iPhone Screen Recording No Sound? See How to Fix it on iOS 14/13/12/11

By Reuben Zaback | Last Update:

Summary: iPhone screen no sound happens occasionally for various reasons. Here we come to fix this in 5 methods. To solve it once and for all, try the HD iPhone screen recorder, VideoProc Converter that also enables you to do simple edits.

Since iOS 11, iPhone users can easily record iPhone screen activities with internal system audio and external environment sounds and voice-overs. However, many users find their iPhone recording has no sound when they record a streaming media, YouTube video, facetime video call

  • "My iPhone screen recording has no sound if I record a YouTube video on Safari. How to fix this? I also wish to know is it possible to recover audio from screen recording iPhone."
  • "Does any know how to fix no audio on video recorded on Zoom issue? I have no idea why is my screen recording mute."

If you are also facing iOS 14/13/12/11 screen recording has no sound issue, then you are reading the right post. Here, we will show you 5 proven and easy solutions to fix the iOS screen recording no sound issue.

How to Fix iPhone Screen Recording No Sound Error

Fix 1. Enable the External or Internal Audio

To include sound with the iPhone screen recording, make sure you have followed the right steps to record iPhone screen and enable the voice over (external) or the screen sound (internal sound) recording feature of the iPhone Screen Recorder.

Step 1. Go to the Settings of your iPhone > Control Center > Customize Controls.

Step 2. Scroll down to find Screen Recording > tap the plus icon.

Adjust the Recording Settings to Fix iPhone Screen Recording No Sound Issue
Go to settings > Control Center > Customize Controls

Step 3. Go to the main screen. Swipe up from the bottom edge of your iPhone to find the Screen Recording feature in the Control Center. You can:

Record iOS screen with internal sound: Long press the Screen Recording button until the Microphone On button shows up. Press this to turn the Microphone off. Turn up the iPhone speaker volume. Tap the Screen Recording icon.

Record iOS screen with your voice and the internal sound: Long press the Screen Recording icon and enable microphone. And then press the Screen Recording icon.

Enable Microphone or Internal Sound to Fix iPhone Screen Recording No Sound Issue
You can tap to turn on or off microphone during screen recording

Fix 2. Use Professional iPhone Screen Recording Software

Screen recording video call no sound? When one tries to record while playing a song, video or doing FaceTime video call, your recordings can be blacked out or muted. That is because those apps have adopted Apple's FairPlay DRM technology. FPS (FariPlay streaming), released on 2015 WWDC, is a technique offering industrial-level protection for music, movies, television shows and other digital products. It allows viewers to watch and listen the copy-protected content, but doesn't allow them to make the use of it.

Thus, you might encounter iPhone screen recording has no sound issue when recording movies, songs, and other DRM protected contents on your iPhone. But you can take a look at this professional iPhone screen recording software: VideoProc Converter. It will remove DRM protection and record everything on your iPhone screen with sound.

Fix iOS 14/13/12/11 Screen Recording No Sound Issue in One Click with VideoProc Converter

  • Record Zoom meeting, YouTube music, video call, and protetced movie/music from iPhone screen.
  • Record iPhone with system sound and microphone sound (option to turn off)
  • Flexbile options to capture iPhone full-screen or a selected area.
  • Get rid of "no sound", red bar, not saving errors with iPhone screen recording.

After installing VideoProc Converter, follow these steps to fix the iOS screen recording no sound error:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone with a Mac via a USB cable.

Step 2. Click Recorder on the main interface.Then select iPhone icon from the top bar and you will see your iPhone screen.

iPhone Screen Recorder
Launch the program and go to recorder section

Step 3. Hit Microphone and select the audio you want to record. You can record the sound of the iPhone system, built-in microphone or other devices.

record iPhone screen on Mac
Record iPhone screen on Mac

Step 4. Click Browse and select a folder for the recorded video. Click the red REC button to record iPhone screen with sound.

Use Professional Software to Fix iOS 14 Screen Recording No Sound Error
If you see blue sound-waves, iPhone sound is working properly

Disclaimer: We do not advocate recoding authorized or copy-protected media content.

Fix 3. Reset All Your Settings

Wrong or conflict settings may reulst in "iphone screen recording no sound" error. By resetting the WiFi & Cellular network settings, VPN settings, Touch ID, notifications, and others, we can go from the start and make sure that nothing goes wrong. To reset the settings:

Step 1. Go to Settings > General > Reset.

Step 2. Select "Reset All Settings" and enter your passcode when asked.

Step 3. Then select "Reset All Settings" and tap it again to confirm.

Fix 4. Recording and Restart

A user on Apple Community reported that he had fixed the no audio on iPhone screen recording error. What he did was:

Step 1. Enable iPhone screen recording.

Step 2. Double press the home button and swipe the muted Music app up to turn off the app completely.

Step 3. Allow the screen recording to continue and reopen the music app. Then play the song you want to record.

Step 4. After the recording finishes, edit and remove the first unnecessary part of the recording.

Fix 5. Update Your System

Many reports of the iPhone screen recording no sound errors happen on iOS 11 devices. We're not sure if it's a bug of the system as Apple has given no official announcement. But many users have solved the problem by updating their devices to a newer system. First of all, try restarting your iPhone and see if the error continues. If you still can't record the audio from iPhone screen, update or restore your iPhone.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to Mac/Computer via a USB cable and open iTunes (make sure it's the latest version).

Step 2. Force restart your iPhone. Hold the button until you see the Apple Logo. Keep holding it until you see the Recovery Mode screen.

Step 3. Then select "Update" in the pop-up box (or select Restore). Wait for the process to complete.

Step 4. Then Force Restart your iPhone.


If you still can't find the way out after restarting, resetting, or updating, try the second solution – use VideoProc Converter as the iPhone screen recorder alternative for recording the iPhone screen with sound. With it, you can record iPhone, Windows, and Mac screen without any audio error. Plus, it allows you to record your facecam and webcam, allowing you to make a tutorial, voice call, and gaming video easily like walking in the park.

About The Author

Hi, I'm Reuben Zaback and I've been an award-winning editor of Digiarty for four years. Writer by day and reader by night, I share programs reviews & tutorials, multimedia solutions, latest tech trends, devices tips, etc. I geek out over Apple products, sports cameras, drones, gadgets and always look to learn something new. My spare time is dominated by sports rehab and part-time study.

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