Screen Recording Not Working iOS 16 Issue? 16.1.1 Too? (Fix)
Screen recording not working anymore after iOS 16 update? You’re not able to record your iPhone’s screen? Feature stopped working in iOS 16.1.1 too? Capture stops as soon as you leave the Control Center, or never starts once the countdown ends?
Screen Recording Not Working iOS 16
This issue has been reported by Callee:
“After downloading iOS 16.1.1 my screen recording stopped working and I have a iPhone 14 pro max.”
We couldn’t replicate the issue on any of our four iOS 16 running devices, but have found similar reports on Reddit:
“iOS 16.1 Screen Recording bug, only records when I’m on control center. After that it stops as soon as i get off from there.”
2 (iOS 16.2 beta):
“When I try to screen record, nothing happens. The little icon does a countdown, but after the countdown, the icon becomes a circle and nothing happens.”
If you’re experiencing this screen capture problem too, don’t hesitate to report it in the comments along with any useful info that could help us to submit a documented bug report to Apple.
How To Fix Screen Recording Not Working On iPhone
Based on users reports, here is what you can do to troubleshoot:
1. Restart iPhone
Apparently, the good old reboot will help out. However, it might not work from the first try. This Reddit user confirms that his device required a couple of restarts until screen recording started working again.
Tip: Use the force restart combo for quicker results. (Click & release Volume Up, Volumed Down and press & hold Side Button until the Apple logo is shown on the screen).
2. Disable Always On Display
For those that experience screen recording problems on iPhone 14 or 14 Pro series, try to turn off AOD. This worked for Extreme_Doppy:
- Open Settings and go for for Display & Brightness.
- Scroll for Always-On and switch it Off.
Tip: You can turn it back on after an iPhone reboot and screen recording should keep working! Does it?
Have you managed to fix iOS 16 screen recording issues? Do you have a better solution or other problems to report? Share your feedback in the comments.
Related: For more iOS 16.1.1 bugs and available workarounds check our extended review available here.
Im on iOS 16.1.1 my screen recording stop working when i leave the control center i can only screen recons when i’m on the control center. I’m on a iPhone 14 pro
Have you tried disabling Always On Display as suggested in the article?
Did screen recording work in iOS 16.1? You can still downgrade:
iPhone 14 Pro Max 256gb running iOS 16.1.1. I have this issue too.
I’ve tried all the above “fixes” but no luck. I start the recording on the control centre, I get a 3 second count down in the Dynamic Island and it begins the recording. However as soon as I switch to another screen it stops recording and saves the video.
It has always worked without issue before so I’m guessing there’s a bug in the iOS?
Update. All the other iPhones here XS pro max and 12 pro max all working without fault on 16.1.1 so it must be something to do with the iPhone 14 pro max. Anyway I’ve just updated to iOS 16.2 and screen recording is working again.
Thanks for confirming. Glad it does.
I have the same issue on iPhone 14 pro ios 16.1. My screen recording only works if my Control Center is open.
I restarted my device , no change.
I switched off “always on”
in Display and Brightnesss, no change.
Any help would be appreciated
Thanks for reporting. Not sure what else to suggest, excepting reinstalling the most recent iOS 16 version as shown here: