How to show touches (tap signs) while recording iPhone’s Screen

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You may already know how to record an iPhone screen, but there is something that still bothers many users. If you are trying to give a demo or record a tutorial, the tapping thing may confuse others unless you mention it in black and white. The video doesn’t show or highlight the area where you tap on the screen. There is a perfect solution, and we will tell you how to use it.

How to Show Touch/Tap Sign While Recording the Screen of you iOS Devices

  • Go to your iPhone’s Settings app
  • Hit Accessibility option


  • Now tap the Touch option


  • Tap Assistive Touch 

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  • Enable Assistive Touch, and hit Create New Gesture

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  • Now you will get a black screen where you need to tap just once, and then tap the Save option to save the settings

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  • Name the new gesture you just made and hit the Save button

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  • It will be saved under Assistive Touch Section and can see once you save it

Now you have created a new gesture, and let’s learn how to make use of it.

  • While recording your iPhone screen, tap on any application to launch
  • Then hit the Assistive Touch button (you will see a round circle transparent icon on the screen, tap on it)
  • Now tap the Custom button, and select the custom gesture you just created

Note: Every time you open a new app, you need to select the custom created gesture manually. If you have enabled it on home, and launch an application, you will have to select again, and the same is applicable when you open another app.

Record iPhone Screen now, and show touches whenever you want

How to delete the Custom Gesture I created?

  1. Go to your iPhone’s Settings –> Accessibility –> Touch –> AssistiveTouch
  2. Tap Edit, and Delete the custom created gesture by tapping Minus sign (-), and then hit Delete, and tap Done

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Watch this Quick Demo Video if you are still facing any issue

Related; The Best iPhone Screen Recorder that can Record Android Screen as well