Screen recording

iOS and iPadOS

Hello friends,
I am facing a strange issue with my iphone and need some help,
I am using ios 11.2.1 running on iphone 7.
I attempted screen recording jusst to see it's capabilities,
What happened was that my voice came out from the phone speakers but voiceover came out from the earpiece speakers,
In my opinion, shouldn't both my voice and the voiceover voice come out from the iphone speakers?
If we doing a recording for app developers, i believe both voices should come from the iphone speakers and not the ear piece speakers,
Could anybody assist me in resolving this issue.
Any help is warmly welcomed.



Submitted by Earth on Monday, December 18, 2017

I tried the feature and both the VO sound and my own sound came out from the phone speaker. make sure you turn on the microphone.

Submitted by arvind on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hello again,
The microphone is turned on,
Any troubleshooting ideas,

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

What app are you usuing for screen recording? I wanna try this.

Submitted by Rex Leslie Howard Jr. on Monday, January 29, 2018

I am familiar with your issue and experience it myself. Very disappointing because I view this feature as an invaluable training tool. I used it to teach sighted people how to use and navigate various features of the iPhone. I would tell them just to follow my screen. I would turn down the voice so that it wasn't so intrusive and it workd great. Now it doesn't. The level of the built-in microphone far exceeds the level of the recording of VoiceOver. I would assume Apple changed things because this feature could be used to read notes or other text into a voice format thus becoming a copyright concern? But that's just a guess.I say let the plagerists self destruct if they will and bring back a most needed tool for trainers and techs such as myself. I have gone through every diagnostic step I know to try and resolve this issue but have come up with nothing. I know the iPhone very well and it's been a while since I've been stumped. This leads me to further believe this change was intentional at best and a bad mistake in software programming at worst. I wish I had a better answer for ya partner but I do not.

Submitted by iHabilitationMan on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

In reply to by arvind

What we are experiencing with Screen Recording is, in fact, a major bug, though Apple apparently doesn't think so (what else is new lately, given the world-wide public outcry that it took to get the "delete flick" fixed in Email!) I have been enrolled in the iOS11 Public Beta Program since the beginning. In the first few iOS11 public betas, Screen Recording worked beautifully! I was just ecstatic about its potential for all kinds of reasons. Turning on the mic for recordings would allow the audio to continue playing through the speaker. Thus beautiful recordings with both audio and video, created with just the iDevice and therefore doable anywhere. However, some time in mid-summer, I started noticing that turning on the mic indeed caused Voiceover to divert its audio to the ear speaker. If I'm sounding particularly annoyed, it's because I have consistently and patiently taken the time and trouble to submit a new and very detailed feedback report with every subsequent release. Where are the blind people who work at Apple who should be bringing this forward for resolution, or maybe they don't use Screen Recording. So No Arvind, it's not your problem at all! It's Apple's, and one can only hope that they'll fix it so that it's actually useful to the Voiceover community.

Submitted by tunmi13 on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

I'm alsos experiencing this, but actually if you record an app with sounds, it acts like you have a line in or mixer interface plugged in. I recorded one of the blindfold games and it sounded like I was using line in to do it.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

I would like to do screen recording. Where do you go to do it? I would like to know.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

I found it. I had to look it up. It works fine for me. I love this feature and have experimented and actually made a podcast with both audio and voice.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

It works fine. I recorded a podcast of a blindfold game and it caught the game even when I was wearing headphones. I understand it can’t be in stereo but this is not needed for this app. The only problem I am having is that it does not record VoiceOver at all. Is there a way to do this?

Submitted by Unregistered User (not verified) on Monday, November 12, 2018

Screen recording on the iPhone definitely has a lot of potential, but if I can't record voiceover and sounds coming from my device, How does that work? It is definitely a bug that needs to be fixed. These products are by far some of the best on the market, but with Apple, I usually feel like I have to download a third-party application just to get what I need done effectively. I would really love to make the best of the native apps and features, but that's not always possible. I feel like it's so limiting, and I could get so much more from Apple directly

Submitted by tunmi13 on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Hey guys,
If you think about it very carefully, an iPhone has its microphone and speakers in the same side.
If the δ outputted through your speakers, you would get lots of feedback, not to mention distortion/clipping.
The only reason the iPad doesn't do this is because its microphone is on the opposite side. Meaning, if you do record, it stays in the iPad speakers, because the speakers and the microphone aren't interfeering with each other.
It's like a real microphone. Moving in front of the speaker (output) causes feedback (input).

Submitted by Robert Lee Brown on Saturday, December 29, 2018

Yeah, I was having the major problem of not being able to record both audio and voice over at the same time for a good while. The best solution I found for such a problem is to get one's hands on a shotgun microphone that will work with your Ios device.

I bought a Rode Mic Me shotgun microphone a few months back because I found out really quickly that I hate lapel style microphones and a few people recommended a shotgun microphone for me to try out instead. The one I bought comes with a headphone jack at the back part of the microphone that allows you to hear what's going on while you are doing your recording. This microphone allows you to record and play back with both audio and voice over intact.