Why Is New Screen Recording Greyed Out on My iPhone 11?

The ability to record your iPhone screen is something that can be beneficial for a lot of reasons. But if you went to try and use that tool, only to see that you can’t open it, then you may be wondering why is new screen recording greyed out on my iPhone?

How to Enable Screen Recording on an 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 guide continues below with additional information on the answer to the question of why is new screen recording greyed out on an iPhone, including pictures of these steps.

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.

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. We have previously written about how to use the screen recorder on the iPhone to easily create videos of your device’s screen.

But, like many of the other features 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 (Guide with Pictures)

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 new screen recording greyed 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.

You can read our guide on how to use the screen recorder on the iPhone to find out more about this cool feature and how to use it on your device.

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