Zoom calls are excellent ways to stay connected with colleagues, friends, and family. Businesses utilize Zoom calls for teleworking, meetings, conferences, and seminars, whereas schools use Zoom for virtual classes. Often we make important decisions or discuss important topics on Zoom calls, and we may want to refer back to the conversations.
Fortunately, recording Zoom calls on your iPhone is straightforward. Whether you use an iPhone 6S or the latest iPhone 14 Pro Max doesn’t matter. However, the process or method may differ depending on whether you are the host or participant of the meeting.
It’s impossible to record locally using an iOS or Android device directly from Zoom. The video conferencing app has cloud recording features that allow the host to record and save the call on their cloud storage. However, the prerequisite is that you must be a licensed user, host, or co-host of the meeting.
This article takes you through the process step by step with photos on how you can record a Zoom call meeting on your iPhone.
3 Steps to Record Zoom Meetings on iPhone
The following steps require you to have a paid Zoom account. An account on a free or basic plan will not be able to record.
Step 1: Start a Zoom Meeting
Open your Zoom app and make sure you are signed in. If you have closed the app, log in again with your username or email address. If you don’t already have a Zoom account, you’ll be required to sign up for one. You need a paid account to be able to record.
Once logged in, click on the New Meeting button.
Step 2: Record the Meeting
Given that you are the host, you can now record the meeting. Press the More option to open up additional options. The more option is the three-dot icon located at the bottom-right corner of your screen.
This option will open up more options. From the list, select Record to the cloud. This option is crucial as it allows you to record the meeting and save it to Zoom’s cloud.
You’ll see a “Recording” message next to the cloud icon in the top right corner. It indicates that you’re recording the meeting and will stay that way until the recording is complete.
Step 3: Pause or Stop Recording
Once you are done with the meeting or want to pause the recording, tap “Recording,” and two options will pop up. Stop or Pause. If you choose to pause the recording, you can resume it at any point during the meeting.
If you are done with the meeting, click Stop. Proceed to confirm that you indeed want to stop the recording. If you do so, Zoom will automatically start uploading the recording to its cloud. The process can take as long as the meeting duration.
Zoom will then send you an email with two links. One link lets you manage the video and audio recordings, and the other enables you to share the recordings with others. If you delete the meeting without downloading the recordings, Zoom will keep them for up to 28 days before automatically deleting them.
And that’s it! You’ve successfully recorded your Zoom meeting and saved it to the cloud. You can rewatch and share the recordings with your team, colleagues, or boss.
How to Record Zoom Meetings on iPhone as a Participant
Participants in a meeting can also record a Zoom meeting. However, the process is quite different, especially if you don’t have permission from the host. The method we are about to explain doesn’t require approval from the host. You can as well be a non-paying user.
This method uses the screen recording feature on your iPhone. Before we proceed, confirm that you have enough storage on your device and that the screen recording feature is enabled. If you don’t, you can enable it in the Control Center.
Use these steps to enable screen recording:
1. Open the Control Center by clicking on Settings and selecting Control Center.
2. Tap and hold the Screen Recording icon (the circle with a dot).
If Screen Recording isn’t enabled, you’ll see it in the category under “More Controls.” Tap on the + sign to include to add. You don’t need to take action if the feature is already included in the controls, like in the image above.
Swipe upwards beginning from the bottom of your screen to open up the Control Center. There, you should see the Screen Recording icon.
Here is a step-by-step video that explains more about how to record a Zoom meeting on iPhone along with some steps for Android devices:
How to Screen Record Zoom Meetings on iPhone
1. Launch the Zoom app
Of course, the first step is to join the meeting. Once you are in, you can start a meeting or join one. This method doesn’t restrict you from recording the meetings you join.
The “New Meeting” option will lead you to a new screen where you can start hosting the meeting. However, don’t tap the icon just yet.
The “Join option lets you join a meeting already in progress. It will prompt you to enter the meeting ID. Similarly, don’t join the meeting yet.
2. Open the Control Center and click the Screen Recording icon to start recording.
With all the other steps pending, swipe up the Control Center from the bottom of your screen. There, you should see the Screen Recording icon.
A brief countdown will show up on the top right corner of your screen. Within this period, swipe downwards to close the control center. It should take you back to the previous Zoom meeting screen.
At this point, you can now join or start recording the meeting. The iOS will continue to record the Zoom meeting in the background and save it to your phone storage the moment you finish the call. If any of your friends or colleagues are talking to you, the recording will also capture that.
3. Stop Recording
Once the meeting is over, go back to the Control Center, and click on the Screen Recording icon. When recording, the icon usually turns red.
Tapping the icon automatically stops the recording. You can now access the recording from the Camera Roll. The downside of screen recording is that the recording captures all the activities and conversations on your screen. So you may want to mute yourself or any other audio source before recording.
Recording a Zoom meeting on iPhone is a great way to save and share meaningful conversations with your colleagues. The most convenient way is using Zoom’s built-in cloud recording feature because it saves everything. You also have access to the recordings for 28 days.
You can also use the iOS Screen Recorder to capture a meeting on your iPhone if you lack a paid Zoom version or the host hasn’t permitted you to record. While recording, don’t forget to double-check the audio and video settings to make sure you get a clear representation of what was discussed in the meeting.
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