A Guide to EveryCord: An iOS 11 Screen Recorder

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

EveryCord is a new screen recorder for iOS 11 that allows you to record your device's screen. You used to have to jailbreak or get some app that allowed access to it, but now that iOS 11 supports screen Recording, it is now in the App Store.


The first time you open EveryCord, make sure to read what it says right next to the Recordings button.

Other than the Recordings button, there is a Settings button which is unlabeled.

The settings button is the first button encountered in the app. You can adjust things like audio quality, device orientation, number of channels being recorded, etc.

You also have the Record button, which is for Recording, and a broadcast button for broadcasting.


To record, you must make sure that the recording button is selected. This doesn't actually start the recording, it tells the app that's what you want to do, record. Not broadcasting.

Now, you have to tell the app you want to record. To do this,

1) Open the Control Center.

2) Navigate to the screen recording button, and use your Rotor actions and pick Open Controls.

3) There will be two options now. There is Camera Roll, which is the default screen recorder, and then there's EveryCord. Select the EveryCord button.

4) If you want microphone audio on, turn that on to the right of the start broadcast button.

5) And lastly, hit the start button and it will start recording.

Note: If you are using an iPhone, your VoiceOver's speech will go to your earpiece. This is so that you can record your actual device's audio. It will only do this with microphone audio enabled.


To broadcast, simply follow the same steps above, but instead you must enter in the URL by opening the source from your computer, find the URL and insert it into the field.


I hope this guide gets you started with EveryCord. If you have any questions, feel flaever to leave a comment here, or use my contact page.

Good luck!


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Submitted by Godwin adoyi Agada on Friday, February 9, 2018

I have an issue with the native screen recorder in ios 11.2.5. The volume of voice over is very low during playback and this is because the voice over is heard through the earpiece during recording. I found Every Chord and on testing I realized that the voice over is going through the earpiece also.
I could not play back the video because the play button is dimmed. Has anybody successfully tested this app ? And what was the volume of voice over during playback. Voice over is important in my playback.

Submitted by tunmi13 on Friday, February 9, 2018

The developer is currently fixing this issue. And EveryCord, all though it goes to the ear piece, it still records VoiceOver.

Submitted by sockhopsinger on Monday, August 13, 2018

When recording with this app, will it include the Voiceover voice? Can I make a demonstration recording so that people will be able to hear Voiceover? Thanks.

Submitted by tunmi13 on Monday, August 13, 2018

You can hear it, but you must increase your voice volume on VoiceOver.

Submitted by Robert Lee Brown on Saturday, October 27, 2018

I'm currently having two problems with Every cord and I don't know how to solve them.

1. For some strange reason I am currently unable to save any kind of recording longer then five minutes to the camera roll.
2. A more important problem at the moment, None of the recordings I try to make seem to work. Afterwards, when I make such a recording with Everycord, I go into the recordings section to play them back and Everycord won't let me do so. It also tells me that there is no length of recording to a specific recording, only displaying them as negative negative negative.

Submitted by Brad Sumiran on Thursday, November 1, 2018

It wouldn't allow me to record, it only allows me to broadcast. Where is the recording button? pls help

Submitted by Brian Giles on Thursday, November 1, 2018

I can't get this app to work either. I installed it hoping I could use it to record let's plays of games, but no luck.

Submitted by jcdjmac (not verified) on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Excellent guide on how to use Everycord. I hope the app gets updated for iOS 13 compatibility.

Submitted by tunmi13 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

I'd like to apologize for taking so long to respond to you guys. I completely forgot about the whole EveryCord thing until today.
The reason the iPhone screen recorders go to the earpiece, is because, well, where else should they go? Since screen recording uses the front mic (which is the one to the left of the lightning port on mine, just below the headphone jack), and the speaker is on the opposite side, to the right of the lightning port, there would be lots of clipping and feedback. By switching to the earpiece the iPhone is merely sidestepping that issue.
To get around the earpiece issue, it's recommended to use a pair of headphones. Don't worry, voiceOver can still be recorded with headphones in.
Or, what I do is, I have this lightning to 3.5mm AUX cable, 3.5mm end into an input AUX jack, and have it output through something. For example, my FM radio unit works just fine, if I just turn the stations wheel to complete static.
Hope this helps.

Submitted by slj on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

I've just bought the app based on the guide. When I start screensharing with the mic turned on and using a headset, the audio switches to the build in speaker on the phone instead playing out of the headset. The same goes for the mic. That both happens when using the standard lightning headset from Apple, and also when using Airpods.
I'm using an iPhone 5 SE 2020 with the latest IOS 14.5.1.
Because of that, the app is not usable for me. Is it broken because of an IOS update? I can read in the comments that it should work.