With iOS 11, Apple introduced a feature that people had been waiting for a long time. You now had the ability to record what was happening on your screen as a video file that would be saved to your Photos app. That video could then be shared or uploaded to sites like YouTube.
Perhaps the easiest way to accomplish this screen recording is via a button on the Control Center. The Control Center on your iPhone is the menu that is accessible when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen. This menu has a number of different options, such as the orientation lock, but is also has a customizable area at the bottom. Our guide below will show you how to add the screen recording button to the Control Center, or how to remove it if it’s already there and you don’t want it.
Screen Recording on the Control Center on an iPhone 7
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.2. This guide is going to show you how to add or remove an option from the Control Center via the Settings menu.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Choose the Control Center option.
Step 3: Select the Customize Controls option.
Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and tap the green + button next to Screen Recording to add it to the Control Center. Or, conversely, tap the red – button to the left of Screen Recording to remove it from the Control Center, then touch the Remove button.
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