Screen Recording

3 easy ways to record your screen on iPhone or iPad

iPhone TechSmith Capture Start Broadcast

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.

This tweak adds a screen recording length indicator to the Status Bar

Whenever you initiate a screen recording on a notched iPhone, a red pill-shaped indicator appears over the Status Bar’s time display. This is useful for reminding you that your display is recording so you remember to stop it at some point, but iOS developer h4ckua11 had another idea for improving the screen recording indicator that would go on to become a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed ScreenRecording Time.

As shown in the screenshot example above, ScreenRecording Time merely replaces the current time display in the red pill-shaped screen recording indicator with a timer denoting the length of time that the screen recording has been in effect. In other words, it reminds you of how long your screen recording is before you end it.

This tweak auto-enables Do Not Disturb when recording your iPhone’s screen

It’s a wonderful thing that Apple finally came to and brought native screen recording capabilities to the iOS platform. In fact, I still remember the not-too-distant past when you would’ve needed a jailbreak tweak or a disgraced App Store app to make this happen.

But as great as iOS’ native screen recording function is, there’s one significant caveat that bugs me, and a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed DNDMyRecording by iOS developer gilshahar7 addresses it.

RecordAnywhere allows screen recordings even when your iPhone is locked

Screen Recording on iPhone

iOS 11 introduced a new Control Center toggle that could be used to video record your iPhone or iPad’s display on demand. The feature is incredibly useful, but it suffers from one substantial flaw: it doesn’t work when your handset is locked.

Enter RecordAnywhere, a newly-released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Muirey03 that solves this problem at the source.

How to make an iPhone screen recording with and without sound

Screen Recording on iPhone

Do you need to record your iPhone screen? Maybe it’s a step-by-step how-to for work or a way to show your mom how to do something on her device. No matter why you need or want to record your iPhone screen, it’s extremely easy to do.

This short tutorial shows you how to make an iPhone screen recording with and without sound.

How to take screenshots and capture screen recordings in macOS Mojave

Thanks to a brand-new floating interface in macOS Mojave, you can now take Mac screenshots with less effort than ever before. All-new onscreen controls give you quick access to every option, including a video recording capability, without having to memorize complex keyboard shortcuts. And with Mojave's streamlined workflow, you can share your screenshots easily without ever cluttering the desktop.

SilentRecorder hides the red Status Bar indicator during active screen recordings

Whenever you begin a screen recording on your iPhone or iPad with the handy Control Center shortcut in iOS 11, your device displays a red indicator in the Status Bar to remind you that a screen recording is in progress.

For those who’d rather not see a red indicator in their recordings at all, a new free jailbreak tweak called SilentRecorder by iOS developer Kiran Patil is now available in Cydia that can help.