How to Use AceThinker iPhone Screen Recorder

This guide is made for iPhone/iPad users to utilize this handy software smoothly and to quickly record their mobile screen without hassles.
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Section 1 Connect iOS Device to Computer

iPhone Screen Recorder is a nice and handy application for you to record any activity on your mobile efficiently. With a few clicks, you’re able to connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer and then perform screen recording conveniently. This guide uses Windows version as example for demonstrating the process, but Mac users can also refer to it, because the interface and settings of both versions are the same:

1.1 Install and activate

First, download and set up the software on your computer. Once done, you will see a shortcut on your desktop, letting you double-click to run it. You can activate the program and get to the main interface.

iphone screen recorder interface

Note: For Windows users, in the first time activation, you may see a prompt of “Windows Security Alert.” Just tick the two boxes on the pop-up and enable this app to communicate on public/private networks.

1.2 Connect your device

When you have started the program successfully, you will see the starter interface as illustrated. You could also see simple guideline on it. Now, it’s time to connect your device. Ensure your iPhone/iPad device is connected to the same network your computer is using. And then, swipe up from the bottom of screen, access “Control Center”, and tap “AirPlay.”

connect via airplay

Note: for Windows users, if you have not seen the prompt as mentioned in 1.1 and are not capable of connecting your device, please configure settings. In details, open “Control Panel” on your computer, and then navigate to “System and Security”, “Windows Firewall”, “Allow apps to communicate through Windows Firewall.” You can see AceThinker iPhone Screen Recorder under “Allowed apps and features.” You just need to tick the boxes associated with this app to continue. The connection will work properly after that.

1.3 Enable mirroring

After tapping “AirPlay”, you will see a pop-up list which includes the name “Apowersoft” along with you device name in it. Find out this icon which comes with a TV-like icon, tab on it and then turn on the “Mirroring” option. Now you will see mirror-connecting reminder shows up on the software’s interface. Wait one moment and your device will be connected to computer successfully.

Note: Apowersoft is the technology solution provider of AceThinker. They have granted us the technology of connecting mobile devices via Airplay; therefore, you will see the name during AirPlay connection and in the wizard of the starter interface. For questions, you may contact us for help.

Section 2 Mirror Mobile Screen

As soon as your mobile is connected, it will be projected to the computer screen at the same time. All things you have done on your mobile will be reflected on the computer screen simultaneously. If you prefer, you may also enlarge the app’s window and check your mobile screen in larger view. You could display the things you want to record on the mobile and see if the computer view meets your needs.

mirror iphone on screen

Section 3 Record iOS Screen

When you’re satisfied with the display on the computer, you could then move on to screen recording.

3.1 Configure settings (Optional)

For specific needs on the recorded video, you could customize associated settings before moving on to screencast. To do so, just forward to the top-right of the interface, click the “list icon” to expand a drop-down menu, and then go for “Settings.” You will be taken to the settings dialog on which you can configure output quality, frame rate or recorded video, formats, etc. This iOS recorder tool provides up to 9 output formats for different purposes (Windows version only). You could easily deliver your screencast via social network and make animated images.

configure settings

3.2 Record Screen

When you’re satisfied, you can start recording. Simply click on the record button on the top menu, and it will record your mobile screen in real time. To avoid the interruption of other applications, you may click the “pin” icon on the top menu to make the software window stay on the top of other programs.

steps to record iphone

During recording, you could take your mobile away, without having to stay in front of the computer; just make sure it’s still connected to the same Wi-Fi network. And if you’re going to make a demonstration or have video calls, this program also includes the voice and sound into recording. Just get back to your computer when you end and click that record button again to publish the screencast. You will be quickly taken to the output directory with recorded video/image. You can then check the work with ease, enjoy!

3.3 Disconnect device

After completing your work, resume to the main interface and click on the power button; this will end the connection. The next time you want to record mobile, just repeat the above steps again.

Section 4 Make Snapshots (Optional)

iPhone Screen Recorder comes with a screenshot function to capture your mobile screen. Although you could access several ways on mobile to create screenshots, this function lets you make mobile screenshots on computer for saving up device memory space. Also, if you’re planning to save some snapshots from mobile to computer, this way also helps to save the transfer step.

take iphone screenshot

In order to do it, just click the camera icon besides the recorder one, and you could snapshot mobile screen instantly. You could then find screenshots in indicated output directory (videos are together with the images).

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