In the vast universe of smartphones, Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the stars of the tenth generation, were born to the public on the 7th of September, 2016, and were set free into the hands of eager customers only 9 days later. These devices heralded a new era of design and technology, featuring a sleek capacitive home button, the daring removal of the headphone jack, and the addition of dual rear cameras for the Plus model. Even in the face of newer models, their popularity hasn’t waned, and they remain sought-after devices available with most Apple resellers. Let’s delve into one of the lesser-known but incredibly useful features that these phones possess – the ability to record the on-screen activity, creating a virtual memory of the device’s use.
Screen recording is a powerful tool that can be used for a wide range of applications. Whether you’re an avid gamer wanting to share your high scores and strategies, a tech-savvy individual creating tutorial videos, or a simple user trying to document an issue for troubleshooting, knowing how to screen record on iPhone 7 Plus can elevate your smartphone use to another level.
Setting Up Screen Recording
Apple, in its quest to make technology more accessible, has made screen recording a built-in feature from iOS 11 onwards. This feature, however, isn’t available right out of the box, it has to be added to the Control Centre first. To do this, navigate to ‘Settings’ and then ‘Control Centre’. From there, select ‘Customize Controls’. Scroll down until you see ‘Screen Recording’. Click the green ‘+’ button beside it to add it to the Control Centre.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll notice a new icon in the Control Centre – an encircled dot. That’s the button for screen recording. You’ve now successfully set up screen recording on your iPhone 7 Plus. It may seem a little convoluted at first, but once you’ve done it, it’s a simple process to access and use.
Best Practices for Screen Recording
Now that you have the power of screen recording at your fingertips, it’s important to understand how to get the most out of it. A key point to remember is that anything and everything displayed on your screen during the recording phase will be captured. This includes notifications, so it might be wise to enable ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode to prevent any unwanted interruptions.
Audio can also be recorded, making your screen recordings more dynamic and informative. To enable this, deeply press the screen recording icon in the Control Centre and tap on the ‘Microphone Audio’ option. This will record all audio, including your voice, during the screen recording.
Screen recording can be stopped by either going back to the Control Centre and tapping the screen recording button or by tapping the red status bar at the top of your screen and confirming the stop recording command. Once stopped, your screen recording will be automatically saved to your Photos.
With these best practices, you can ensure that your screen recordings are of high quality and serve your intended purpose. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t be afraid to experiment and find what works best for you.
How can I set up screen recording on iPhone 7 Plus?
Navigate to ‘Settings’ > ‘Control Centre’ > ‘Customize Controls’. Scroll down until you see ‘Screen Recording’. Click the green ‘+’ button beside it to add it to the Control Centre.
How can I stop a screen recording on iPhone 7 Plus?
Screen recording can be stopped by either going back to the Control Centre and tapping the screen recording button or by tapping the red status bar at the top of your screen and confirming the stop recording command.
How can I record audio during screen recording on iPhone 7 Plus?
Deeply press the screen recording icon in the Control Centre and tap on the ‘Microphone Audio’ option. This will record all audio, including your voice, during the screen recording.