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How to Record Gameplay on iPad

Alma Elliott
2024-04-18 16:40:40 • Filed to: Creative Video Effects

Gamers are always curious to know the ways to record the impressive gameplay hours so that they can share their unique moves with friends online. Market is loaded with game recording softwares but selection for them is little difficult for beginners. The article below will help you to know about 4 well proven methods to record your gameplay on iPhone or iPad. Keep reading; soon you will be able to share your customized game videos online.

1: Record with ReplayKit:

It is not possible to record all games with ReplayKit but still the great news is that it can work with most of the popular games. If you want to know whether your particular game supports ReplayKit or not ten prefer to check its details on App Store. In order to record your game with ReplayKit you need to follow these steps:

Step 1: Open your game that supports ReplayKit.

Step 2: Search for the screen recording feature; it is commonly indicated by a camera icon and appears on main screen.

Step 3: You need to tap this screen recording icon.

Step 4: When your device prompts you to start game recording then press record screen button. In case if it supports audio recording with external microphone then you can choose that option.

Step 5: It is time to play your game.

Step 6: As soon as your game is finished you must hit the stop button to stop recording.

2: Record with iOS game recording app:

Airshou is one of the most popular screen recorder applications that can work even without jailbreak. You need to follow these simple steps to record game using airshou:

Step 1: First of all, you need to visit the app settings and then move to general. Go to profile settings option and then select airshou. Simply hit the Trust button available on screen and confirm the process.

Step 2: It is time to open Airshou application on your device and then press record button so that screen recording can be initiated. It is also possible to customize record settings for specific needs.

Step 3: Before starting airplay ensure that you have enabled mirroring on your device, start your game and initiate the recording process.

Step 4: As soon as your game finishes, move to application and press stop button.

Step 5: Users can preview their recordings and get it saved to any desired location on device.

3: Record by Mirroring to PC or Mac:

Here are few simple to follow steps for recording game with Reflector 2:

Step 1: Get Reflector 2 installed on your device.

Step 2: It is time to mirror your iPad screen.

Step 3: You can initiate recording process in two ways: either hit the Reflector 2 icon on clock and then choose record option or simply hover on the device screen on desktop and hit record option.

Step 4: Now you need to finish iPad recording.

Step 5: During recording process, your device will ask about location for saving your video; add your preferences and get it saved.

You will be glad to know that Reflector 2 is capable enough to record games on Android devices as well as on iPhones. It is also possible to use multiple devices for same recording.

 4: Record via Connecting to Mac:

This is one of the most handy and easy to use solutions for beginners. Follow these simple steps to begin your game recording on iOS device:

Step 1: First of all, you need to connect your handheld devices like iPod, iPad and iPhone with your Mac using a lightning cable. ‘

Step 2: Now open the QuickTime application.

Step 3: Move to the file option and then hit ‘New Movie Recording’ option.

Step 4: It will soon open a recording window on your device screen. Use small arrow to open drop down menu and then select iPhone for recording.

Step 5: In case if you also want to capture audio information then you need to select Mic of the iPhone.

Step 6: Hit the record button and then start your game that you want to record.

Step 7: When your game comes to an end then click on the stop button and get your video saved at specific location.

Step 8: It is all set now and you can share your recorded videos on different platforms.


All these four methods of game play recording work without a jailbreak on iPad so, they are suitable to all crazy gamers. Although, there are numbers of applications and software tools available over internet, this article contains details about few basic ones that anyone can use with ease. The recorded game videos can be further shared with friends using different social media platforms.

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