How to Recover Sound from a Screen Recording iPhone [Solved]

Frankly, there’s no solution for recovering sound when you record the screen with no sound. In fact, since it hasn’t been recorded at all, expecting to recover it sounds meaningless.

In 2017, Apple introduced screen recording with audio on iOS 11 and later versions. But when you record both audio and video simultaneously, but only get the recorded screen with no sound, it may be possible to retrieve the audio.

This guide will shed some light on how you can fix screen recording issues and ways to avoid it for future recordings. Let’s get right into it. 

What Causes Screen Recording But No Sound on iPhone?

Any issue with your iOS devices, including incorrect settings or microphone problems, may result in the recording of only the screen without sound. Here are some common factors that Impacted you recording and ended up with no sound-

Incorrect Settings

A common reason for the iPhone recording problem is the wrong personal settings of the device. Sometimes, you may not have followed the steps properly to enable screen recording with external/internal sound recording. If you skip to enable it, the sound will not be recorded but the screen only.

Microphone Settings

Another important reason for your iPhone to record the screen with no audio is incorrect microphone settings. If you want to record your iPhone screen with internal sound only, turn off the microphone.

On the other hand, if you plan to record the iOS device’s screen along with both internal and external sound, keep the microphone on. if you don’t do this, it might cause a recording issue.

The microphone on your iPhone may be muted or blacked out when you’re playing a video or audio from the device storage. Using FaceTime and some other built-in apps can disrupt the recording as well.

In this case, recording will fail to record sound or voice-over along with the video.

System Issues

Sometimes, the operating systems on iOS devices contain some bugs. If the operating system on your iPhone includes a bug, it will cause no sound on your screen recording.

Glitches in Software

In some cases, when you install software or download an app, it may come with iOS glitches. If it happens, it may cause the application to crash and cause a screen-recorder with no sound on your iPhone.

The Software is Not Updated

iPhone and other iOS devices required updated software to run. It helps to remove bugs from the software.

So, if the software on your device is not updated to the new version, it may still have some bugs. As a result, you won’t be able to record audio while recording on your device.

App Restrictions

There are many apps in the App Store that block access to the microphone. So, if the application you’re running doesn’t have the permission to access the microphone, it will cause no sound on the screen recording.

Is it Possible To Recover Sound From A Screen Recording On iPhone?

No, it is not possible to recover sound from a screen recording on an iPhone. Here, the term “recover” means getting the unrecorded sound back.

And, it is impossible to recover audio that has never been recorded. However, it is possible to add or remove sound from a screen recording on your iPhone. You can easily do it by using data recovery software or third-party audio restoration software.

Many audio restoration programs like iZotope RXOpens in a new tab. and Audio FixOpens in a new tab. are now available on the App Store. They will analyze your video’s length, normalize the volume, isolate the audio track from an existing audio file, and mix it into the video. 

Thus, you can get background audio for the iPhone with no sound on calls or recorded video. But there will be nothing to recover when there is nothing recorded.

How to Fix iPhone Screen Recording Error?

We are already aware of the causes behind your iPhone’s lack of sound during screen recording. So, what’s next? Now, this part of the article will shed light on all the possible methods to fix the problem on your device.

Set the Screen Recording Function Properly

Recording the screen on the iPhone requires some particular steps to turn on. Make sure the recording function is configured correctly. Here are the steps to take:

  • Open Settings and tap Control Center.
Open Settings and tap Control Center
  • Select Customize Controls.
Select Customize Controls
  • Press the Add icon next to the Screen Recording to add the button to the Control Center.
Press the Add icon
  • Then, swipe up to the Control Center, choose the record button, and start recording.
Control Center

Turn On the Microphone

If you find that you have already opened the screen recording button properly, check the microphone to see if it is turned on or off.

In some cases, it can be off. If so, turn on the microphone before starting the recording again. To do so, here are the steps to follow:

  1. First, swipe up your iPhone to open the Control Center.
  2. From there, tap and hold the screen recording button until a new pop-up opens up.
  3. Once the pop-up comes, you’ll see the Microphone button in the bottom of the menu.
see the Microphone
  • Tap the Microphone Audio button to turn it on. Once it is turned on, it will turn red.

Make Sure Your iPhone is Not Muted

If you use your iPhone to record a video of your screen while it is in silent mode, the recording will be silent. So, before screen recording, make sure that you have unmuted your device.

To do so, simply tap the Mute switchto turn it off.

If you’ve unmuted your iPhone, but still don’t get any sound on the recording, go for the next solution.

Check the Application You are Recording

If you’re trying to record the screen of a specific application on your iPhone or iPad, make sure that it has permission to do so.

To check if the app has permission to record audio, follow the following steps:

  • Go to Settings > Privacy.
  • Tap Microphone from the left sidebar.
Tap Microphone
  • Turn the access button on if it is set to off.

If the app has access to the microphone, you will see a green indicator at the top of the screen.

Restart Your Device

When all the solutions we discussed earlier fail to solve the iPhone screen recording no sound issue, restarting your iPhone may help to fix it. It will help to refresh iPhone caches and remove glitches from the system.

To restart your iPhone or iPad according to the model, go through the steps below:

iPhone X-13 or later

To turn your iPhone back on, press and hold the power button while you wait for the Apple logo to show up on the screen.

Note: To turn your iPhone back on, press and hold the power button while watching for the Apple logo to appear on the screen.

iPhone 6-8 & SE

Press and hold the power button until you see the turn-off menu appear. Then, drag the pop-up to turn off your device.

Note: To turn it on again, press and hold the power button as before.

iPhone SE, 5 or earlier

Press and hold the top button until the power off slider comes on.  Now, drag the slider as before and wait for 30 seconds to turn it off.

Note: Press and hold the top button to turn it on again.

Reset All Settings

If restarting your iPhone doesn’t work to get rid of the iPhone screen recording no sound error, then resetting all settings on your device might help.

When you hard reset an iPhone 11 or later, it’ll refresh all the settings including location settings, display settings, notification and network settings, privacy settings, etc.

But it won’t move or delete any media or data. To reset all the default settings on your iPhone or iPad, here are the steps to follow:

  • Go to Settings > General and select Reset.
  • From here, choose Reset All Settings.
choose Reset All Settings

After doing this, check if the screen recording can record audio while recording. If not, proceed to the following solution.

Update the Latest iOS System

When the iOS system on your iPhone requires an update, you should install the latest version. Otherwise, the operating system will fail to adapt to the various applications on your device.

There could be a bug as a result, causing issues like the iPhone screen not recording sound. So, check to see if any iOS update is available. If yes, install the new updated version manually as follows:

  1. First of all, open Settings and go to the General option.
  2. Then, choose Software Update.
  3. Now, select Download and Install and tap on Install Now to get the new iOS version.
  4. Type your iPhone passcode if required and tap Agree to continue updating.

To update your iPhone or iPad automatically, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Software Update.
  2. Then, choose Automatic Updates from the next page.
choose Automatic Updates
  • Now, press the radio button next to the Download iOS Updates, and finally, enable the Install iOS update button.

Factory Reset Your iPhone or iPad

If only resetting or updating your iPhone doesn’t help, it can be convenient to erase or factory reset your iPhone. While it will delete all the data and media on your iPhone, back up all the data before you go for it. 

To erase your iPhone or iPad, do the following steps accordingly:

  • Go to Settings > General.
  • From here, tap on Reset iPhone.
  • Now, press Erase All Content and Settings and wait until it’s completed.
Erase All Content and Settings

If the above solutions cannot fix the iPhone recording error, there might be an internal problem with your device. In this case, try a third-party recording app to record a video with audio.

Frequently Asked Question

Here, we have listed a few more questions and their answers related to screen recording on iPhone. So, let’s move on to learn them:

Can I Record the Screen With Sound on My iPhone?

Of course, you can record the screen on your iPhone with sound. Screen recording on the iPhone means making a video of everything that comes up on your screen, including sounds as well. If it fails to record the audio, there might be an issue with the mobile.

How Does Screen Record On iPhone With Internal Sound Only?

To screen record on an iPhone with only internal sound: swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap Control Center. From here, hit the gray Record button and start recording.

Can I Screen-Record FaceTime With Sound on My iPhone?

Yes, you can capture FaceTime calls with audio on your iPhone. The built-in screen recorder tool on your iPhone will allow you to capture the screen while doing a FaceTime call with sound.


Nowadays, it is quite helpful to use an iPhone to screen-record videos for social media or other purposes. So, an error like an iPhone screen recording no sound can destroy your efforts.

Hopefully, the discussion on all eight potential solutions to fix this error on your iPhone or iPad will help. But if you still encounter the same problem with your device, then go to a nearby Apple Service Center.

Suhel Rana

Hi! This is Shuhel and I've been working as an iPhone technician for over 10 years. At Techiaid, I write content on a vast range of topics on iPhone software and hardware issues. iPhone issues are nothing to be trifled with. So, you'll definitely need to consult someone who knows the ins and outs of different iPhone models.

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