Here's how to screen-record with an Xbox or PlayStation controller in iOS 15
With Apple's iOS 15, you can use a game controller to start and stop your iPhone screen recording.
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Apple's newest operating system, iOS 15, was released in September and added features like better map directions and the ability to FaceTime with Android users. The new OS also offers a new way for gamers to share gameplay. While screen recording isn't new to the operating system, iOS 15 will let players start and stop screen recording easily with a connected PS5 or Xbox controller.
Apple added the ability to use game controllers to capture media last year, but ReplayKit now lets you turn on automatic background buffering. With a long press on the controller, you can capture the last 15 seconds of gameplay -- so you can easily record and share a great move or epic battle. During WWDC 2021, Nat Brown, who works on game technologies at Apple, said there's also an API that can capture game highlights programmatically.