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Top 10 iOS Gameplay Recorder

Last updated on March 20, 2018 by Roland Zonai

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Top 10 iOS Gameplay Recorder

As new computers are having more and more advanced video cards and internal architecture, the possibility has been opened for developers to create more and more realistic and powerful videogames, which immerse millions of players. As the video game community becomes more popular, many of these gamers eventually decide on that they would need to create recordings on their gameplay for many reason, including that they can show a training or guidance over different playing environments to their friends, or brag about their achievements to their gamer competitors. Luckily many tools are available which are designed to record gameplays, especially for iOS, where most of these gameplays are occurring. In this article you can learn about all the best gameplay recorders for iOS below.

AceThinker iPhone Screen Recorder

Among the available solutions for recording gameplay of any type of video game on your iOS device, the AceThinker iPhone Screen Recorder can be firmly mentioned as one of the most potential and powerful candidates the takes the first place on the list. This tool is able to handle this sort of iOS  recording activity via its special screen projection feature, as in case you have your iOS device and computer under the same internet connection and have the tool installed on each of them, you can take over the control of the computer and have the phone screen projected to the big display, where also the recording option is available.

How to Use:

1. Download Acethinker iPhone Screen Recorder from its website.
2. Install the downloaded program on your computer.
3. Run the program. You should make sure that your iOS device and computer are connected on the same Wi-Fi network.
4. Then, access the Control Center of your device by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.
5. Click on the Airplay and select the right one. Once done, you will see your iPhone/iPad screen displayed on your computer. You will find four buttons on the main interface. These will let you take full control of the application. These are for starting the screen recording, taking snapshots, locating the captured videos and screenshots, and disconnecting device and closing the program.

Air Play


When it comes to recording any sort of gameplay that is happening on the iOS phone or tablet, then it is especially important to mention the Apple’s own Air Play function directly that doesn’t require any 3rd party tools, and which generally acts as the transitional tool between the iOS device and a computer, which can be used to mirror any sort of activity to the big screen and take charge in the operation of the iOS device remotely. This is possible to be established under a wi-fi that is able to cover both devices, and once the connection is set up, the Air Play allows the mirroring of the activity, so that appearing activity is easily able to be recorded on the computer where many recording tools are available for this purpose.

How to Use:

1. Download and install iPhone/iPad/iPod screen recorder on your computer. This will allow you to connect your iOS device to your computer without using cable wire.
2. Connect computer and iOS device/s to the same Wi-Fi. The iOS screen recorder software makes use of the Apple Airplay technology to mirror your iOS device screen to your computer as long as they are connected to the same wireless network.
3. Mirror iOS device screen to computer. Simply begin Airplay from the Control Center on your iOS device and start mirroring your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to PC.
4. Start Recording. Just hit the Record icon located at the bottom section of the iOS screen recorder software to start recording your iOS device screen. You can navigate your device and display anything you like to be recorded. The recording process is real-time, without obvious lags as you go to your device contents, and you can watch it happening in the iOS screen recorder software recording window. To end recording, simply click the Record button again.

Lonely Screen Recorder

LonelyScreen Recorder is a mentionable gameplay recorder alternative that is able to cast the iOS device screen, no matter whether it is an iPhone or it is an iPad, to a desired PC or Mac computer without any effort where it can directly show any real-time mirroring, where the actual ongoing activity will appear on the display without any delay and therefore it is much easier to control the ongoing events from the computer itself. This tool has a built-in function that makes it popular and easy to do screen recording with, where it allows direct capturing and saving possibility once you share your content on the computer from your handheld device.

How to Use:

1. Launch the Lonely Screen recorder on your computer by downloading and installing it. Then connect it to your device.
2. On your iOS device, scroll up to open the Control Center. Click the “Airplay Mirroring” and select Lonely Screen from the list of options. Then your iOS screen will be displayed in the Lonely Screen window.
3. Start iOS Screen Recording. Just hit the small arrow on the bottom right of your iOS device screen to expand the bottom menu. Next, tap on the record button to begin recording of the screen. Click it once again to stop recording and Lonely Screen automatically saves your videos to the Movies folder on Mac and Videos folder on Windows.

Air Server

Whenever you are looking for a highly advanced screen recorder that is also able to do mirroring to the Mac as well as PC computers to eventually allow for easier and more efficient capturing, then you should have a look at AirServer, that is a very popular choice for these kind of recording purposes. Especially it is the group of gamers who are developing interest in this tool as it is able to offer very pleasant and smooth mirroring experience from their iOS phones and tablets, in addition to that the program runs very silently among the other ongoing background processes on the computer, so the tool doesn’t interrupt any ongoing gameplay and it is easy to make any fluent gaming experience recorded by it.

How to Use:

1. Start by mirroring your iPhone/iPad/iPod device to your computer.
2. Hover your mouse over the AirServer window. Then, right click to display a menu box with a list of options. Click the name of your device from the box.
3. Start recording. Simply, tap on the Record button to start recording. Once done, just right click on the AirServer window. Select the device’s name and hit Stop to finish the recording. Save your video in whichever folder you like.

Mirroring 360

Mirroring 360 is a tool that was developed by Splashtop in order to fulfill the requirements of those who wish the perceive and use their small screen iOS iPhones as well as iPad tablets in combination with harnessing the benefits of their PC computers, by having a mirroring function which helps them have a projection about their actual activity on the larger display. This tool has been therefore developed specifically to address this via providing a wireless mirroring and direct recording option that can be all reached via the built-in functions within the tool. Without any cables to connect your iOS device to your computer, you are able to have instant mirroring and up to 40 people can view the ongoing event on their own devices in addition to the larger screen at the same time.

How to Use:

1. Download and install the application on your Mac or Windows computer.
2. Make sure to connect your iOS device and computer to the same Wi-Fi.
3. On your device, swipe up from bottom to open the Control Center. Then, click the “Airplay Mirroring” and tap on your computer’s name.
4. Your iOS screen device will be mirrored on your computer.


X-Mirage is among the most useful and professional tools that can make the Air Play function utilize, and have mirroring of the iPhone screen onto both Mac and PC computers, that is the basic but very important requirement for anybody who wish to mirror any sort of activity to the big screen and eventually do a real-time streaming of his or her content such as iOS gameplay to the screen in this manner. Furthermore, once the streaming is ongoing, there is direct possibility to include a recording function and capture everything that is happening with the inclusion of new audio from the microphone that will work as a voiceover on the newly generated video for easier understanding about anything that is happening under the recording.

How to Use:

1. Download and install X-Mirage on your Mac or Windows PC.
2. Make sure that your Mac/Windows computer are connected to the same wireless network.
3. On your iPhone/iPad/iPod device, scroll up to reveal the Control Center.
4. Click on the “Airplay Mirroring” and tap on your Mac/Windows from the list. Then turn on the Mirroring and it will display your iOS device screen on the computer.
5. Start recording. Click on the round record icon to start the process. Click it again when you want to stop.
6. Click the Start Export button from the pop-up Window to get the recorded screen activities.


DrFone is a renown iOS screen recorder that has been developed to fit various occasions when users can develop an interest for screen recording and mirroring, no matter whether the source of the activity is an iPad, or it is being done on an iPhone or even we can consider iPod for this tool. This universality which the tool offers makes it possibly to record any of the emerging activities, for example a gameplay activity that is being resulted after opening a game on the iOS device, so users can easily share their best moments with their friends after mirroring these moments to the computer. Furthermore, this can be captured for the future viewing easily via the built-in capturing option, so Dr Phone is a very worthy tool to try both for mirroring as well as recording.

How to Use:

1. Run the dr.fone application on your computer. Once done, it will show a list of features.
2. Connect your device and computer to the same local area network. Then, click the iOS Screen Recorder on your computer and it will display an iOS Screen Recorder windows.
3. Start mirroring. On your iOS device, scroll up to open the Control Center. Click the “Airplay,” tap on “dr.fone” and enable “Mirroring.” Then, your device will be mirrored.
4. Start Recording. There are two buttons that you can use. The red round button to start recording and the square button to enable full screen. To exit the full screen, simply click on the square button again or click ESC on your keyboard. On one hand, click the red button again to stop recording. Automatically, dr.fone will lead you the folder where the recorded file is saved.

Reflector 2

Reflector 2 can be described as a marvelous application that is able to stream any sort of generated content from the screen of an iOS devices, such as an iPad or we can also mention iPhones are sources, to the display of a more advanced monitor that is a part of a computer. In this way users can view the streamed activity on the monitor’s display, that enhances the visual experience, as well as the wireless connection between the computer and the iOS devices makes a remote control option available from the computer, so everything can be operated from the computer, which makes playing games much easier than from the small screen. Furthermore, multiple devices can be simultaneously connected so viewers can have real-time and simultaneous experience from their own devices.

How to Use:

1. Run the Reflector on your computer.
2. Make sure that your iOS device and computer are connected to the same network.
3. Open Reflector from your computer.
4. On your phone, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center and click on the Screen Mirroring. Then, click your computer from the list of AirPlay-enabled receivers.
5. Once you have selected your computer, your device screen will be wirelessly mirrored on your computer.
6. Start recording. Just hit the record button to begin recording and click it again to stop. Then save your recorded file to your computer.


Annotate makes up a good reasoning for its name, as it is an application involved within the field of screen mirroring and recording, that is able to create very professional screenshots and screencasts from the ongoing activities on the smartphone that is being used. This tool utilizes the camera for real-time visual content making, and offers a great amount of enhancing functions such as the ability to use stickers on the creation to make it more attractive, together with a large range of sharing options that makes it a piece of cake to achieve instant uploading of the content to any relevant media sites. With its relatively cheap price, this tool therefore definitely worth being tried out, as it offers many mirroring benefits that someone can harness.

How to Use:

1. Install the Annotate tool on your computer. Connect your iOS device and computer to one network.
2. Get your iPhone and swipe up from the screen to open the Control Center. Select Annotate and click Mirroring.
3. Once your device is connected to the computer, you will begin to see its screen activity being mirrored on the computer sreen.
4. Click the Record button to start recording and click it again to stop. The save your video on your computer.

FonePaw iOS Screen Recorder

FonePaw is an additional mentionable iOS Screen Recorder that makes its way onto our list for providing a very comfortable experience when it comes to using it on your PC in order to make your PC become a professional tool that serves the role of a mirroring receiver, that is able to real-time display the events that are being done on your iPhone display. All these mirroring are able to exists via the famous Airplay function of iOS devices that serves as the basis for the tool to establish the mirroring between the beloved iPad or iPhone device and the computer of the user. Afterwards, nothing else is needed, as the application has everything built in that is needed for the mirroring as well as the recording activity.

How to Use:

1. Download, install and launch FonePaw ScreenMo on your computer. Make sure to connect both your iOS device and computer to the same network.
2. Connect device to computer with AirPlay. On your iOS device screen, scroll upward to reveal the Control Center and enable Mirroring. Click on the FonePaw ScreenMo with your computer name to connect your device to computer.
3. Start Mirroring. Your device screen will be displayed or mirrored on your computer once both are connected.
4. Start Recording. Simply click the red record button to start iOS recording. You can record even the audio if you want to. If you want to stop the recording, click the record button again. Then, customize setting and/or click on the “Start Export” on the pop-up window to save your video file on your computer.


Many software tools are available nowadays that can serve as crucial tools with essential features that offer users all the benefits of mirroring the ongoing activities of their phone or tablet device smoothly to the computer and therefore capture easily the activity, such as their gameplay. Especially for games to run smoothly on iOS together with the mirroring tool, it is important to look for the most suitable tool, and therefore you must have a great attention on the solutions above to find the one that fits you the most. In either case we recommend the aforementioned AceThinker tool for harnessing the benefit of mirroring and recording your gameplay from your preferred iOS device on your computer, as this tool definitely worth a try.

January 28, 2018
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