OS X Yosemite brought support for recording iPhone/iPad screen natively without having to using AirPlay applications like AirServer or Reflector.

How do I record the iPhone screen on macOS ?

  • Possible duplicate of How do I AirPlay mirror my iPhone screen to my MacBook Pro?
    – Stevoisiak
    Commented May 10, 2017 at 4:02
  • @StevenVascellaro How is this the same? This question is clearly about screen recording whilst the question you've mentioned is about "Airplay Mirror" for which answer is a free solution.
    – Jash Jacob
    Commented May 10, 2017 at 5:10
  • I may have misjudged my duplicate flag. It's less that the question is duplicate and more so the accepted answer for both is a duplicate. Neither question is an exact duplicate, they're just fairly similar.
    – Stevoisiak
    Commented May 10, 2017 at 5:11
  • In hindsight, it might be better if the other question is closed as a duplicate of this one.
    – Stevoisiak
    Commented May 10, 2017 at 5:15
  • @StevenVascellaro Neither question is a duplicate of the other, screen recording and screen mirroring may have different solutions/answers.
    – nohillside
    Commented May 10, 2017 at 7:29

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  • iPhone/ iPad running iOS 8 and above (Lightning port ONLY)
  • Mac running OSX 10.10, OSX 10.11, macOS 10.12 and above.

How to Record iPhone/iPad Screen on macOS

  1. Connect the iPhone/iPad to Mac via USB
  2. Open the QuickTime Player on the Mac
  3. Select File > New Movie Recording

Recording iPhone with Quicktime

  1. Quicktime will default select iSight camera, click on the arrow alongside the record button to select the iPhone/iPad.
  2. Click on the record button to record the iPhone/iPad Screen

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