iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite brings a really useful feature that allows you to record the screen of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It is a native feature that does not require you to have any third party app or a jailbroken device. Apple has added the support of this feature to QuickTime for OS X Yosemite. You can record the screen of your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in a simple way. This feature is designed especially for the developers as a video demo of their apps can be more powerful than the static screenshots.
It is also very handy if you want to show someone how to achieve a task or if you want to show gameplay of a game.
Here’s what you need to record screen of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 8:
- A Mac running OS X Yosemite or later.
- An iOS device running iOS 8 or later.
- Lightning Cable (the cable that comes with iOS devices)
Follow the simple steps below to record the screen of your iOS device.
- Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your Mac via a Lightning Cable.
- Open the QuickTime app.
- Go to File and select ‘New Movie Recording’.
- A recording window will appear. You will a see little arrow for drop down menu in front of the record button. Click that arrow and select your iPhone.
- Select the Mic of your iPhone if you want to record music, app/game sounds.
- Click the Record button. Now perform the tasks on your iOS device that you want to record.
- Once done tap the stop button and save the video.
Mac users are not limited to QuickTime as the only method for screen recording, as users can also use third-party apps like VideoProc to record screen and audio on Mac and iPhone.
So that is how you can record the screen of your iOS device running iOS 8 through a Mac. Let us know of your thoughts about this feature in comments below.