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How to Record Gameplay on iPad with Ease

Last updated on February 14, 2019 by JoKelly

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How to Record Gameplay on iPad with Ease

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.

iPhone Screen Recorder

First 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 Launch the tool

After the installation, launch the tool and the home screen will appear.

tool interface

Step3 Connect the iPad to the PC

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.

mirror the ipad

Step4 Start Recording

Once the iPad screen is mirrored, play the game and click the “Record” button to start.

record the game

Step5 Stop the recording process

When the game is over, click the “Stop” button to end the recording process. The file will be automatically saved afterwards.

stop recording

Step6 Play the video

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.

watch the video


If 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 Install the tool on the iPad

Get the installer of AirShou by clicking the link here. Install the file on your iPad afterwards.

download the tool

Step2 Launch AirShou

Once installed on the iPad, launch the tool by tapping the Airshou icon.

launch airshou

Step3 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.

change trust settings

Step4 Start the recording process

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

start the recording and play game

Quicktime Player

Those 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

To open Quicktime Player, go to “Finder” and under “Application,” search for “Quicktime Player.”

launch quicktime player

Step2 Connect the iPad to the Mac

Connect the iPad to the Mac device using a lightning cable, and click the “File” tab and select “New Movie Recording.”

start new movie recording

Step3 Mirror the iPad

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

change the camera preferrence

Step4 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.

start the recording process

iPad built-in recorder

Apple 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 Open the Settings window

Head to the “Settings” window and look for “Control Center.”

control center

Step2 Add Screen Recorder

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

add screen recorder option

Step3 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.

start the recording process

Step4 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.”

stop the recording and save video


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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