How to Record iPhone XR/XS/XS Max Screen

Last updated on November 26, 2018 by

The next generation of iPhone will be launched anytime soon, which makes many Apple fanatics go crazy about the latest flagship. Since these devices are packed with numerous functions, some users want to record iPhone XS screen along with the XS Max and XR models for this would help them record certain gameplays, video calls, video clips, etc. Although screen recording can now be done on any iOS devices, there are still some that are not aware of it. So to shed light on this matter, here are some of the finest ways to capture your screen activities on new Apple iPhone flagship devices.

Best way to record iPhone XS/XS Max/XR screen

The best choice would be ApowerREC if you are looking for a multifunctional screen recorder for iPhone XS/XR/XS Max without watermarks.This tool is designed and created to serve as a full time screen recorder for iPhone. There’s no need for jailbreaks or any system alteration for this program to work. All you need to do is to get this recorder from App Store and you can use it instantly. Moreover, it allows you to manage the recording files under its built-in media library. Aside from saving the recording files to the local folder, you can also save them to cloud storage like Dropbox, OneDrive, as well as Email.

ApowerREC for iOS

To use this screen recorder for iPhone XS/XR/XS Max, here’s what you need to do.

  1. Install ApowerREC from App Store.

  2. Enable the screen recorder by going to “Settings” and then entering the “Control Center”.
  3. Open Control Center and press the screen recorder icon firmly for a few seconds. Next, you can select “ApowerREC”, and then tap “Start Broadcast”. The recording will start after counting to three.

    record iPhone XS Max screen

  4. Now you can record anything you want, such as video clips, website contents, games and so much more.
  5. Once you’re done, end the recording by pressing the screen recording button in Control Center.

After recording, you can playback the video. From there, you can choose to trim unwanted part or add webcam / voice to your recorded video.

Screen Recording via Default App

To know how to record iOS 12 screen regardless of the model is, the most practical way of recording iPhone screen is to use the built-in screen recording function which applies to any iOS systems, that is to say, there is no need for an additional software installation. All you need is to enable this function from the “Settings” and you’re all set. Since Apple is the one who creates this tool, we are 100 percent sure that there won’t have any incompatibility issues even with the latest iPhone models XS, XS Max, and XR.

ios built in screen recorder

Here are the guiding steps to record iPhone XR screen with built-in screen recorder:

  1. If your screen recording feature is not activated yet, simply go to your iPhone’s “Settings” and then tap “Control Center”. Next, activate the screen recorder by adding it to Control Center’s app list. (If your screen recorder is already added on Control Center, proceed with the succeeding step).
  2. After that, swipe up till the Control Center was launch and then simply tap the “Screen Recorder” icon to start the recording process.
  3. Now, open anything that you want to capture such as a gameplay, a video clip, etc.
  4. After the recording is finished, launch back the Control Center. This time, press the screen recording icon to stop the recording.
  5. The recording files will then be saved in the local photo album.

Alternate tool to record your screen

If you are fond of third-party mobile apps, then you can try this screen recorder for iPhone called TechSmith Capture. This tool is from the well-known makers of desktop screen recorders and it has the image and video editing capabilities. Through this application, users can record any activities their iPhone screen. There’s no need for any system alteration to use this program, thus, simply install the program and you can use it right away. After recording, this screen recorder offers a “Share” function where you can directly share your recorded file into Camtasia or Snagit for further editing.

TechSmith Capture logo

Here’s how you can record iPhone XS Max screen and other latest models with this program.

  1. Download and install TechSmith from App Store.
  2. Make sure that the screen recording function is enabled on the Control Center.
  3. Launch the Control Center and then long press the screen recorder icon, then, choose “TechSmith Capture”. The recording will start in a moment.
  4. Next, you can start to record any activities on the phone screen.
  5. To stop the recording, just swipe up the Control Center again, and then, press “Stop”. Your recordings will be included in your tool’s library.


TechSmith and ApowerREC are the two recommended tools for you when you try to figuring out how to record iPhone XS screen along with the other latest iPhone lines. With the help of the methods above, you can record game achievements, special moments, or create an app review. Both tools are effective, user-friendly and simple. So it’s better to try both of them and choose according to your own preference.

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