Here’s how to record screen video on Apple’s iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2

Here’s how to record screen video on Apple’s iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2
Whether you’re a blogger who wants to show something awesome on their iPhone or iPad to the world, a gamer who wants to record gameplay videos on their iDevice, or simply want to share something else with the YouTubes, you’d need to record your iPhone screen on video. Is this even possible for mortals? And how do you do it?

A look over to the other side of the fence where is green world of Android, we have seen how Google has recently enabled screen video recording and there are now many apps that allow you to easily capture footage from your display. Unfortunately, in the otherwise rich Apple ecosystem such apps are missing. Luckily, there is a solution.

The easiest way to record your iPhone or iPad screen on video is a paid program called Reflector. Conveniently, it works wirelessly via AirPlay, and good news is that it outputs perfectly smooth 30fps videos in both apps and games.

Reflector basically mirrors your iPhone and/or iPad display to a Mac, Windows and even Android. A right click on the mirrored windows brings up the option to start recording the on-screen actions - when you’re done recording just hit the stop button, and that’s all it takes. Reflector comes with a 7-day trial that you can use to see what the app is all about, while for further use you’d need to pay $12.99 for a single license.

Is the price worth it? If you’re serious about recording your screen video - yes. There is simply no other user-friendly alternative out there. We've included a step-by-step tutorial for Winows PCs in the slideshow right below, follow the steps below to record your screen video on any iPhone and iPad model including the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, etc.

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8 Comments

1. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I bought Reflector and I have to say its worth every single penny :)

2. adecvat

Posts: 638; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

So many apps in taskbar

3. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

"Perfectly smooth 30fps" 60fps is very very smooth but not "perfectly" smooth, but 30fps!?

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That sucks, just do it natively.

5. wastemytime

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 03, 2014

Dell dimension doesn't have a preference this one thing that apple maybe be losing you cmt record the iPad/iPod but Samsung/android in them you probably can

6. jeffcard

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

I used an app call acethinker iphone recorder to record my iPhone 6 screen on my Dell dimension, it works fairly well all the time. You might check it out.

7. owentaylor

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 09, 2017

Nice App, I test it on my iPad mini 2, worked well without any problem. But it crashed occasionally on my iPhone 6s, Any thoughts on what else I could check to fix this? iOS and OS are both fully updated. I used to record my iPhone with acethinker iPhone screen recorder, never had that problem.

8. owentaylor

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 09, 2017

Reflector gets pulled from the App Store because iOS screen recording is banned. Currently, I'm using a desktop app call acethinker iphone screen recorder that mirrors my iPhone screen to the computer and use its screen recording function to make videos. It's not that direct, but it works.

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