7 Ways About How to Record iPhone Screen without Jailbreak

Feb 28,2020 • Filed to: Record Phone Screen • Proven solutions


Among famous brands of smartphone in the market, Apple and its product - iPhone always holds a special place. According to a research, Apple's dominance as the top smartphone maker in the U.S. Apple ends 2015 with 42.9% U.S smartphone share. It is obvious that owning an iPhone is not difficult because of reasonable price and a wide range of versions for choosing.

However, many people do not know how to use all functions of their smartphone. You can browse the Internet, take pretty selfie or play interesting games on iPhone with brilliant touchscreen, higher resolution and smooth operating system. So what else can you do with your iPhone or which function haven't you tried on this smartphone? If you want to make some tutorials about your new cake or share a funny clip about your baby, it is high time to find out more about screen recording. There are a number of screen recording apps and softwares (both free and paid ones) for iPhone. This article will recommend 7 screen recorders to tell you how to record iPhone screen without jailbreak.

iPhone screen recorders

1. iOS Screen Recorder

iOS Screen Recorder is one of the best iPhone screen tool which has the desktop version and app version. The desktop version enable you to mirror and record your iPhone screen with audio in 3 steps. With this software, presenters and gamers can easily record the live content on their mobile devices to the computer for replay & sharing. Teachers and students can share & record any contents from their devices to the computer right from their seats. You can enjoy an ultimate big screen gaming experience with iOS Screen Recorder. And the app version allows you to directly and conveniently record games, videos, Facetime and more on your iPhone.

iOS Screen Recorder

Amazing iOS screen recording and mirroring experience!

  • One click to mirror or record your iPhone or iPad to your computer wirelessly.
  • Enjoy ultimate big screen gaming experience.
  • Record screen on iPhone and PC.
  • Intuitive interface for everyone to use.
  • Support both jailbroken and non-jailbroken device.
  • Supports iPhone XS (Max) / iPhone XR / iPhone X / 8 (Plus)/ iPhone 7(Plus)/ iPhone6s(Plus), iPhone SE, iPad and iPod touch that runs iOS 7.1 to iOS 12New icon.
  • Contains both Windows and iOS versions.
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1.1 How to record screen on iPhone

Step 1: App installation

Firstly, download and install the recorder app. You can read this installation guide to get the installation details.

Step 2: Screen recording

After installation, you can start the app and directly record videos, games and more on your iPhone.

start to record screen on iPhone

iOS Screen Record App Link: https://drfone.wondershare.com/apps/

1.2 How to record iPhone screen on computer

Step 1: Launch the application

Firstly, download and run iOS Screen Recorder on your computer.

Step 2: Connect the the same network with your computer

Put your iPhone and the computer connect the same network. After the connection, click "iOS Screen Recorder", it will pop up the box of iOS Screen Recorder.

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Step 3: Enable iPhone mirroring

  • For iOS 7, iOS 8 and iOS 9:
  • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the control center. Click on AirPlay, choose "Dr.Fone" and enable "Mirroring".

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  • For iOS 10:
  • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap on "AirPlay Mirroring". Tap on "Dr.Fone" to let your iPhone mirror to the computer.

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  • For iOS 11 and iOS 12:
  • Swipe up so that the Control Center appears. Touch "Screen Mirroring", select the mirroring target, and wait a short while until your iPhone is successfully mirrored.

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Step 4: Record iPhone screen

Then just click the circle button on the bottom of the screen to record your iPhone screen. You can click this button again to finish the recording process. Dr.Fone will automatically export HD videos to your computer.

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Part 2. How to record iPhone screen with Shou

The Air Shou Screen Recorder for iOS is an application with lot of interesting features and it is an excellent screen recording app for iPhone. It enables you to record screen without connecting to computer.

What you need?

All you need is to install Shou app on your iPhone and get ready to capture the screen in a new way.

How-to-do steps with screenshots

  • Step 1: After installing Shou app on your device, let's launch this app. At first, you will need to sign up for using. If you want to save time, using your Facebook account to sign up instantly.

How to record iPhone screen with Shou

  • Step 2: Tap Start Recording button to start the process of screen recording. In this app, you can change Format, Orientation, Resolution and Birate by tapping the tiny "i" next to the Start Recording and choosing your preferred options before recording your iPhone's screen.
  • Step 3: Start to record your iPhone's screen by tapping on Start Recording. You will see that the top of your device is turned red while recording. In order to record full-screen videos, you might need to enable Assistive. (Settings app General Accessibility Assistive Touch, toggle it on.)
  • Step 4: You can either tap on the red banner on top of your iPhone or go to Shou app and tap on the stop recording button.

How to use video from YouTube

You are recommended to have a look at this video for a better instruction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SBaWBc0nZI

Part 3. How to record iPhone screen with ScreenFlow

For some reasons, ScreenFlow give you a quite similar way to record iPhone screen, like Quicktime Player app above. This screen recorder works both as a motion-capture tool and as a video editor.

What you need?

  • • An iOS device running iOS 8 or later
  • • A Mac running OS X Yosemite or later
  • • Lightning cable (the cable that comes with iOS devices)

How-to-do steps with screenshots

  • Step 1: To get started, connect your iPhone with your Mac via a Lightning Cable.
  • Step 2: Open ScreenFlow. This app will automatically detect your device and give you the option to record your iPhone's screen. You need to make sure that you checked the Record Screen from box as well as selecting the right device. In case audio recording is needed, check the Record Audio from box and select the right device, too.
  • Step 3: Tap the record button and start doing an app demo. Once your recording is done, ScreenFlow will open the editing screen automatically.

how to record iPhone screen with ScreenFlow

Let's look at this useful video to understand more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf3QOMFNha4

Part 4. How to record iPhone screen with Elgato

You can use Elgato Game Capture HD software which was mostly known to gamers to capture your iPhone's screen.

What you need?

  • • iOS device that is capable of outputting 720p or 1080p
  • • iPhone
  • • Elgato game capture device
  • • USB cable
  • • HDMI cable
  • • HDMI adapter from Apple like the Lightning Digital AV Adapter or Apple 30-pin Digital AC Adapter.

How-to-do steps with screenshots

How to record iPhone screen with Elgato

  • Step 1: Connect the Elgato to your computer (or other iOS device) with a USB cable. Run Elgato software.
  • Step 2: Plug in the Elgato to Lightning Adapter with a HDMI cable.
  • Step 3: Plug in the Lightning Adapter to your iPhone. Open the Elgato Game Capture HD and begin the setting.
  • Step 4: Select your device in Input device box. Choose HDMI in Input box. You can choose 720p or 1080p for your profile.
  • Step 5: Tap Red button at the bottom and start your recording.

How to use video from YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlpzbdR0eJw

Part 5. How to record iPhone screen with Reflector

It is amazing that you do not need any cable, just your iPhone and a computer. Make sure your iPhone and computer are in the same wifi network.

What you need?

  • • An iOS device running iOS 8 or later
  • • A computer
  • Step 1: Install Reflector app on your device.
  • Step 2: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the control center. Look for and tap on AirPlay, and select your computer's name. Scroll down and you will see a mirroring toggle switch. Toggle this, and your iPhone should now be mirrored to your computer screen.
  • Step 3: In the Reflector 2 Preferences, if you have "Show Client Name" set to "Always", you will see the option to start recording at the top of the mirrored image on your computer. You can also use ATL+R to begin recording. Lastly, you can begin a recording in the Reflector Preferences in the "Record" tab.

How to use video from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lnGE1QDkuA

Part 6. How to record iPhone screen with Display Recorder app

If you jailbreak your iPhone, you can record your device screen without using cable or computer with Display Recorder app.

What you need?

  • • Your iPhone
  • • Display Recorder app purchasing ($4.99)

How-to-do steps

  • Step 1: Launch Display Recorder.
  • Step 2: Press "Record" button (round red button) on the Record screen. Video & audio of your device will be recorded from now.
  • Step 3: Switch to the application you want to record. (Press Home and launch that application or Double-press Home and switch to it) Do anything on that application until you want to stop recording. The red bar on the top indicates that you are recording.
  • Step 4: Switch to Display Recorder. (Press Home and tap on Display Recorder icon in screen or Double-press Home and switch to Display Recorder) Press "Stop" button (square black button) on the Record screen. Wait a moment for merging audio & video. The recorded video clip will appear on the "Recorded Items" list soon.

How to use video from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSwBKPbz2a0

Part 7. How to record iPhone screen with Quicktime Player

Quicktime Player is developed by Apple – the maker and owner of iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple Mac. This multimedia utility is frequently used for sharing music and video. In fact, this app also provides you with recording functions so that you can use to record screen, video and audio.

What you need?

In order to record your iPhone screen, it is recommended to prepare:

  • • An iOS device running iOS 8 or later
  • • A computer
  • • Lightning cable (the cable that comes with iOS devices)

How-to-do steps with screenshots

how to record iPhone screen with Quicktime Player

  • Step 1: Plug in your iOS device to your Mac with a Lighting cable
  • Step 2: Open the QuickTime Player app
  • Step 3: Click File, then choose New Movie Recording
  • Step 4: A recording window will appear. Click the little arrow of the drop down menu in front of the record button, select your iPhone.
  • Select the Mic of your iPhone (if you want to record music/ sound effects). You can use the volume slide to monitor audio while recording.
  • Step 5: Click the Record button. It is time to perform what you want to record on your iPhone.
  • Step 6: Press the Stop button in the menu bar, or press Command-Control-Esc (Escape) and save the video.

How to use video from YouTube

If you need more clear instructions, you should visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxjKWfDLbK4

There are 7 most popular screen recording tools for your iPhone. Depending on your aim and capacity, you should choose 2-3 apps to check for the most suitable one.

Alice MJ

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