How to Record iPhone/iPad Screen on Mac Easily

With QuickTime Player, you can easily record your iPhone/iPad screen on your Mac. Navigate through this quick guide to find out how it works.

Thanks to a built-in screen recorder, recording iPhone screen has become super easy on iOS 11. But what if your device doesn’t support the latest iOS version? No problem. You can use QuickTime Player to record your iPhone/iPad screen on Mac.

Before going ahead with the process, you need to make sure your devices are compatible. For instance, your iPhone must be running iOS 8 or later, and Mac must have OS X Yosemite or later. So, ready to capture your iOS device screen? Let me show you how it works!

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How to Record iPhone and iPad Screen on Mac

How to Record iPhone/iPad Screen on Mac Easily

#1. Launch QuickTime on your Mac (you can do this by opening the Spotlight and then searching for QuickTime)

#2. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your Mac.

#3. Click on File from the QuickTime menu bar (top-left.)

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#4. Next, click on New Movie Recording.

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#5. You should see record-screen controls now with a red record button.

#6. Then click on the arrow button next to recording button and go to drop down list and click on “Maximum.

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#7. Click on the down-arrow next to the red record button. This opens up some options.

#8. Select your iPhone/iPad from the drop-down list.

Select your iPhone and iPad to Record Screen

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#9. Selecting the option your device which you select will appear on the Mac screen.

#10. Click on the record button.

#11. Do anything on the iPhone/iPad, and it will the on your Mac.

Record iPhone and iPad Screen on Mac Yosemite

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#12. Once you are done recording, click on the stop icon (an encircled square) on the top-right of the screen (in the task bar.)

#13. Save the file and you are done.

Following these simple steps, you can record your iOS Device screenshot you wish to do!!!

Note: Step #8 is important. If you don’t select your iPhone/iPad from the drop-down, QuickTime will record your Mac’s screen instead of your iDevice’s screen. Make sure you select your device from the drop-down.

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Get Started!

Whenever I come across a cool trick or find something really fun-loving, I like to record it on my iPhone and then share the clip with my friends via social sites. What about you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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