How to Use AceThinker iPhone Screen Recorder

This guide is made for iPhone and iPad users to utilize this handy software smoothly and to quickly record their mobile screens without hassle.

Section 1: Connect Your iOS Device to Your Computer

iPhone Screen Recorder is a nice and handy application to record any mobile activity efficiently. With a few clicks, you can connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer and perform screen recording conveniently. This guide uses the Windows operating system as an 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

Download and set up the software on your computer. Once done, you will see a shortcut on your desktop. Double-click to run it. Activate the program and go to the main interface.

iphone screen recorder interface

Note: For Windows users, you may see a Windows Security Alert prompt during first-time activation Tick the two boxes on the pop-up and enable this app to communicate on public and private networks.

1.2 Connect Your Device

When you have started the program successfully, you will see the starter interface as illustrated. You may also see a simple guideline. Now it is time to connect your device.

Ensure your iPhone or iPad device is connected to the same network as your computer. Then, on your iOS device, swipe up from the bottom of the screen, access Control Center, and tap AirPlay.

connect via airplay

Note: For Windows users, if you did not see the Windows security prompt mentioned in 1.1 and are cannot connect your iOS device, you may need to configure your settings. Open the Control Panel on your computer, and navigate to System and Security > Windows Firewall > Allow Apps to Communicate through Windows Firewall. You will see AceThinker iPhone Screen Recorder under Allowed Apps and Features. Tick the boxes associated with this app to continue. The connection will work properly after doing so.

1.3 Enable Mirroring

After tapping AirPlay on your iOS device, you will see a pop-up list which includes the name Apowersoft along with your device name. Find the TV icon, tap on it, and then turn on the mirroring option. Now you will see the mirror connecting reminder show up on the software’s interface. Wait one moment, and your device will be connected to your computer successfully.

Note: Apowersoft is the technology solution provider of AceThinker. It has granted us the technology to connect mobile devices via Airplay. Therefore, you will see its name during AirPlay connection and in the wizard of the starter interface. For questions, contact us for help.

Section 2: Mirror Your iOS Screen

As soon as your iOS device is connected, its screen will be projected onto the computer screen in real time. Everything you do on your iOS device will be reflected on the computer screen simultaneously. If you prefer, you can also enlarge the app’s window and check your mobile screen in larger view. You can display the things you want to record on the iOS device and see if the computer’s view meets your needs.

mirror iphone on screen

Section 3: Record Your iOS Device’s Screen

When you are satisfied with the display on the computer, you can move on to screen recording.

3.1 Configure the Settings (Optional)

For specific needs for the recorded video, you can customize the associated settings before moving on to screencasting. To do so, move to the top-right of the interface, click the List icon to expand a drop-down menu, and select Settings. You will be taken to the settings dialog where you can configure the output quality, frame rate, formats, and so on. This iOS recorder tool provides up to nine output formats for different purposes (Windows version only). You can easily deliver your screencast via social network and make animated images.

configure settings

3.2 Record the Screen

When you are satisfied, you can start recording. Simply click the Record button in the top menu, and it will record your iOS device’s screen in real time. To avoid the interruption of other applications, click the Pin icon in the top menu to make the software window stay on top of other programs.

steps to record iphone

During recording, you do not have to keep your iOS device in front of the computer; just make sure they remain connected to the same Wi-Fi network. If you are making a demonstration video or conducting video calls, this program also includes voice and sound recording.

When you are finished recording, go back to your computer and click the Record button again to publish the screencast. You will be taken to the output directory with the recorded video or image. You can then check the work with ease and enjoy!

3.3 Disconnect Your iOS Device

After completing your work, return to the main interface and click the Power button; this will end the connection. The next time you want to record your iOS device’s screen, just repeat the above steps.

Section 4: Take Snapshots (Optional)

iPhone Screen Recorder comes with a screenshot function to capture your iOS device’s screen. Although you can access several ways on the device to create screenshots, this function lets you take mobile screenshots on your computer to saving the iOS device’s memory space. Also, if you are planning to save some snapshots from your mobile on your computer, this way also eliminates the transfer step.

take iphone screenshot

To take a screenshot, click the Camera icon beside the Recorder icon, which will snapshot mobile screen instantly. You can find the screenshots in the indicated output directory (videos are saved are together with the images).

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