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Can I Record Apps That Play Video on iOS 11?

By Carrie Murray, Tuesday, January 23, 2018

We have known that Apple added a handy new screen recording feature to iOS 11 that allows users to capture anything on the iPhone or iPad screen. The steps to recorder screen on iOS 11 are quite simply. All you need to do is swiping up from the bottom of iOS screen to open the "Control Center" and tap on the "Screen Recording" button. To stop it, you can tap the red status bar at the top of your screen and choose to stop.

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The iOS 11 Screen Recording is a good choice to record your iOS screen. But this feature is not perfect. Some people reported that when they tried to record the videos on some of the apps, Netflix, for example, the iOS 11 Screen Recording doesn't work at all. It is possibly because that the iOS 11 Screen Recording cannot fit the Netflix platform to record videos. Of cause it doesn't mean that the iOS 11 Screen Recording would fail to record any app videos on iPhone or iPad. I use the iOS 11 Screen Recording to record YouTube videos and Instagram videos for tests, and it goes pretty well.

So whether the iOS 11 Screen Recording can record app videos or not is uncertain. It depends on what kind of video app you are using. If you fail to record the app videos smoothly and want to fix the iOS 11 screen recording not working problem, you can scroll down and see how to do.

How to Record App Videos on iPhone/iPad

If your iPhone or iPad isn't running iOS 11, or the iOS 11 Screen Recording doesn't work at all when you try to record videos from app such as Netflix, YouTube or other video platforms, you are recommended to use the FonePaw ScreenMo. It allows you to mirror and record iOS screen with audios in several simple steps. Now, just follow the guide below to record app videos on iPhone or iPad with the handy Screen Recorder.

Step 1. Download and Install FonePaw ScreenMo

To begin with, you need to download and install FonePaw ScreenMo program on your computer and then launch it.

Download

Step 2. Connect iOS Device with Airplay

Make sure your iOS device and computer are connected with the same Wi-Fi. Now, you need to swipe up from the bottom of your iOS and enable AirPlay Mirror (or Screen mirroring for iOS 11). Tap on the "FonePaw iOS Screen Recorder [your computer name]" to connect your device to computer.

Connect iOS Device with Airplay


Step 3. Mirror iOS Screen on Computer

After you successfully connect iPhone or iPad, you will see that your iOS screen would be mirrored on PC.

Mirror iOS Screen on Computer


Step 4. Record Videos on iPhone or iPad

You can now click on the red button on the right to start recording YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, or Netflix videos from your iPhone. If you attempt to stop, just tap on the red button.

Record Videos on iPhone


To export the recorded video, you can adjust the output size, path and other output settings. Click on the "Start Export" to save the video on your computer.

Export Videos to PC


That's the way in how to fix iOS 11 Screen Recording doesn't work problem. If you have any problem when following the steps above, please don't forget to leave us a comment on the below box!

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