iOS 12/11 Screen Recording Not Working on iPhone iPad? Here Are People Doing it Right

By Abby Poole to iPhone, iOS 12 Update | Last Updated on Dec 10, 2018

Do you believe in materialist dialectics? If so, you're supposed to know the core of this philosophical view - Identity and Opposition. Everything in this world is not single-sided, which means its positive side and negtive side together make it. When it comes to iOS 12/11, why don't you just use this view to treat iOS 12/11?

Accept iOS 12/11 advantages and benefits and meanwhile accept imperfect iOS 12/11 disadvantages and problems like the recently found iOS 12/11 screen recording not working problem. So instead of complaining Apple about the screen videos recording won't work bug, what you should do is poised to take it and figure out the solutions to fix this iOS 12, iOS 11.3, 11.2, 11.1 problem. To adjust your mindset is the first step and then proceed to solve iOS 12/11 screen recording broken issue.

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1Recording Not Enabled

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You update to iOS 12 on Sep.17 with a desire to enjoy new features like ARkit augmented reality, one-handed keyboard, Do Not Disturb while Driving and screen recording feature. But why screen recording stuck on iOS 12 iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/5s/SE or even iPhone XR/XS/XS Max?

Do you analyze the possible reasons? Check the screen recorder icon on iPhone? If not, head to Control Center to see if the screen recorder is turned on and in red color. If it's grey or white, please gently press force touch and tap Start Recording to activate this iOS 12/11 feature.

2Screen Recording No Sound on iOS 12/11

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After recorded screen videos on iOS 12/11 iPhone 6/6s/7/8/X, iPhone XR/XS/XS Max, some users find that there is no sound coming from the recorded video. The no sound problem occurs on FaceTime, YouTube, Safari, Chrome and various other situations like sound stop working on iOS 12, iOS 11.1, 11.2, 11.3 after 3 minutes. Why does this happen? That might be related to your negligence. You forget turning on microphone audio.

To fix this iOS 12/11 problem, navigate to Control Center > press and hold Screen Recording icon to activate the microphone audio option window > click Microphone icon to enable Audio On on the pop-up window.

3Screen Recording Icon is Blinking

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You're confused. The iOS 12/11 screen recorder is turned on and so is Microphone audio. How could it got stuck on recording screens on iOS 12/11, either? More weird thing is that the screen recording icon keeps blinking.

Actually, this problem of iOS 12/11 recording is easy to tackle, because it's caused only by Screen Recording feature you disable under Restrictions. To enable it, head to Settings > General > Click Restrictions > Turn on Screen Recording under GAME CENTER section on iPhone. Come back to control center to try again.

4Fail to Save Video After Screen Recording on iOS 12/11

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You will successfully receive a notification on iPhone top banner, saying "Screen Recording video saved to Photos" after you stop recording. Then go to Photos app to check your recorded screen video clip on Photos app. It will be located at last in the Photos app video folder. This is the normal smooth process. What if today is not your lucky day and you go through the abnormal process of iOS 12/11 screen recording? The result is that your recorded screen videos failed to stored on Photos app.

In such case, the solution you'd adopt is to free up space on iPhone (iPhone XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8/Plus/7/6s/6/SE/5s) using iPhone cleaner software like MacX MediaTrans so as to leave enough space for video saving. This iPhone cleaner app can bulk delete iPhone photos, videos, music, ringtones, iBooks, podcast, etc. to save iPhone storage for saving videos after helping you backup all iPhone files to Mac/Windows PC. Also an iPhone music manager, ringtone maker, iTunes DRM removal, etc. Download iPhone Cleaner App (100% Free)

5Screen Recording Orientation Bug on iOS 12/11.1/11.2/11.3

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After you use iPhone to record a video or download videos on iPhone, you need to rotate iPhone video orientation from horizontal to vertical or rotate video 90º, 180º or 270º. The same is to use iOS 12/11 screen recording feature to record iPhone screen video. Sometimes, you will find that the iOS 12/11 recorded video orientation is broken on account of iOS 12/11.1/11.2/11.3 bugs. To cope with the recording problem in orientation, please:

1. Head to App Store to free download an iPhone video editor app called Cute Cut Pro.
2. Launch this app on iPhone and import the recorded video to this video editor.
3. Edit and ajust video orientation to landscape or portrait based on your needs.

6iPhone is Overheating when Recording Screen

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Some users reflect this iOS 12/11 update problem annoys them a lot. iPhone becomes overheating when recording screen video. To resolve this knotty overheating problem, have a try on the below suggestions:

1. Shut down the unused apps running on the background like AR game app, YouTube app, etc.
2. Unplug your iPhone from the battery charger.
3. Record iPhone screen video in an environment with temperature around 20-25 centigrade degree. Better not to use iPhone in a hot weather outdoors.
4. Take off the plastic case from iPhone to cool down iPhone.
5. Stop recording screen and leave iPhone alone for 10-30 minutes to cool down.
6. Update to iOS 12/11 latest version if the iOS 12/11 is to blame for.

7 iPad Air Cannot Activate Screen Recording on iOS 12/11

The list of iOS 12/11 supported devices is a mile long. Among so many devices, iPad Air users post iOS 12/11 screen recording not working problems most, up to 90% rate of breakdown. Here we also collect the survey data on other iOS 12/11 supported devices. You can have a clear overview about the rate of breakdown on different models of iPhone iPad.

iOS 11 screen recording not working on iPad Air

On one hand, the potential reason might be the iPad Air hardware configuration. You see, the 9.7-inch iPad Air sports with A7 processor chip, Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone and 1 GB RAM internal memory.These hardware configurations in iPad Air seem too low for recording screen videos on iOS 12/11. On the other hand, the hearsay indicates that this might be related with Apple marketing strategy. Each iOS update would cause some iOS bugs, and more often these iOS bugs happen on older iPads iPhones. That's because Apple wants you to upgrade to new iPhone like $999 iPhone X, iPhone 8/Plus. As for iPad series, Apple encourages you to upgrade to iPad Pro in a silent way. No matter which one is the real reason, you can follow the tips and tricks to solve it.

1. Backup iPad files to Mac/PC or iCloud and then reset iPad settings to factory settings.
2. Spend some money to upgrade A7 chip to A9X chip or upgrade iPad Air internal memory (this service is available in some countries, not all).
3. Download free alternative to iOS 12/11 screen recording to record iPad Air screen with 3rd party screen recorder app.
4. Upgrade to iPad Pro with A9X chip, Dual-core 2.26 GHz and 4GB RAM internal memory, not only for screen recording, but also for better user experience.

8Cannot Upload Recorded Screen Videos to YouTube

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You successfully record iOS 12/11 iPhone iPad screen video and save on Photo apps and think eventually this tough task is over. Yet, the cruel truth is that it's not finished.

When you wanna upload recorded funny screen video to YouTube for sharing, you're told that your video can't be uploaded to YouTube. Why and how? Read on:

1. Recorded video is too long, above 15 minutes or HD video is more than 10 minutes.
2. iOS 11 screen recorded video is too large in size, 2GB+.
3. iPhone iPad screen recorded video is formatted with HEVC (H265), which is not supported by YouTube currently.

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9Screen Recorder Frozen while Sounds Play

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In contrast to the problem of iOS 12/11 screen recording not working with no sound, the problem that screen recorder freezes and hangs while the sounds play seems minor. Below are the fixes that you may try:

1. Stop recording and re-enable the screen recorder.
2. Hard set your device and try again.
3. Update your iOS 11 to the latest iOS 12/11.3 or later.
4. Check if the video you want to record is protected, if so, there is no effective fix. But you can turn to a Mac video recorder instead.

10Recording Not Stop After Tapping Stop Button

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Other users who go smooth on recording process, but may also have problem to stop recording. Like one user on Apple Community cried "does any one knows how to prevent screen being recorded in iOS 11?", the screen recording just won't stop on iOS 12/11.1/11.2/11.3. To fix the problem, try to:

1. Reboot the device.
2. Press the power button to stop recording your screen.
3. Tap the status bar to let it stop.

Top Alternatives to iOS 12/11 Screen Recording Feature

Generally, smart people prepare themselves for both eventualities. If recording screen videos on iOS 12/11 is your Plan A, then the 3rd party iPhone screen recorder app is your Plan B. Spend one minute to read on the below free iPhone screen recorder apps if you haven't Plan B yet.

1. Airshou (iOS 10/9 supported, iOS 11/12 unsupported)

2. Vidyo ($4.99)

3. CoolPixel (Free to use, no jailbreak)

4. Display Recorder (Record to H264, AVI & on-device YouTube upload)

5. BB Recorder (iOS 10/9 supported, iOS 11/12 unsupported)

6. EveryCord (Screen recorder for iOS, Android, Linux and more)

7. iRec 2.0 ($7.99)

8. QuickTime Player (free to use)

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