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Here’s some methods to record your iPhone or iPad screen without having to jailbreak.

Over the years, iOS has received many improvements to turn into a stable, feature-rich, and secure operating system. With iOS 10, Apple rolled out many new features such as iMessage stickers and effects, Lock screen widgets, improvised Siri, Memories, and much more.


While iOS provides most of the essential features that a normal user would require, one of the features that most of us have been eagerly waiting for is a native screen recorder. Apple added a feature to macOS for recording your iPhone’s screen using QuickTime Player on Mac, but we’re yet to see a native screen recorder for iOS.

Luckily, there are various different softwares out there that allow you to record your iPhone’s screen right from your computer or via your device. In this article, we will illustrate the 3 different ways of recording your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch screen without jailbreaking.

3 Ways to record your iPhone or iPad screen

1. dr.fone iOS Screen Recorder

dr.fone toolkit is an amazing software that provides a suite of tools for recovering the data on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Using this software, you can scan your iOS device to detect all the deleted and lost files, and selectively recover the ones that you want.

The best part is that dr.fone was updated recently to include an iOS screen recorder. It allows you to record your iPhone, iPad, or iPod’s screen right from your Windows computer. This is a good tool for those who own a Windows computer and wish to record their iOS device’s screen.

You can test the software for free, and if you wish to continue, you can purchase a 1-year license for $19.95.

2. AirShou

AirShou is one of the most popular iOS screen recorders out there. It is an iOS app that allows you to record your iPhone or iPad screen right from your device without using a computer. The good part is that it doesn’t even require a jailbreak as you can sideload the app using Cydia Impactor.

If you wish to install AirShou on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, read this article:


3. QuickTime Player

With the introduction of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple added the ability to record your iPhone or iPad’s screen right from your Mac. All you need is an iOS device running iOS 8 or above, and a Mac with OS X Yosemite or later installed.

Here’s the steps for using QuickTime Player to record your iOS device’s screen:

  • Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac via a lightning cable.
  • Open QuickTime player.
  • Click on File and then select ‘New Movie Recording’.
  • A window appears for recording. Click on the little arrow next to the record button to open a drop-down menu. Select your iPhone or iPad from the Camera section in the menu. If you wish to record the audio as well, then select your device from the Mic section as well.
  • Now click the red record button to start the screen recorder.
  • Once done, click on the stop button and save the recorded video.

These are the top 3 ways of recording your iPhone, iPad or iPod screen. You have the option to either record the screen directly from your device, or by using a Windows or macOS computer.

What’s your favorite screen recorder for iOS? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Mary Soto

    The Quicktime recording itself is near real-time, but there is some noticeable lag between performing an action on my iPhone and seeing the action occur in the QuickTime window. Any thoughts on what else I could check to fix this? I used to record my iPhone screen with Acethinker iPhone screen recorder, never had that problem.