On your iPhone and iPad, there’s a feature called Screen Recording and it allows you to record your screen without any third-party apps. Since this is an inbuilt widget, it allows you to record your screen quickly by clicking the record button in the Control Center.
Once the screen recording is done, you can go to your Camera Roll to see how the video turned out. Usually, the screen recording app works fine, but sometimes, it can fail and the screen you recorded either comes out with no sound or it doesn’t save to your camera roll at all.
When the screen recording fails, you usually get an error saying, “Screen Recording failed to save due to: The operation couldn’t be completed (Cocoa error -1).” Another error says, “Screen Recording failed to save due to: Failed to save recording.” Or “screen recording failed to save due to 5823”. You’ll need to troubleshoot your device to fix the problem with the screen recording app.
Why Is My Screen Recording Failing to Save
The main reason why the screen recording app failed to save the screen recording is that you’re trying to screen record content that’s copyrighted or protected. This can be in the form of a movie. If you’re trying to record content that’s been protected, the screen recording app won’t save your screen recording.
Another reason why the screen recording will fail to save is because of a bug within your device. A bug is a failure in the OS that causes unexpected results, and this can result in apps like Screen Recording failing.
If you haven’t got much storage on your iPhone then this is also another reason why your screen recordings are going to fail. If you didn’t have much storage and you went to make a screen recording, your iPhone will check if you have enough storage before the screen recording can successfully be saved. If there isn’t much storage, then the screen recording will fail.
1. Stop Recording Protected Content
If you’re trying to screen record copyrighted content, the screen recording app won’t save it because of the programme that’s in the app you’re recording it from. If you’re on Netflix or any other similar app that has copyrighted films, the screen recording won’t save, or you’ll be shown an error.
2. Turn off Low Power Mode
Low power mode allows you to save battery power when your battery is critically low. In order to save battery, Low Power Mode limits your capabilities on other parts of your device, and this can affect screen recording. If you turn off Low Power Mode, this might fix the problem with the app.
Go to Settings > Battery > toggle Off Low Power Mode. Once Low Power Mode is turned off, you can turn on the screen recording app and it should save the recording in your camera roll.
3. Force Restart your iOS Device
If there’s a software problem on your device, it can cause the screen recording app to fail when it tried to save the recording to your camera roll. The quickest way to troubleshoot this problem is to force restart your device. When you force restart your device, the software is troubleshot for any errors.
If you have an iPhone 7 or above:
1. Hold the sleep/wake key and the volume down key.
2. Wait for the Apple logo to appear
If you have an iPhone X or 8:
1. Quickly press the release the volume up button.
2. Quickly press the release the volume down button.
3. Press and hold the Power button until you see the Apple logo.
To force restart your iPad:
1. Hold down the Home button and the power button.
2. Keep both buttons held until the Apple logo appears.
3. Let go of the buttons.
Once your device has restarted, you try and screen record your screen and check if the video saves to your camera roll without any errors showing up.
3. Make Storage Space
Having too much storage means that the screen recording you made doesn’t have anywhere to stay. If all of the storage is taken by other things, the screen recording will fail simply because your storage is too full. The best way to remove a lot of storage at once and to make way for screen recordings is to delete some apps. But if you feel like you need all the apps on your device, you can offload some apps.
To Offload an App:
1. Go to the Settings app.
2. Tap on General.
3. Click on iPhone Storage.
4. Scroll down and tap on Offload App.
5. Tap on the app you want to offload and offload it.
Increasing your storage space can stop your iPhone will free up some storage space which means that your screen recordings are able to be saved.