Why Is Screen Recording Grayed Out on My iPhone 11?

The screen recording feature on your iPhone 11 allows you to take a video of what is happening on your screen. Use these steps if the screen recording button is grayed out on your iPhone.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select Screen Time.
  3. Choose the Content & Privacy Restrictions button.
  4. Select Content Restrictions and enter your Screen Time passcode.
  5. Choose Screen Recording.
  6. Tap Allow.

Our article continues below with additional information and pictures for these steps.

The screen recording feature on the iPhone 11 is a useful tool when you want to be able to record what is occurring on your screen.

But, like many of the other feature on the device, it’s possible for screen recording to be turned off through the Screen Time menu.

Our guide below will show you how to re-enable screen recording if the option is currently grayed out in the Control Center on your iPhone.

How to Fix a Grayed Out Screen Recording Button on an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.6.1.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

open Settings

Step 2: Choose the Screen Time menu option.

select Screen Time

Step 3: Select the Content & Privacy Restrictions option.

open the Content and Privacy Restrictions menu

Step 4: Tap the Content Restrictions button, then enter your Screen Time passcode when prompted.

select Content Restrictions

Step 5: Scroll to the bottom of the screen and choose Screen Recording.

choose Screen Recording

Step 6: Tap the Allow button.

why is screen recording grayed out on my iPhone 11

You should now be able to swipe down from the top-right of your screen to open the Control Center, and you should be able to tap the Screen Recording button to begin recording.

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