Topic in Brief:
Record iOS Screen without Jailbreak

Being able to record your iPhone screen without jailbreaking your device can be very useful, unfortunately due to the fact that most available methods require jailbreaking your iPhone it pushes people away from using them. On that note, let’s take a look at some reasons for recording your device’s screen, such as:

- Recording gameplay

- Recording a tutorial to upload to the internet

- Recording video calls on mobile

Regardless of your reasons, screen recording is both useful and fun, which is a shame considering it is not a built in feature to Apple devices. Screen recording is not a new concept, especially to computer users, but being able to record your iPhone screen is fairly new (although there have been a lot of requests for Apple to implement this feature). With that in mind, in this article we are going to take a look at some of the methods which are available for recording your iPhone screen without having to go through the process of jailbreaking your device.


iPhone Screen Recorder (Software)

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3-5 Minutes

Learning Curve




The “iPhone Screen Recorder” program is one of the best programs designed specifically for recording the display of Apple devices. Furthermore, it is without a doubt one of the more user-friendly programs that are out there, making it the best choice especially for users who aren’t as tech savvy as others. To use this program, simply follow the guide below.

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Step #1 – Start this process of by downloading the iPhone Screen Recorder program and installing it accordingly. Once you have it installed, go ahead and launch it.

Step #2 – Upon launching the program, head over to the settings menu and alter each of the available settings to your own preferences.

Step #3 – On your iPhone, or Apple device, swipe upwards from the bottom of your screen to be shown the “Control Panel”.

Step #4 – Tap on the “AirPlay” option, which will then display a list of available connections that your device can make. Select the connection which is named the same as your computer, followed by the “Mirroring” option.

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Step #5 – From then on, everything action that you perform on your device will be shown on your computer screen.

Step #6 – To begin recording, on the iPhone Screen Recorder program all you have to do is click on the recording button. Once you have done everything that you want to be recorded on your iPhone, click on the “Stop” recording square.

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Step #7 – This will save your recording in a predefined folder and you will be able to do with it as you please.

If you need to record the screen of your Mac computer, please try the Screen Grabber Mac from this page. It's a handy tool for users to record screen along with sound, annotation, webcam, mouse clicking effects and more. You can publish the screencast to 9 video formats without hassle.


Air Shou

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4-7 Minutes

Learning Curve




Air Shou is a screen recording application, not a program, which allows you to record your iPhone screen directly from the iPhone that you are using. The only catch to using this method is that you aren’t able to download the application itself through the Apple app store and you must therefore get it through the Emu4ios store.

Step #1 – In order to get Air Shou, download the Emu4ios Store from here.

Step #2 – Once the Emu4ios Store is installed, search for the Air Shou application and download it.

Note: Air Shou is a free application and you will not be required to pay for it.

Step #3 – Once installed, launch the Air Shou application and sign up. If you don’t wish to sign up with your email, you are able to sign in and connect your Facebook account for instant registration.

Step #4 – After signing in, simply define the settings to your own preference and tap on the “Start Recording” option.

Step #5 – You will be taken to your home screen and will be able to record the display as you please. Once you’re done, simply head back over to the Air Shou application and tap on the “Stop Recording” button.

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As you can see, there isn’t a lot to this method and it is incredibly simple to follow. If you are unsure of how to alter the settings, simply click on the small “i” icon and you will be taken to your settings, where you can alter them as you please.

It’s worth noting that in order for you to record a decent recording, Assistive Touch may be required. To enable this, simply enter your Settings, and follow the path "General" - "Accessibility" - "Assistive Touch", and enable Assistive Touch. Another thing to note is that while this app is great, a red banner will be shown during your recordings.


QuickTime Player (Mac Only)

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2-3 Minutes

Learning Curve

Very Easy



Using QuickTime Player is without a doubt the optimal option for Mac users. The only negative side to this method is that while the method itself is close to flawless, it is not available on Windows computers.
To get started with using QuickTime Player to record your iPhone screen, all you need to do is ensure that you have a Mac computer at the ready, and a USB cable.

Step #1 – Start by making sure that QuickTime Player is already installed. If it is not, go ahead and download and install it accordingly. After you have it installed, go ahead and launch it.

Step #2 – After QuickTime Player has launched, connect your iPhone or Apple device to your Mac and you’re ready to go.

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Step #3 – At the top of QuickTime Player, click on the “File” tab followed by “New Screen Recording”.

Step #4 – Upon selecting the “New Screen Recording” option, your webcam will be shown. To change this display, click on the small arrow next to the recording button and select the connected iPhone device.

Step #5 – Additionally, if you’d like to record audio from your iPhone’s microphone simultaneously to your device’s display, select a microphone from the same menu.

Step #6 – Once you’re ready to record, simply click on the record button to begin, and again to stop the recording.

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Step #7 – After you have clicked on the stop recording button, the folder where all of your recordings are stored will appear.

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