How to Record Gameplay on iPad with Ease

Last updated on August 12, 2019 by JoKelly

Over the past few years, different models of iPads have been released in the market. Some differ in size, and other specifications, but all in all, they are still powerful enough to support heavy mobile games. With their size being just right, they prove to be perfect for gaming as they are not too large, and not too small. There are a lot of games compatible with iPad and all are great games on their own. For most people, when playing a game, they would want to record their games and watch it later. The reasons varies with the player when they record their games, but one thing is sure, they need a reliable recording tool. Continue reading to learn about the tools you can use to record iPad gameplays.

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iOS Mirror

acethinker mirror logoiOS Mirror is a screen mirroring tool that works on both Windows and Mac. It supports screen-casting, screen recording with audio and even directly uploading on social media. The screen recording function can capture high-quality video of the mirrored iOS screen, which is great for gameplay. It also captures the audio from the gameplay to make the experience more wholesome, which is a great factor. Aside from videos, the tool also have a screenshot feature that can capture images while the iOS is mirrored. It is also possible to edit the video or the screenshot with the built-in editor of the tool. This is useful for gameplay videos with commentaries and instructions that can be uploaded online. Playing games can also be a great experience because of the full screen option available from iOS Mirror. All these exciting features makes this tool so desirable and worth every penny. To learn how to use iOS Mirror, follow the steps below.

Step1 Install iOS Mirror on PC

Get the installer of iOS Mirror by clicking one the buttons below. After downloading the installer, launch it on the PC and then the setup wizard will appear together with the instructions on how to properly install application.

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Step2 Connect the mobile device

First, make sure that the PC and iOS device are both connected to the same internet network. Next, launch iOS Mirror on the PC and from the iOS device, swipe-up from the bottom part of the screen to open the Control Center. From there, tap the “Screen Mirroring” option and then select the name of the tool from the window that will appear.

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Step3 Start the gameplay

Once the iOS screen is mirrored to the tool, start the gameplay by launching it. Use the iOS device as a controller while the PC monitor as the screen for more convenience. To record the gameplay, click the “Record” button from the toolbar where other options are located. To end the recording, click the “Stop” button and the video will be saved which can be uploaded online later on.

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AceThinker iPhone Screen Recorder

icon-iphone-screenFirst on the list is the iPhone Screen Recorder by Acethinker. Though its name suggests that it is intended for iPhones, it still works for iPad devices since they both have the “Airplay” function so there is no problem with it. When playing a game, the bigger the screen, the better. That is why using this tool, the iPad screen will be casted on a PC screen, and from there you will be able to record your gameplay. The tool can record iPad activities seamlessly so you are sure to get the best gameplay video all the time. Here are the steps to use iPhone Screen Recorder.

Step1 Download and install

Download the installer of the tool by clicking the buttons below and run it on your PC. Follow the setup wizard to be guided accordingly.

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Step2 Mirror your iPhone to PC

After the installation, launch the tool and the home screen will appear. Make sure that the iPad is connected to the same WiFi network as with the PC. Next, launch the “Command Center” and tap the “Screen Mirroring” option.

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Step3 Record the gameplay

Once the iPad screen is mirrored, play the game and click the “Record” button to start. When the game is over, click the “Stop” button to end the recording process. The file will be automatically saved afterwards. After clicking the “Stop” button, the folder where the video is stored will appear. Play the video directly from the folder using the default media player.

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Quicktime Player

quicktime playerThose who owns a Mac device probably don’t know about it, but Quicktime Player can record your screen activities. Quicktime Player is the default media player of Mac devices, and can also function as a recorder. For people who use Mac device, using this will be easy as they use Quicktime Player most of the time. However, for those who are not familiar with the steps to record gameplay on iPad with Quicktime Player, here are the steps.

Step1 Launch Quicktime Player

Connect the iPad to the Mac device using a lightning cable, then launch the Quicktime Player. After that, click the “File” tab and select “New Movie Recording.”

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Step2 Mirror the iPad

On the Quicktime toolbar, click the drop down arrow beside the “Record” button and select the iPad from the list.

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Step3 Record the game

Click the “Record” button to start the recording process. Launch the game and play it. To end the recording process, click the same button on the toolbar and save the video.

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icon-everycordEverycord is one of the best iOS screen recorder, developed by Cydia. This tool can record videos up to 1080 full HD quality, which means recording games on iOS devices will be much more precise with this tool. In fact, this tool is the newest version of iREC, the most well-known screen recorder for iPhone and iPad devices back in the days. To start, search the EverCord on App Store on your iOS device, and click the “GET” button to start downloading. Once done, launch it, and swipe your iOS device screen from bottom to top to access the “Command Center,” and from there, click the “Screen Mirroring” and choose the EveryCord as your recorder and it will start recording automatically. Then, run and play the game while recording.


Screen Recording on iOS

ios iconApple introduced the built-in recorder function of iOS devices with their iOS 11 update. Since then, people have been using this function as it proved to be very useful to iOS user. However, there are still people who does not know how to use this function, especially in recording gameplay. That is why the steps how to use this function are listed below.

Step1 Add Screen Recorder

Head to the “Settings” window and look for “Control Center.” Under “Control Center,” look for the “Screen Recorder” option and tap the “Add” button before it.

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Step2 Begin recording

Go back to the home screen, and launch the “Control Center” by swiping up from the bottom part of the screen and tap the “Record” button. The recording will start and just play the game you want.

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Step3 End the recording

When the game is finished and you want to stop the recording, tap the “Red status bar” and a message will appear. Click “Stop” from the options on the pop up reminder and the video will be saved on the “Gallery.”

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icon-recorditRecordIt is a free and robust recording tool for iOS devices. This tool allows you to screen record an excellent video output with a low usage of RAM and CPU, which means, recording your gameplay in great quality is possible with RecordIt. Also, RecordIt lets you use the FaceCam while playing whenever you are streaming your gameplay online. To begin, visit the App Store on our iOS device and search the RecordIt app, then click the “GET” button install the tool on your device. Next, swipe your phone to go to “Control Center,” then click the “Record” button and choose the “RecordIt” as your recorder and it will start recording instantly. Lastly, simply play the game that you want to record while the recording process is ongoing.



icon-airshouIf you prefer to record your game on your iPad directly, then AirShou is the tool for you. The tool however, is not available on the App Store, and needs to be downloaded from its website. The records every screen activity on your iPad once activated. It is a convenient way to record your game when there is no available PC. To learn how to use AirShou to record your iPad gameplay, follow these steps.

Step1 Launch AirShou

Get the installer of AirShou by visiting its official website. Install the file on your iPad afterwards. Once installed on the iPad, launch the tool by tapping the Airshou icon.

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Step2 Toggle the Trust setting of the iPad

Since AirShou is not from the App Store, the system does not trust it yet and will block the tool. Head to the “Settings” and under the “Profile and Device Management” tab, tap the “Trust” button.

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Step3 Start the recording process

Go back to the tool and click the “Record” button and start the game.

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Recording iPad gameplay is easy if you know the right tools to use. That is why with the above mentioned tools, deciding should not be a problem as all of them are worthy and user-friendly. This true especially with the iPhone Screen Recorder by Acethinker as it can provide high quality videos every time. With this tool, recording iOS screen has never been easy.

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