iOS 16.5 Beta Adds Siri Triggered Screen Recording

Apple recently released the iOS 16.5 beta to developers with the public beta likely available soon. Those who have already installed it have reported that they can now ask Siri to record their screen for the first time.

The new beta doesn’t add many new features, but one that people have already spotted is that they can simply say “Hey Siri, start screen recording” and the screen recording will begin.

However, there is no Shortcuts action for recording the screen which means you can’t quite use it in that way just yet.

It’s possible that Apple could add support for Shortcuts before iOS 16.5 is made available to the public, of course. It’s likely that there are going to be a few more betas before that happens, and things could well change.

Ending a screen recording is as simple as telling Siri to do it, or you can of course use the Control Center button if you prefer.

Recording your iPhone’s screen might not seem like something you’ll do very often, but it can come in handy for all kinds of things including showing people how to do things on their devices if you’re playing the role of remote tech support for your family.

The iOS 16.5 update is likely to be the last before Apple starts to release iOS 17 betas in June.

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