How to record your iPhone or iPad screen on a Mac

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If you have ever wanted to record a video of the screen on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch you’ve probably searched for an application that will allow you to do so. But if you have an Apple computer with OS X Yosemite and an iOS 8 device, you can record video from your iDevice using QuickTime.

How to record your iPhone or iPad screen on a Mac

If you want to create a tutorial for dominating Mortal Kombat X or showing off your new jailbreak tweaks, recording a video of your device’s screen is essential. All you need is an iDevice running iOS 8, a Mac with OS X Yosemite, and a lightning cable to connect your device to your computer.

Once your device is connected, open up the QuickTime application. In QuickTime, click File -> New Movie Recording.

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In the video window click on the south-facing arrow next to the record button and select your iOS device under the Camera section.
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If you want to record audio, you can do so by selecting your device under the Microphone section in the drop-down menu. You can use your headset (better quality) or use the device’s built-in microphone to record your audio.Quicktime - iPhone - Audio RecordingHit the record button and your Mac will begin recording whatever you do on you device. When finished recording, tap the stop button. The completed video of your recording will open automatically. You can save the video to your computer for further editing and sharing. What do you guys plan on recording on your devices? Let us know in the comment section.