iOS11's New Screen Recording Feature Is Scaring A Few People

Today Apple rolled out iOS11, but it didn't quite go as smoothly as planned. Does it ever?

Ok, it wasn't quite a cock-up - more like people feeling nervous about some of the new features they have on their iPhones.

The software updates allow you to customise the control centre, while Siri is smarter than before and new camera modes have been introduced. All of those things were received well, but the capability to record a device's output is scaring people.

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For the user, yes, it's cool. You can capture some funny moments as you go about your business on your phone, catching out your mates. But what about the people on the other end?

Their messages, Snapchats, or FaceTimes and so on can all be recorded from someone else's phone, and they won't know any different.

There are benefits to the screen recording mind. If, for example, your nan is having trouble understanding an app, you can record yourself using it and send it to her, rather than wasting time going round just to show her how panoramic pictures work.

If you've already downloaded iOS11, then enabling the feature is simple.

When you launch Settings, go to Control Centre, scrolling down until you see 'Screen Recording and simply add it.

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Once you've done that, swipe up from the bottom of the phone as per usual, and there's a button there to start recording. As soon as you press it, you're away, so it might be worth making sure no embarrassing notifications are likely to come through, as well as trimming the vid once you're finished.

Looking forward to using this?

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Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

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