How to Record iPhone or iPad Screen Using Mac?
Screen recording is required for many personal and professional reasons especially with high-end mobile devices like iPhone or iPad people tend to use them for more productive purposes. For example, you can screen record your official app tutorial and share it with other friends and colleagues instantly though YouTube. Unfortunately Apple does not allow any apps from App store to record the screen activities of the device due to security reason. There is no simple and direct way to record your iPhone or iPad or iPod touch screen though you need it for legitimate purposes. But Apple provides a kind of workaround to record your iOS device screen using a Mac with QuickTime Player. In this article we explain how to record iPhone or iPad screen using Mac. (We use iPhone as an example; the same process will work for iPad and iPod touch also).
Step1 – Connecting iPhone to Mac
Connect your iPhone and Mac with the lightning power cable.
Step2- Launching QuickTime Player
In your Mac press “Command + Spacebar” buttons to launch “Spotlight” search box. Search for “quicktime” and launch “QuickTime Player” app.
Step 3 – Opening Video Recording
In QuickTime Player, click on “New Movie Recording” option available under “File” menu or press “Option + Command + N” to open movie recording. Click on the small down arrow nearer to the record button and choose your iPhone name for the camera option.
If you want to record audio as well choose either your iPhone or the Mac’s built-in microphone under “Microphone” option. Check the quality of the video by choosing “High” and “Maximum” options and choose the best suited one for you.
Step 4 – Recording Your iPhone Screen
Now the iPhone screen can be seen in your Mac and all the activities you do on the iPhone will be duplicated in QuickTime Player’s recording screen like an extended monitor.
Click on the start recording button to start the screen recording along with your voice if required. Once done just click on stop recording button.
Step 5 – Saving and Sharing Video
Check your video and edit with QuickTime Player if required. For example, you can trim of the long frames at the start and end of the video. Now that your screen recording is ready you can either save to local Mac or directly share to YouTube, Facebook or any other social media configures in preferences by clicking on the upload icon.