I would like to record a screen film of my iPad. If possible, I would like to include my spoken comments.

How can I do that ?


Starting with iOS 11, screen recording is a built-in feature. It also includes an option to turn the microphone on during the session, by long-pressing or hard-pressing the screen recording button.

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iOS 11 is still in beta but it's now in public beta which means you don't need to be a developer to enroll and test it.


You connect your iPad to a mac, open up iTunes and quicktime. in quicktime, go to file-new movie recording.

there will be a little down arrow next to the record button, click the down arrow and choose your iPad. then hit the record button.

I don't know if this works with 30 pin iPads. i know it works with lightning ones. if you don't have a mac, i think you're out of luck unless you jailbreak.

  • I have an iPad mini with Lightning cable. But I am looking for a solution on the iPad. – Nicolas Barbulesco Feb 27 '15 at 19:58
  • This solution with the Mac requires Yosemite and iOS 8, I think. And I have neither. – Nicolas Barbulesco Feb 27 '15 at 19:59
  • Now, I have an all new iPad, on iOS 8, and I am interested in a solution to record his screen, preferably without any other machine. – Nicolas Barbulesco Mar 28 '15 at 20:47

If you have an iPad with a lightning connector and iOS 8 you can open QuickTime on your Yosemite Mac and make a recording. If you don't have a Mac or a iPad with lightning connector you could use Reflector which is using Airplay. Link to Reflector application

  • My iPad has a Lightning connector, but not iOS 8. I will try Reflector, which looks nice. However, I would prefer a solution needing only the iPad. – Nicolas Barbulesco Feb 27 '15 at 22:02
  • The iPad can not record its own screen. You need to have a computer that do the recording. This is not an recommendation but I know that that it is possible to record the screen if you have an jailbroken iPad. But again, that is nothing I recommend. – Dempa Feb 27 '15 at 22:10
  • I don't do jailbreak. – Nicolas Barbulesco Feb 28 '15 at 10:27
  • Try with the Reflector application and record on your Mac/PC. As I said before the iPad can't (it's an missing function in my opinion) record it's own screen. – Dempa Feb 28 '15 at 21:27
  • Now I have an iPad on iOS 8, and I am interested in a solution for recording his screen, preferably without any other machine. – Nicolas Barbulesco Mar 28 '15 at 20:45

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