How to Screen Record on iPhone 13 (2023)

The iPhone 13 is the fifteenth generation of iPhones developed and made by Apple Inc. Released in September 2021, this model of the iPhone features a triple-lens camera with great features, including screen recording. However, some users wondered how to record your screen on an iPhone 13 and its other models.

How to Screen Record on iPhone 13 (2022)

Screen recording on a smartphone allows you to capture your phone’s screen in a video format. You can then keep the video for your own records, post it or share it with friends. If you send it as a message & then change your mind, we have a guide on how to delete a message on iPhone on both sides.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to access the iPhone 13 screen record feature and how to screen record on iPhone 13 with sound. Read on to know more.


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How to Add Screen Recording on Control Center

Once you cannot see the Screen Recording icon on the Control Center panel of your iPhone 13, you’ll need to add it first by going to the Settings app. To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. Open your iPhone and go to Settings > Control Center.
  2. Scroll down to More Controls and find the Screen Recording feature.
  3. Select the green plus button on the left of the Screen Recording icon to add it to the Control Center panel. You can check this by opening the Control Center and looking for the record icon at the bottom of the screen.


How to Screen Record on iPhone 13 With Sound

Important: Before using Screen Recording on your iPhone, ensure that the feature is allowed on Screen Time. This especially applies when trying to stream games via screen recording.

To enable Screen Recording on Screen Time on your iPhone 13, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Screen Time and choose Content and Privacy Restrictions.
  2. Select Content Restrictions and tap Game Center.
  3. Choose Screen Recording and choose Allow.

If the Screen Recording icon is included with other features on the Control Center, you can now easily record your iPhone’s screen. Also, you can do recordings with or without sound. To screen record on your iPhone 13 with sound, proceed to the steps below:

  1. Navigate to the part of your phone where you want to start screen recording. 
  2. Swipe from the screen’s upper-right corner to open the Control Center panel.
  3. Tap and hold the Screen Recording icon and select the Microphone icon to set it from Off to On.
  4. Select Start Recording. After a three-second countdown, your iPhone will start recording its screen with sound.
  5. To stop the recording, you can open Control Center and select the Stop Recording button or tap the Status bar and choose Stop.

If you want to record your iPhone 13’s screen without sound, you’ll need to press and hold the Screen Recording icon, set the Microphone feature to Off, and tap the Start Recording button. All your screen recordings will be saved to the Photos app on your iPhone.

As an aside – did you know that the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have 3 Cameras? Our article Which iPhone Has 3 Cameras? goes into more detail.


How to Fix Screen Recording Not Working on iPhone 13

You may have problems accessing or using the screen recording feature on your iPhone 13 for various reasons. It can be because of bugs or outdated software. Remember to review each fix and see which is most effective for your iPhone.


Fix #1: Reboot your iPhone

Rebooting your iPhone 13 is an effective fix when you cannot access its features—like screen recording—due to bugs. Also, restarting might help once your recording stops abruptly.

To restart your iPhone, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the side of your iPhone and swipe the ‘swipe to power off’ slider to the right to turn it off. Next, press and hold the Wake button to turn on your iPhone. Try adding and using the screen recording feature and see if the issue is fixed.


Fix #2: Update Your iPhone’s OS

Another way to fix screen recording on your iPhone 13 is by updating your iPhone’s software to the latest version. Some updates may contain fixes to bugs, which can cause problems with your phone’s screen recording feature. 

To manually update your iPhone 13 to the latest OS available, do the following:

  1. After connecting your iPhone to a stable Wi-Fi network, navigate to Settings > General.
  2. Select Software Update and wait for your phone to search for the latest software updates.
  3. Once an update is available, tap Download and Install. You may be prompted to enter your passcode.
  4. Wait for the update process to finish.
  5. Once done, you can try accessing Screen Recording on your iPhone and see if it’s working.


Final Thoughts

Screen recording is a valuable feature when demonstrating to someone what happens on your screen. It’s widely available on various smartphones, including the latest models of iPhone. However, some users had trouble finding this feature on their iPhone 13.

Hence, this guide helps you how to screen record on iPhone 13 with or without sound.