Want to capture your iPhone or iPad screen? Whether you’re creating a tutorial or reviewing an app, you can easily record your screen without using a camera. Just use Reflector.
Reflector is a desktop app that lets you mirror your iOS screen to your computer and record it, complete with sound. Sounds useful, doesn’t it?
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Step-by-Step Guide to Record iOS Screen with Reflector
First, download and install Reflector on your computer. Make sure your computer and your iPhone or iPad are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Open Reflector and click on Try Reflector to use the trial mode, which is free for 10 minutes.
You’ll find the Reflector icon in your computer’s taskbar notifications area.
Right-click on the Reflector icon and go to ‘Preferences’ to optimize settings for your iOS device.
On your iPhone, double-press the Home button to show recently used apps. Swipe right until you see the AirPlay icon.
Tap the AirPlay icon and connect to your computer. Enable Mirroring.
Your iPhone’s screen will now appear on your computer. You can change the frame color by right-clicking and selecting Frame Skin.
You can also adjust the size of the mirrored screen by right-clicking and choosing Scale: Actual Size.
To start recording, press Alt + R or right-click and select ‘Start Recording’.
A timer will appear on your desktop to indicate the recording duration.
To stop recording, press Alt + R. You’ll be prompted to save the recording, which will be in MP4 format.
Double-click the saved file to view your recorded screen activities.
The app also supports landscape mode. If you switch from portrait to landscape during recording, the change will be captured.
Reflector is free for 10-minute sessions but can be purchased for $12.99 for unlimited use. You can still use the free version for multiple 10-minute sessions, but the app will automatically shut down after each session.