How to record iPhone and iPad screen on Mac in 2021?

Fri. 05 Feb. 2021 4013 3 min

Recording your iPhone screen can be super helpful, whether you want to save a clip of the game you’re playing, record part of a live stream on Instagram, or create a how-to video for your friends.

While there are many reasons you would want to record the screen of your iOS device, there are some common reasons amongst many users. One of these reasons is that you want to teach people how they can do something on their iPhone or iPad. You can create an app tutorial by recording your iOS device's screen.

The other common reason is that you want to show your gaming skills to your friends. You can fire-up your game and start recording it with an iOS screen recorder. No matter the reason, if you want to do this task, you are going to need an iOS screen recorder app. Here we recommend two good ways to record your iPhone or iPad device in 2021.

Record iPhone/iPad with built-in screen recorder

Record iPhone/iPad with the best iOS screen recorder on Mac

Record iPhone/iPad with built-in screen recorder

In iOS 11 or later, and iPadOS, you can create a screen recording on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. How to screen record on iphone and ipad? Please refer to this step-by-step guide.

Screen recording is built into iPhones, but in order to use it, you first need to check to see if the screen record button is in your Control Center. To open the Control Center, swipe down from the top-right corner if you’re using an iPhone X or later, or swipe up if you have an iPhone 8 or earlier. Check to see if you have the screen record button, which looks like a dot with a circle around it. If you don’t, here’s how you can add it:

Open up Settings -> Tap “Control Center” -> Tap “Customize Controls”

This is where you add and remove items from your Control Center menu. Scroll down and press the green button with a + next to “Screen Recording.” That will move it from the “More Controls” section at the bottom to the “Include” section at the top.

Tap this recording icon and record your screen after a 3-second countdown. Once you want to stop recording, click the red area on the top-left corner of the screen and a pop-up will appear. Choose “Stop” to end your recording.


Record iPhone/iPad with the best iOS screen recorder on Mac

Although QuickTime Player is an built-in app on Mac, sometimes, it cannot recognize your iPhone or iPad. And QuickTime Player always need a USB cable. There is another reliable and convenient way to mirror your iPhone/iPad screen to a mac. Filmage Screen enables you to mirror iOS screen to mac wirelessly.

1.Install and launch Filmage Screen on your mac. 

2.Open the Control Center by either swiping up (iPhone 8 or earlier) or swiping down from the upper-right corner (iPhone X or later)

3.Tap “Screen Mirroring” (on an iPad, you’ll tap “AirPlay”)

4.Choose Filmage Screen on the screen mirroring list. If you can’t see Filmage Screen, you can restart Filmage Screen and try again -> Launch Filmage Screen and click on iOS Devices.


5.You can directly record all operations on your iPhone/iPad or record any video on your iOS device by clicking the red button.

One of the iPhone's greatest assets is its connectivity. This can be useful if you want to put a photo album or display an app on your computer, and works really well with video content accessed via your iPhone's apps. During this COVID-19 pandemic period, we have much time to stay at home. How to relax ourselves can be a great question. Watching a movie with all your family can be a lovely family time. Use Filmage Screen to mirror your world onto a bigger screen and gain deeper happiness.

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