap on the red recording button in the menubar.
  • Once done, tap on the square red recording button again to stop the recording. 
  • Doing this will send you a notification that your recording has been saved to the Photos. 

Pro Tip: How to Record Music on a Mac 

Want to record Music on Mac without spending hours on adjusting settings? If the answer is yes, EaseUS RecExperts for Mac is the perfect stop for you. Designed for Mac users, the screen recorder sets the perfect balance between quality and functionality to record music on Mac in just a few clicks. 

As the best internal audio recorder for Mac, it lets you record Twitter Space, youtube videos, video calls, and much more. With the autostart & stop features, the recording screen, with or without audio, should not be hassle-free. From the output format to the end quality, everything is monitored by the screen recorder so you can sit back and relax. 


  • Can easily record Music only on Mac
  • Can record webcam with audio
  • Provides a built-in audio/video trimmer
  • Starts automatically with a scheduled recording
  • Support any common audio/video formats
  • No recording time limit and the watermark

Here is a detailed tutorial for you to record music on Mac with EaseUS RecExperts.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts and choose "Audio" (looks like a speaker) from the left side of the interface. Select the sound source by clicking on the speaker sign (the system sound) or the mic sign (the microphone). Or, you can record them both at the same time.

Record Audio

Step 2. Hit "REC" button to start recording audio. To finish it, you just click on the red square icon to stop the recording.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 3. After that, the recording list window will pop up automatically. You can listen to or edit the recording with built-in tools.

Recording List Window


Recording music on your iPhone can take some time, but choosing the right recorder makes the whole process a breeze. However, if you have an older iPhone, you may need to use third-party software like EaseUS screen recorder to achieve the desired recording quality. 

Whether you want to screen record on Mac or record zoom meetings using the facetime feature, it's the perfect place for you. The best part? It's free to download and offers a free trial to experience the amazing screen recording features without spending a penny.


1. Can you use an iPhone to record music?

iPhone can be used to record music, either manually or using a third-party provider music recording app. To record music manually, use the built-in microphone and connect it to an external microphone for smooth, high-quality, and zero-distortion music recordings.

2. How do I record myself playing music on my iPhone? 

Video recording during music play is easier than it sounds. All you have to do is download a recording app, play the music, set up the recording, and start recording. Make sure to check the quality of the recording and make any edits if needed.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

Start Recording

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