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3 easy ways to record your screen on iPhone or iPad

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If you ever need to record the screen on your device, there’s more than one way to do it. And the method you use depends on what you want the recording for and what you plan to do with it.

Maybe you want to record your iPhone screen to show a family member how to do something. Maybe you want to record your iPad screen for a how-to video on YouTube. Or maybe you want to record one or the other for a tutorial on your blog.

Whatever the reason, we’ll show you three easy ways to record your iPhone or iPad screen.

How to share Voice Memos on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Voice Memos Share Menu on Mac

The Voice Memos app is an ideal tool for capturing notes by speaking instead of typing or writing. And like any note-taking tool, you may want to share what you record. Whether with another person or a different app, we’ll show you how to share recordings in Voice Memos on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

The best free apps for creating podcasts on Mac

Podcast creator apps for Mac - Spreaker Studio

If you want to get into podcasting, then you need to start with a recording tool. And if you’re a true beginner, then you may not know exactly which features you want in that tool yet. Before you spend money on an app that you end up wishing you hadn’t later, why not look at some free podcasting apps for Mac?

With a free app, you can check out features, see which ones you like and which you don’t, and then continue with it or upgrade to find more robust. To help you start your own show, here are some terrific free Mac apps for creating podcasts.

How to send an audio message with Siri

Send Audio Messages with Siri on iPad

With iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple has given Siri a bit of an update. You’ll notice a more compact Siri that doesn’t take up your whole screen, a feature to always show Siri captions, and the ability to enable transcriptions for Siri requests. Another cool thing Siri can now do you for is send audio messages.

If you’ve tried to ask Siri to send an audio message for you in the past, you would have received a response like, "Sorry, I can’t send audio for you." But you won’t have to see or hear that response from Siri again. Here’s how to send audio messages with Siri on iPhone and iPad.

How to view which app is using your camera or microphone on iPhone and iPad

Camera Recently Used in iPad Control Center

The iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates brought some enhancements to privacy and security. Things like Photos library limits and password monitoring are nice improvements. A couple more changes in this category will help you when using your camera or microphone.

If you’re currently using your camera or microphone for an app, you’ll see an indicator at the top of your screen. In addition, you can see which app is using that tool currently along with which app used it last. These are helpful additions to the security features on your device, so we want to show you how to use them.

How to record calls with Skype on iPhone

Skype Start Recording iPhone

If you use Skype calls for things like interviews or meetings, you might not realize that you can record those calls instead of trying to capture everything by taking notes.

You can record audio and video Skype-to-Skype calls with a simple tap. Those recordings will then be available for you to save or share. If this is new to you, we’ll show you how to record your Skype calls in iPhone.

How to name Voice Memos with your location on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Voice Memos With Locations Mac

If you use the Voice Memos app when you travel, conduct interviews, or when you’re in different spots, you might appreciate the location-based naming feature.

Instead of your recordings using the default names assigned or having to rename them later, you can have them named with your current location. This is handy for those situations above and if you still want to rename them later, you can.

Here’s how to automatically use location-based names for your Voice Memos .

How to record narration in your Keynote presentation

Record Narration in Keynote on Mac

If you’re making a presentation that you want to add narration to, Keynote on Mac gives you tools to do it. You may have a slideshow that’s a tutorial or one that you just want to spend time explaining as you play it.

In this how-to, we’ll show you how to record narration in your Keynote presentation.

How to record audio in Pages, Numbers and Keynote on iOS and Mac

Record Audio Keynote Mac

When you create a document, spreadsheet, or presentation, the addition of audio can be the perfect way to get your point across. And in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote recording and inserting audio is easy to do.

If you’re just trying this for the first time, we’re here to help. This tutorial shows you how to record audio in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, on both iOS and Mac.

How to record video or take a photo right in iMovie

Recording Video FT Camera Mac

You don’t always have the right video clips or images for the movies you create in iMovie. Luckily, you can record video or snap photos right from the app. This lets you go get the shots you want for your video and access them immediately within your iMovie project.

This tutorial shows you how to record video or take photos right in iMovie.