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[10 Tips] iOS 11 Screen Recording Not Working

By Carrie Murray, Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Summary: This post is going to introduce 9 solutions to fix iOS 11 screen recording not working problem. If your iPhone still can't record screen after the 9 methods, there is solution 10: use FonePaw ScreenMO to record iPhone screen.

Some people met with an iOS 11 Screen Recording Not Working error when trying to cast and record phone screen with the iOS Screen Recording feature. For instance:

"Does anyone having problems when recording in Landscape with the Screen Recorder? From last update of iOS 11 the saved video gets frozen if I record in landscape. But when I record in portrait, the screen recorder works fine. How can I fix it?"

"I have an iPhone 7 Plus. I wanted to record my gamings. It records properly for few seconds and after that it freezes on a screen while the audio can be still recorded. Please help!"


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Below I list 10 tips that have been tested to be workable to fix iOS 11 Screen Recording Not Working problem. Please check it out!

Fix iOS 11 Screen Recording Not Working Problem


Solution 1 Check If iOS System Is Fine or Not

If you find out that your iOS 11 Screen Recording not stopping or sometimes doesn't work well on your iPhone or iPad, there can be an iOS system issue on your iPhone or iPad. And the issue may also cause iOS 11 Screen Recording Not Working error.

Now, you need to firstly fix the iOS system problem on your iPhone 8/7 Plus/ 7/6S or iPad. How to fix it? iOS System Recovery program can help. The program provides you a safe way to repair your system problem without data loss. You can head to this page: Fix Frozen iPhone with FonePaw iOS System Recovery for more details.


Check If iOS System Is Fine or Not


Solution 2 Make Sure Screen Recording Is Enabled

If your iOS system is fine, you should then make sure that you've enabled Screen Recording on your iPhone or iPad. To enable the feature, you can go to "Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls" and tap on "+" button on the "Screen Recording" pane. Then it will be added on your iOS.


Solution 3 Ensure Microphone Has Been Enabled (Optional)

This solution is for the iOS 11 Screen Recording no sound error. If you can record with audios, please skip this step.

Actually, it is very simple to fix this issue when you record iOS screen. Just reveal Control Centre and tap on Screen Recording icon on your iOS, then tap the "Microphone" icon to enable the audio.


Ensure Microphone Has Been Enabled


Solution 4 Check the Storage of Your iOS(Optional)

This solution is for the iOS 11 Screen Recording not saving to Photos app error. If you can see the recorded in Photos app, please skip this step.

Head to "Settings" > Get into "General" > tap "iPhone Storage" and check if there is enough space in your iPhone storage. If not, you are recommended to delete the useless data or transfer the files to computer and then wipe them out to release storage space.


Solution 5 Hard Reset Your iOS Device

Before you hard reset iOS, you should remove Screen Recording from Control Center. To do this, you can go to "Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls". Find out Screen Recording option under "Include" and tap on the red remove button.

Then you can continue to hard reset your iPhone:

For iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6/5s/5 or earlier models, you need to press and hold home button + power button at the same time until the Apple logo appears. Then release the buttons and wait patiently for iPhone to boot up or home screen appearing.


Hard Reset Your iOS Device


For iPhone 7/7 Plus, you need to hold power button + volume down button to hard reset iPhone instead of home button + power button.

For iPhone X/8/8 Plus, you need to press and quickly release the Volume Up button and then press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Next, just press and hold the Power ON/OFF button until you see the Apple logo.

After you force restart your iOS device, you need to enable Screen Recording (refer to solution 2) and then try if it works normally.


Solution 6 Make sure Screen Recording is Not Restricted

As the Screen Recording is restricted by default, you should check and make sure you have disabled Restrictions on your device. Just go to "Settings > General > Restrictions > enter Restrictions passcode" and then disable Screen Recording option at the bottom.


Solution 7 Factory Reset iOS

Before you perform a factory reset, you should backup iPhone to prevent data loss. Then head to "Settings> General> Reset> Reset All Settings" to reset iOS.


Factory Reset iOS


Solution 8 Update Your iPhone

iOS 11 doesn't support the old-version iOS devices such as iPhone 5 and iPad 4th. If you force to install iOS 11 on your old iPhone, the Screen Recording may get crashed or broken down. For these cases, you are recommended to use another way to record iOS screen (refer to Solution 10) or simply update your device to the latest iPhone X/8/7.


Solution 9 Upgrade to the Latest iOS 11

You can try to upgrade your iOS to the latest iOS version, for example, iOS 11.1. Now, just go and check to download and install the newest one as it maybe improved in some way.


Solution 10 Find An Alternative to Record iOS

If you have tried all the above tips and iOS Screen Recording still doesn't work, you are recommended to use another iOS recorder to finish the job. FonePaw iOS Screen Recorder app can be your good choice. It is a very professional recorder and you can mirror, cast, display or record iPhone/iPad screen on Windows PC. Now, you can download and install the program to enjoy the convenience it brings. For more details, you can head to this guide: Record iOS Screen with FonePaw ScreenMo.


Record iOS Screen with FonePaw iOS Screen Recorder


Can you fix the iOS 11 Screen Recording bugs with the above tips? Moreover, if you haven't updated to iOS 11, it is also allowed to try this iPhone Screen Recorder to capture your screen in iOS 9/iOS 10. Please share your cases with us by writing a comment below!

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