ALERT – IOS 11 Update, Screen recording tool addition

The Middlesbrough Council Risk and Resilience Team have alerted schools to the screen recording tool addition to the new IOS 11 software updates.

For apple users

The new iOS11 update allows apple users to enable screen recording, much like the screenshot facility but now allowing full video of your IOS devices screen and everything which is displayed on it.


The update provides worrying privacy concerns certainly where apps such as  Snapchat are concerned, unlike the screenshot facility, currently notifications are not sent to the sender to inform their snaps are being recorded with this update.


Be mindful to remind the young people you are working with; that this update will allow any of their conversations in any of the messenger systems, video conferencing, live streaming, texting and including snaps which would usually self-delete can now be captured and stored as a screen recording.