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How to Capture and Record Your iPhone Screen on Mac

By FonePaw | Nov 05 , 2015

Do you want to record your iPhone screen activity as a video? For example, record easy-to-follow video guide to show your friend how to achieve a task or record an iPhone app demonstration. If you'd like to record iPhone screen with no complicated process and zero cost, look no further, you'll get the best solution here.


Here we'll show you how to record the screen of iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6/6Plus/5s/5/4s easily on your Mac computer.


Step 1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac via a USB cable.


Step 2. Open the QuickTime app on Mac (hit ⌘ + SPACE on your keyboard, write "QuickTime" without the quotes, and hit ENTER ⏎)


Step 3. Go to "File" and select "New Movie Recording" entry.

QuickTime Screen Recording


Step 4. A recording window will appear. Click Next to the red recording button and choose your iPhone from the drop-down menu that appears.

Select iPhone


Step 5. Select the microphone of your iPhone if you want to record music, app/game sounds.


Step 6. Click the Record button. Now perform the tasks on your iPhone that you want to record.

Record iPhone 6 Screen


Step 7. Once done, tap the stop button. You can save the video using the File > Save menu or export it via the Export sub-menu.

Save Recorded Video


Step 8. The QuickTime also makes it easy to share your new video with your friends via Mail or Messages, and to publish it to YouTube, Vimeo or Facebook using the Share button.

Share Recorded iPhone Screen


Some people ask that what if I don't have a Mac computer?


You can use some third-party iPhone screen recorder apps to capture your iPhone or iPad screen. Display Recorder, Shou and iRec are some well-known apps to record iOS devices screen. But recently, I give them a try on my iPhone 6s running iOS 9, it seems that they are not fully but partially compatible with iOS 9 at the moment I wrote the post.


If you have any better ways to record iPhone, iPad or iPod touch screen, welcome to share it in the comments below.


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7 year before

Thanks for the guide, I cannot get my iPad Air or iPhone 6 to connect - I don't see them as an option in the drop down menu on quicktime. The lightening cord works/connects just fine. Any thoughts on what else I could check to fix this? iOS and OS are both fully updated. I used to record with Acethinker iPhone Screen Recorder, never had this problem.

Emily Watson
7 year before
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Thanks for your sharing. See if this page could help you with the problem.

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