[Solved] How to Screen Record on the iPhone 12/12 Pro with Editing Features

Jenefey Aaron Jenefey Aaron
Sep 30, 2021 (Updated: Mar 15, 2023)Filed to: Record Video

To introduce a useful function or explain some settings of iPhone 12 to your friends who are new to iOS devices, recording the screen on iPhone 12/12 Pro is the easiest way. Luckily, screen recording on iPhone 12 is now very easy after the release of iOS 13. That's because you can add a built-in screen recorder on the iPhone with iOS 13 or later and use it to capture your screen easily. Moreover, you can learn an easier method to record the screen on iPhone 12 and edit the recordings at the same time.

Part 1: How to Add Screen Recorder and Capture the Screen on iPhone 12

With the iOS 14 version, you can easily screen record your iPhone 12 through the built-in recorder. You should add this function to the control panel to use it quickly at any time. Then follow the next steps to learn how to use it:

Step 1.At first, you should check whether you have turned on the default screen recorder on your iPhone 12 or not. Tap the Settings icon on your iPhone and scroll down to find the Control Center option below the general button. Then tap the Customize Controls button, and you can see all the apps that are added on or not. Find the Screen Recording app and tap the green Plus icon to add screen record on iPhone 12.

Add Screen Record on iPhone 12

Step 2.Now you can swipe down from the top right corner of the screen and find the screen recorder on the Control Panel. If you want to change the recording settings before start recording on iPhone 12, you should press and hold the Screen Recorder icon for a few seconds. Then, you can choose the app to record, and you can also turn on the Microphone button to screen record on iPhone 12 with audio.

Adjust Recording Settings on iPhone 12

Step 3.Then you can tap the Screen Recorder icon once to start capturing the whole screen, including some popping-up notifications. To stop the recording, you just need to tap the icon again. And the recordings will be automatically saved on the Photos app.

start Screen Record on iPhone 12

Part 2: How to Edit, Clip, and Crop the Recordings Captured by iPhone 12

Since the built-in screen recorder can only capture the whole screen without any additional editing features when you screen record on iPhone 12, you need to edit, rotate and crop the recordings through other apps if you need.

Step 1.Go to the Photos app on your iPhone 12 and find the Screen Recordings option on the Albums menu. Then open the desired recording and tap the Edit button at the top-right corner.

Step 2.After that, you can tap the tools at the bottom to trim, add filters, and crop the recording. You can also change the aspect ratio to crop the recordings to the desired size. Then tap the Done button and save the recording on the photos.

Edit Screen Recording on iPhone 12

This process will be relatively complex and will occupy more storage space. In this case, you can also learn how to screen record on iPhone 12 with additional editing functions in the following.

Part 3: How to Screen Record iPhone 12 with a Customized Region

To screen record your iPhone 12/12 Pro with a customized area and additional features, AnyRec Screen Recorder will be your best choice. Although you can only use this software on Windows/Mac, you can also screen record on iPhone 12 through the mirrored screen with a USB cable.

Screen Recorder
Best Way to Screen Record iPhone 12 on Windows/Mac

Screen record your iPhone 12/12 Pro with a mirrored screen.

Customized region to screen record the desired parts without any bothering notifications.

Provide additional editing features to add annotation and clip the recordings.

Able to adjust the format, quality, and frame rate of the exporting recordings.

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Step 1.Free download and launch AnyRec Screen Recorder on your computer. Click the Phone button on the main interface and connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable. And your iPhone screen will be shown on the computer. Since this useful and convenient function is coming soon, you can learn how to capture the screen on the computer at first, which is the same as screen recording on iPhone 12.

Screen Recorder

Step 2.Click the Video Recorder button to start this powerful recorder. Then click the Custom option to select the desired region to capture. And you can turn on the System Sound and Microphone to screen record iPhone 12 with audio according to your need.

Select Recording Area

Step 3.To adjust the export settings, you can click the Record Settings icon and choose the Output option in the left pane. Then you can change the recording format, quality, and frame rate. After that, click the OK button and go back to click the REC button to start recording.

Output Preferences

Step 4.In the popping-up toolbox, you can use the editing tools to add notes on the recordings in real time. Then click the Stop icon to finish the recording and clip it as you like. At last, click the Save button to choose the storage path.

Save Video Recording

Part 4: FAQs of Screen Recording on iPhone 12/12 Pro


You have learned how to screen record on iPhone 12 through the default recorder. But it can only capture the entire screen, and you need to rely on other apps to edit the recordings. Thus, you can also download AnyRec Screen Recorder to record the screen on iPhone 12 with editing functions.

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