Inside iOS 11: Quick screen recording comes to Control Center

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in iPhone edited September 2017
A potentially handy feature discovered in Apple's iOS 11 is native screen recording support, invoked through a command in the overhauled Control Center interface.




Editor's note: This article was originally published in June following the beta release of iOS 11. It has been updated and republished for the public launch of iOS 11.

To use screen recording, people must first pin the option to Control Center via the iOS Settings app. Within the "Control Center" menu, users can choose a variety of commands to include or exclude.

The recording feature captures everything that happens, which can be useful for how-tos and other shared videos. A blue bar at the top of the screen indicates that recording is in progress.





Tapping the bar will trigger a pop-up dialog allowing users to quickly stop shooting. Videos are then saved to Photos for viewing and sharing.







Some other iOS 11 enhancements include a Files app, person-to-person Apple Pay transfers, and iPad-oriented upgrades such as drag-and-drop, a Mac-style dock, and simpler multitasking.

iOS 11 is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 11
    rayray14rayray14 Posts: 6member
    I was really hoping for remote screen assistance (even if it's view only) in iOS11. I guess this brings me 20% there :)
    StrangeDayswatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 11
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 28,378member
    This will be really helpful for creating demos, instructional videos, and even promotional videos. 

    Perhaps i I didn't see it (damn my eyes!) but what about simultaneously recording audio?
    cali
  • Reply 3 of 11
    andrewj5790andrewj5790 Posts: 166member
    Awesome! As a math teacher, this will be very very helpful in ore recirding examples to use in class. 
    SpamSandwichcali
  • Reply 4 of 11
    sockrolidsockrolid Posts: 2,785member
    I can't find "clear all notifications" in iOS 11 beta.
    For me, that was the best 3D Touch item.
  • Reply 5 of 11
    getvoxoagetvoxoa Posts: 82member
    I hoped the Bluetooth area gets some attention for tens of different Bluetooth devices.
  • Reply 6 of 11
    As someone who primarily uses his iPad as an art machine, this will be wonderful for live drawings! In fact a lot of the iOS 11 iPad updates seemed geared toward art users. 

    Now I just have to make sure they'll still work on my gen-1 12 inch pro, I've already discovered I cannot use the flick key swap (not that it matters since I use they keyboard case)

    public beta cannot come soon enough 
    cali
  • Reply 7 of 11
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 28,378member
    As someone who primarily uses his iPad as an art machine, this will be wonderful for live drawings! In fact a lot of the iOS 11 iPad updates seemed geared toward art users. 

    Now I just have to make sure they'll still work on my gen-1 12 inch pro, I've already discovered I cannot use the flick key swap (not that it matters since I use they keyboard case)

    public beta cannot come soon enough 
    FYI, I know that the Sketch Club app (great for sketching and painting) has screen recording and I think that Procreate also has this feature.
  • Reply 8 of 11
    bestkeptsecretbestkeptsecret Posts: 2,524member
    This is a welcome addition, if it makes it to the final release!
    cali
  • Reply 9 of 11
    dedgeckodedgecko Posts: 17member
    As someone who primarily uses his iPad as an art machine, this will be wonderful for live drawings! In fact a lot of the iOS 11 iPad updates seemed geared toward art users. 

    Now I just have to make sure they'll still work on my gen-1 12 inch pro, I've already discovered I cannot use the flick key swap (not that it matters since I use they keyboard case)

    public beta cannot come soon enough 
    FYI, I know that the Sketch Club app (great for sketching and painting) has screen recording and I think that Procreate also has this feature.
    I don't see anything stating this is for live video / streaming, but yes, many of the top tier drawing apps record your strokes and can export a video after the fact.
  • Reply 10 of 11
    getvoxoa said:
    I hoped the Bluetooth area gets some attention for tens of different Bluetooth devices.
    I too was hoping for the ability to reorder and rename Bluetooth devices.

    The ability to prioritize WiFi networks would also be welcome.
  • Reply 11 of 11
    Stupid instructions. 
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