How to Screen Record on iPhone 12

There are occasions when we need to pull out our screen recorder and record the conversation that's happening. Unfortunately, many fail to do so because they can't find their recorder because of panic, and this happens quite often with iPhone users. Thus, this article is for those who want to know how to screen record on iPhone 12 easily

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Nov 29, 2023

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Screen recording is one of the most convenient methods to keep track of your activity. For example, if you're doing an online meeting, you can record the meeting so you won't forget the brainstorming. You can also use the recording for self-evaluation and history to keep track of everything said in the meeting.

The meeting is just an example, but it shows that screen recording is important and we need to know how to use it. If you want to start utilizing your screen recording, rest assured because this article will inform you how to screen record on iPhone 12 with audio.

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Enable Screen Recording on iPhone 12 and Adjust Settings

The first thing you will need to know before knowing how to screen record on iPhone 12 is finding out how to toggle it on in the first place. After all, screen recording is tucked away in Settings, and you will need to change its setting so that it's easily accessible from your phone.

You won't regret toggling Screen Recording on, as it can help you access the application quickly. It gives a high-quality recording, too, as it gives a crisp and clear recording of the screen.  Luckily, you can tweak the settings easily by doing the following steps:

Step 1. Unlock your iPhone and go to Settings. Search for the Control Center in Settings, which is usually in the middle section of Settings.

Step 2. In the Control Center, search for Screen Recording and tap the "+" on its left.

Step 3. After tapping "+", Screen Recording will automatically be moved to the top along with other applications with accessible shortcuts. You can drag the Screen Recording by pressing the three stripes at the right.

Enable screen recording on iPhone 12

Step 4. After modifying the settings, go back home and drag the top right of the screen (the battery icon area). If you see an icon of a circle, then you've successfully added the screen recording shortcut.

Screen recording home page on iphone

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How to Screen Record on iPhone 12 without Audio

Suppose you have successfully done the instructions above, then congratulations because you've finally used your screen recording. Now that you know how to screen record on iPhone 12 with audio, now we'll teach you how to record without audio. 

The silent recording might sound irrelevant, but you can greatly benefit from this when you need to make an instruction video. You can easily add your own audio recording without having to remove the original audio (since the video doesn't have any). So if you need a screen recording that will be heavily edited, you definitely need to know how to record without sound.

Here are the steps to record on iPhone 12 without sound:

Step 1. Drag the screen at the top right so the shortcuts will appear.

Step 2. Press and hold the Screen Recording shortcut icon until another window appears.

Record on iPhone 12 without audio

Step 3. At the bottom of the window, press the microphone icon, so the settings are changed to "Microphone Off." you can see the microphone is not on when the microphone icon is not red.

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How to Record Screen on iPhone 12 with Sound

The steps on how to screen record on iPhone 12 without sound are pretty easy, isn't it? That is because their design emphasizes ease of use so that users can easily access the applications they want. Moreover, the screen recording itself is touch-proof, meaning that it won't stop the recording if any part of the screen is touched. You can only turn the recording off if you press the proper icon (or shortcuts) to turn it off.

The same goes for the microphone. Unless you've changed the settings using proper steps, the iPhone won't change the settings at all even if you remove and re-add the screen recording shortcut. This also means you'll need to go through the process of turning on the audio. But don't worry, because turning the audio on is quite easy:

Step 1. Go to the shortcut section (drag the screen).

Step 2. Hold the screen recording icon until a new window appears.

Screen record on iphone 12 with sound

Step 3. Choose the application you specifically want to record (if needed).

Step 4. Tap the microphone button to turn on the audio. If it's on, it will say "Microphone On" while having the icon in red.

How to Find the Recorded Videos on iPhone 12

Here comes the part some people find hard to do: search for the recorded videos. It's understandable, considering that the iPhone directory is hard to navigate, especially if you're not accustomed to it. The gallery itself can be a maze for some  people

Thankfully, you can search for the recorded screen videos by doing several different methods. The first method is the most straightforward one, which uses the camera roll directly:

Step 1. Record your screen. After you're done recording, go to Camera.

Step 2. In the Camera app, tap the bottom left area that has the image/video preview. You'll be redirected to the Gallery.

Step 3. If you didn't take any picture/video after the recording, you'll be shown the recording result immediately.

Find recordings on iPhone 12

Step 4. If you did take other pictures/videos, just slide until you find your recording.

Another method is by going to iPhone's gallery:

Step 1. Go to Photos

Step 2. Go to the "Library" and you'll find your recent recording at the bottom.

How to find recordings on iPhone 12

Step 3. Or,  tap "Albums > Screen Recordings" so that you can see all the screen recordings you've taken before.

Bonus: How to Screen Record on Mac with Internal Audio (Free)

Now we know how to screen record on iPhone 12 with audio, but what if we want to screen record on Mac with internal Audio? You can use screen-recording software for Mac, and one of that software is EaseUS RecExperts.

Although this Mac screen recorder is not a built-in software, it has an interface that is as sleek and easy as most Apple products. The features are just mere clicks away, and you can find them easily – no hidden features at all. And don't be surprised with its features, as you can find lots of them such as:

#No Watermark and Time Limit:

  • EaseUS RecExperts doesn't restrict the time nor shows a watermark for its result. Thus, you'll get a clean recording result no matter how long it is.

#Export Recordings in High-Quality

  • The video's result will be the same as the screen, meaning all the colors are the same as the original screen without any pixelated result.

#Auto Start/Stop/Split Function

  • EaseUS RecExperts has a scheduler that allows you to record automatically at a specific time. You can stop and split the recording automatically too.

#Inbuilt Video Editing Tools

  • You can edit your video immediately after recording, as EaseUS RecExperts has a simple built-in video that gives basic video editing features.

How to screen record on Mac with audio easily:

Step 1. Select the Recording Area

Launch this program on your Mac, then click "Full screen" or "Region" to select the recording area on your desktop.

Main panel

Step 2. Choose Audio Source/Webcam

Click the "Sound" icon at the bottom left of the panel to select the sound you want to capture with screen. If needed, you can add webcam overlay to your recording by hitting the "Webcam" icon next to "Sound".

Select audio source

Step 3. Adjust Output Settings

According to your needs, click the "Settings" button on the panel to choose the output format, quality, location, shortcuts, etc.

Output settings

Step 4. Start Recording

Once all settings are done, move back to the main interface and click "REC" to start your recording. Then there will be a toolbar that lets you pause, resume, stop the recording flexibly.

Recording toolbar

Step 5. View Recordings

When you finish the recording, you can view all the recorded files with the help of the inbuilt player.

View recordings

The Bottom Line

Knowing how to screen record on iPhone 12 is important, as it can help us when we have urgent situations. It might be hard to find the screen recorder at first, but once you've found it, it will be a breeze. Now if you want to record your Mac screen, you can try EaseUS RecExperts for easy and high-quality recording. Get your awesome recording now by downloading this Mac screen recorder!

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

Start Recording

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