How to Record Your iPhone Screen with Reflector

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.

Reflector trial mode screen

You’ll find the Reflector icon in your computer’s taskbar notifications area.

Reflector icon in taskbar

Right-click on the Reflector icon and go to ‘Preferences’ to optimize settings for your iOS device.

Reflector preferences menu

On your iPhone, double-press the Home button to show recently used apps. Swipe right until you see the AirPlay icon.

Finding AirPlay on iPhone

Tap the AirPlay icon and connect to your computer. Enable Mirroring.

Connecting to computer via AirPlay

Your iPhone’s screen will now appear on your computer. You can change the frame color by right-clicking and selecting Frame Skin.

Changing frame color

You can also adjust the size of the mirrored screen by right-clicking and choosing Scale: Actual Size.

Adjusting screen size

To start recording, press Alt + R or right-click and select ‘Start Recording’.

Starting the recording

A timer will appear on your desktop to indicate the recording duration.

Recording in progress

To stop recording, press Alt + R. You’ll be prompted to save the recording, which will be in MP4 format.

Saving the recording

Double-click the saved file to view your recorded screen activities.

Viewing the recorded screen activities

The app also supports landscape mode. If you switch from portrait to landscape during recording, the change will be captured.

Recording in landscape mode

Final Thoughts

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.