How Long Can You Screen Record On iPhone?

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Screen recording has been around for quite some time now. There was a time when you had to use a video camera or camcorder to capture videos of actions performed on your PC. These days, however, you can simply use your smartphone to capture videos with ease. 


In fact, there are several apps available for iOS users that allow them to take screen recordings. The question that most people ask themselves is how long they can keep a screen recording before it starts to degrade.

This depends largely on the quality of the app used to record footage. Some apps offer high-quality recordings while others provide only low-quality ones.

The longer time, the more you can record content in your video. Many users want to know how long they can record on their iPhones.

Here’s a look at how long you can screen record on your iPhone.

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How long can you screen record on your iPhone?

When you screen record, your iPhone records the screen and audio that’s playing on your screen. You control the video by dragging a cursor on the screen. You can use the screen recording feature to edit the video, add some music, or trim out extra footage.

How Long Can You Screen Record On iPhone

While the iPhone screen recording feature comes in handy for a lot of people, it doesn’t last forever. Screen recording on the iPhone lasts for 5 minutes at a time. To extend the screen recording time on your iPhone, you need to purchase Screen Time from the App Store.

  • 30 minutes
  • 2 hours
  • 6 hours
  • 18 hours

My experience:

I am an iPhone 12 user and according to my video shooting experience, I can say that iPhone 12 is very good for screen recording.


What I Did is, I have started a screen recording of an online event. I charged my phone 100%. Then I slept.

When I checked my phone in the morning, I noticed that my phone ran out of battery after seven hours and my video was not saved too.

According to the official blog, there is no time limit for how long you can screen record on an iPhone. It depends on the storage and battery. If you have full storage then you can record for a long time.

However, some iPhone users have reported that recordings have suddenly stopped after 3-4 hours automatically. But in my case, it worked till my phone dies.


Sometimes iPhone shutdowns apps automatically if it is heating your phone.

How to turn off the iPhone screen recorder?

Step 1: Open the control center. To do this, swipe down from the upper-right corner.

Step 2: Tap on the record button. It will turn grey.



Just tap the red bar at the top-left corner of your screen to stop screen recording.

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