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How to Record iPhone Screens

Have you ever thought about recording your awesome playthroughs in Angry Birds or other mobile games on your iPhone? Or maybe showing how iOS apps work to someone you know, or creating drawing tutorials on your Apple device to save and watch later on your computer? If the answer’s yes, then what you need is good screen recording software that will also capture video and audio on an iOS phone, preferably without jailbreak.

Movavi Screen Capture Studio for Mac provides one of the best ways to create impressive screencasts on your device, regardless of what model you have – iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 6, 6s, or any other running iOS 8 or higher. Our program is more intuitive than built-in OS X software. Also, unlike QuickTime Player and similar programs, it lets you change the format of your saved videos and enhance your creations by deleting unwanted segments, adding stylish transitions, editing sound, and more.

Download our app right now and discover how to record screens on iPhone in a few simple steps.

This guide is for the previous version of Movavi Screen Capture Studio. The information will be updated in the near future. You can download the latest version of the app here.

Step 1: Open the iPhone Screen Recorder

Step 1: Open the iPhone Screen Recorder

After installing the software, launch Movavi Screen Capture Studio for Mac and click the Record Screencast button.

Step 2: Plug in Your Device

Step 2: Plug in Your Device

Connect your iPhone to your Mac via a Lightning-to-USB cable. When the connection is established, you will see a device indicator with a green check mark next to the Capture Area label in the main window.

Step 3: Set the Screen Orientation

Step 3: Set the Screen Orientation

In the Capture Area section, find your device in the list of capture area sizes and sources. Choose the appropriate screen orientation – landscape (if you want the resulting video to be displayed without black borders) or portrait. Note that some of the mobile applications you use during capture may support only the portrait orientation.

Step 4: Capture a Video

Step 4.1: Capture a Video

Click the REC button to begin recording your iPhone screen. After a five-second countdown, the capturing process will start.

Step 4.2: Capture a Video

You can pause the process by clicking the Pause button or pressing ⌥ ⌘ 1 on your Mac. Once you’re through with capturing the video, click the Stop button or press ⌥ ⌘ 2.

Step 5 (Optional): Edit the Footage

Step 5: Edit the Footage

If you want to simply trim parts of the captured footage, you can drag the triangle markers to the desired new start and end points in the open window. For more complex editing tasks, click the Edit button in the lower right-hand corner, and the video editor will open. Here, you can improve the video quality, add various transitions, incorporate background music, and more.

Step 6: Save the Video

Step 6: Save the Video

Now choose a format for your video and click Save. Your file will be ready in a couple of minutes. As you can see, grabbing videos with our screen recorder for iPhone is easy.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture Studio for Mac does not allow the capture of copy-protected video and audio.

Movavi Screen Capture Studio for Mac

  • Capture screencasts, online video
  • Record sound from any device
  • Capture the keyboard and mouse actions
  • Edit your footage in the built-in video editor
  • Save video in popular formats
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