How to Record iPhone and iPad Screen

Recording iPhone or iPad screen had never been so smooth sailing before—only if you have the latest version of iOS. But don't worry; even if your device is not updated to the newest iOS version, you will still be able to get the job done!

I like recording the screen of my iPhone or iPad for various purposes. For instance, if I ever come across a smart hack, I choose the built-in screen recorder to capture the steps and share it with friends. It also comes handy when my grandfather asks me to show him a quick fix of a problem that’s killing his user-experience.

If your device is running the latest version of iOS, you will find it quite simple to get the task. Just in case your mobile device is running the older version of iOS, but if you have Mac, you won’t have any problem in getting the job done. But what if you neither the newest iOS version nor Mac, how would you perform the task? Turns out, there is still a way to overcome the barrier!

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How to Screen Record with Sound on iPhone and iPad

Add Screen Recorder to Control Center

First off, you have to add screen recorder to Control Center.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your device → Tap on Control Center.

Go to iPhone Settings and Tap on Control Center in iOS 11

Step #2. Tap on Customize Controls → Locate Screen Recording and tap on the “+” button right next to it.

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Tap on Customize Controls and then Tap on Plus Icon in iOS 11

Start Recording

Once you have added the screen recorder to CC, simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up Control Center (on your iPhone X you need to swipe down from the top-right corner.)

Then, touch and hold the screen-recording button → select microphone to record the audio. And hit the button to get started.

Record iPhone and iPad Screen from Control Center

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Note: You can also select the location where you want to save the video. By default, Camera Roll is selected. But you can choose to directly publish it on Facebook. To find out more, head over to this complete guide.

How to Record iPhone and iPad Screen Using Mac

Step #1. Launch QuickTime on your Mac and then connect your iOS device to the computer using the USB cable.

Launch QuickTime on Mac

Step #2. Now, click on File from the QuickTime menu bar (top-left.) and select New Movie Recording.

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Click on File and select New Movie Recording in Mac QuickTime

Step #3. Check out the record-screen controls with a red record button. Click on the arrow button next to recording button and select “Maximum.”

Click on arrow button and Select Maximum in Mac QuickTime

Step #4. Next, you need to click on the downward arrow next to the red record button.

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Then, choose your iPhone or iPad from the drop-down list.

Choose iPhone or iPad in Mac QuickTime

Now, your iOS device will appear on the Mac screen.

Step #5. Next up, click on the record button to kick-start the process.  Now, go ahead with your creativity.

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Click on the record button to Start Record iPhone or iPad Screen Using Mac

Step #6. After you have recorded the screen, click on stop icon (an encircled square) at the top-right of the screen.

Click on stop icon in Mac QuickTime

Step #7. Finally, save the file at the desired location.

Click on Save the Recorded file on Mac

How to Record iPhone and iPad Screen Using Shou

So, what your iPhone is not running iOS 11? You can still record the screen of your iOS device. To do so, jump over to this quick guide.

That’s pretty much it!

Wrapping Up:

So, that’s how you can record the screen of your device to share something really cool or help your little bro fix a problem. Have any feedback? Shoot it in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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