When the iOS Screen Recording tool is configured to record audio from the mic, audio output on an iPhone switches from the speaker to the earpiece when you start a recording



  1. Ensure that VoiceOver is enabled.
  2. Ensure that the Screen Recording control is enabled in Settings>>Control Centre>Customize Controls.
  3. Ensure that audio out put is set to your device speaker.
  4. Activate the Control Centre and locate the Screen Recording icon.
  5. 3D press or double-tap and hold on this icon until the Screen Recording options panel appears.
  6. Ensure that the option to capture audio from the mic is enabled.
  7. Double tap on the button to start recording.

At this point, the screen recording will begin and audio output will switch to the device's earpiece.

This was not the case in previous iOS releases, where audio out put would continue through the device speaker.

It's possible that this change may be by design, but I cannot see a good reason for this to be the case.

Note that if you use the Control Centre to switch the audio destination back to your device speaker (either during the current screen recording or immediately after), any further screen recordings made for a short period afterwards will not switch audio to the earpiece when started. However, the behaviour described above will return if you come back at some later point to start a new screen recording.

Bug First Encountered

iOS 11.2.5

Device(s) bug has been encountered on


How often the bug occurs




Fixed In

iOS 13.0



By maria

4 years 8 months ago

I have the same problem on Iphone 6. I'm using the screen recording application, but when i start recording the sound turns to the device's earphone. When i'm trying to send the video to dropbox, or youtube, the video can be uploaded without any sound.
If is there anybody who has any idea on what can I do to solve the problem with dropbox and youtube, please help me.