If you have been using the iPhone device you will know that there is a feature that allows you to screen record your phone screen. With this feature, you won’t need any third-party apps on your device.
When you are done screen recording your screen the video will be available on your camera roll. What happened if the video didn’t save and was stopped by an error.
The screen recording feature might take a turn and give you some fault when trying to record your screen.
For most people, after recording for hours they discovered that the video didn’t save on their device and some were stopped due to a failed error.
The failed screen recording gets errors like “screen recording failed to save due to: failed due to asset writer failing to save.” And “screen recording failed to save due to: -5831”.
And “screen recording failed to save due to: -5823.” And “screen recording failed to save due to: The operation couldn’t be completed. (Cocoa error – 1)” And “Screen Recording failed to save due to: Failed to save recording”
These screen recording failed errors are caused by reasons known to your device, and if you’re recording unauthorized content. You need to fix the problem with the built-in screen recorder for you to continue saving recorded videos.
Why Didn’t My Screen Recording Save?
There are different reasons why your screen recording didn’t save on your device, and for the context, you can’t get it back.
When you get a different error while you try saving your recording on your iPhone device you might think of some reasons that may trigger the error but it’s limited and could be anything.
If the screen recording failed due to 5823 it may be because you don’t have enough space or you’re recording copyrighted protected content.
To record you will need to have enough space and make sure you are not recording copyrighted protected content, which restricts you to record the screen.
1. Low Storage Space
If you have a low storage space on your iPhone or iPad device it may be a reason for the screen recording save error.
If you don’t have enough storage space the recording won’t be saved and will result in a failed attempt.
So check your storage space before you start recording, and make sure there is enough to save big video files if you intend to record your screen for hours.
2. Screen Recording Copyrighted Content
If you try to screen record copyrighted protected content on your device, it will fail when you try to save the screen record video.
There’s no way you’re gonna bypass this one and you should consider not recording at all because it will still come out as failed and will give you the screen recording error.
3. There’s A Bug
There may be a bug on your device causing the screen recording app to save the recorded video.
If you’re not regularly updating your iOS version you may encounter a bug on your device, and this may also result in stopping your screen recording from saving.
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What Happen To Screen Recordings When They Don’t Save?
When your screen recording doesn’t save, you won’t be able to see it on your device.
Once it gives you any “screen recording error due to” the video won’t be available on your Photos camera roll.
And you won’t be able to retrieve the video because it didn’t save in the first place.
It’s s not possible to retrieve the file which didn’t save to your device. So make sure that you have enough storage before recording your screen again.
And if you must, record your screen part by part to avoid screen recording failing to save.
How To Fix Screen Recording Failed
When your screen recording failed it is caused by one error or the other.
With this guide, you will be able to fix screen recording errors like “screen recording failed to save due to: failed due to asset writer failing to save.”
And “screen recording failed to save due to: -5831”. And “screen recording failed to save due to: -5823.”
And “screen recording failed to save due to: The operation couldn’t be completed. (Cocoa error – 1)” And “Screen Recording failed to save due to: Failed to save recording”
Fix 1: Don’t Record Copyrighted Protected Content
If you try to screen record and save copyrighted protected content you will be welcome with “Screen recording failed due to: Failed to save recording.
This is to protect the video or property you are trying to record and this would stop your iPhone from saving the screen-recorded video.
If you try to screen record a Netflix video or other streaming service video you will not be able to record the protected content.
And thus the error will be shown on your screen stopping the screen recording from saving.
Fix 2: Check For Screen Recording Restriction
If you are experiencing a failed attempt when you try to save your screen recording you will need to check for screen recording restrictions on your iPhone or iPad Settings.
To check for any privacy restrictions go to your iPhone or iPad Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions. Screen Recording should be set to Allow under Game Center.
Fix 3: Check The Storage Space
Before you screen record anything make sure you have enough storage space.
If you are going to be recording for hours you should save the screen recording in different part.
Videos take a lot of storage space, the higher the quality, the higher the video size.
Fix 4: Disable Low Power Mode
Your screen recording may also fail to save because your iPhone or iPad is on low on battery mode.
This will turn your battery bar yellow. If your device is low consider charging your phone before screen recording any content.
To allow the screen recording app saved to your camera roll on your device you will need to disable the low battery power mode option. Go to Settings > Battery.
Fix 5: Restart Or Force Restart Your iPhone
Restarting your iPhone will refresh your device and clear all the apps running.
If there’s any little bug that doesn’t want the notification to go away, you might get it removed by just restarting your iPhone.
To restart your iPhone or iPad go to Settings > General and scroll down and tap Shut Down.
Force restarting your device could solve your problem since several users have been using it to get bugs and glitches out of their device.
We have written a detailed guide to help you force restart your iPhone.
iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold the Side button (sleep/wake) and the Home button together until you see the Apple logo.
iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold the Side and Volume Down buttons together until you see the Apple logo.
iPhone 8 or later iPhone models: Press and release the Volume Up and then press and release Volume Down button and press and hold the Side (sleep/wake) button until the Apple logo appears.
iPad Pro 11-inch or iPad Pro 12.9-inch: Press and release the Volume Up button and press /release the Volume Down button and then press and hold the Home button until you see the Apple logo.
Fix 6: Update Your iPhone Or iPad
If your device has a bug that’s restricting you from saving screen recording videos you will need to update your iPhone and iPad to the latest version.
This will remove all the bugs and glitches and possibly fix your failed attempt to save screen recording videos.
To Update your iPhone or iPad device to the latest version of iOS & iPadOS. You can to Settings > General > Software Update. Download and Install if there’s a new update.
Fix 7: Reset All Settings
The next option you should be looking at is resetting all iPhone or iPad settings, this doesn’t erase your data on your device, just the settings you have made changes to.
To reset all settings open your iPhone Settings > General > Reset. Tap on Reset All Settings, tap Reset All Settings again and confirm with your iPhone passcode.
Fix 8: Factory Reset Your iPhone
If you have tried everything possible on this fix and nothing seems to be working, you could try resetting your iPhone.
Before that make sure your iPhone or iPad data is backup. We have written a detailed guide on how to backup your iPhone to iCloud and iTunes.
Go to your iPhone Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
You will be prompted to backup your iPhone data, if you haven’t tap on Back Up Then Erase, if not skip and Erase.
Enter your device passcode to confirm the factory reset, then tap Ok.
Fix 9: Contact Apple Support
If you have tried all the fix and the issues are unsolved then you will need to contact Apple support to get this fixed.
Can I still retrieve a screen recording that didn’t save?
No. A screen recording you didn’t save on your device can’t be restored. You cannot recover your recordings so make sure that you have enough storage before recording your screen again.