How to Screen Record on iPad

How to Screen Record on iPad


Capturing the Action: Learn how to easily screen record on your iPad to create tutorials, capture gameplay, or share your screen activities. This article provides simple step-by-step instructions for recording your iPad screen with built-in tools and customization options.

Screen recording on an iPad: how to do it?

Screen recording on an iPad is a convenient way to capture your device’s screen activities for various purposes, such as creating tutorials, showcasing app demonstrations, or recording gameplay. Since iOS 11, Apple has integrated a built-in screen recording feature into iPads. This guide provides step-by-step instructions for screen recording on an iPad.

Step 1: To begin, activate the Screen Recording feature located in the Control Center

  • Open the “Settings” app on your iPad.
  • Tap on “Control Center.”
  • Scroll down and find “Screen Recording” under the “More Controls” section.
  • Tap the plus icon to add “Screen Recording” to Control Center.

Step 2: Access Control Center:

  • Swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen (iPad with Face ID) or swipe up from the bottom of the screen (iPad with Home button) to open the Control Center.

Step 3: Start Screen Recording:

  • In the Control Center, you’ll see a Record button, which looks like a filled-in circle inside a circle.
  • Tap the Recording button to start recording your screen. A three-second countdown will appear before the recording begins.

Step 4: Perform Screen Actions:

  • Once the recording starts, perform the actions you want to capture on your iPad’s screen. This could include navigating through apps, playing games, or demonstrating specific tasks.

Step 5: Stop Screen Recording:

  • To stop the recording, open the Control Center again.
  • Tap the red recording indicator at the top of the screen, or tap the “Record” button in the Control Center again to stop the recording.

Step 6: Save and Edit the Recording:

  • After stopping the recording, a notification will appear, indicating that the recording has been saved to your Photos app.
  • Open the Photos app to find the recorded video in the “Recents” album.
  • From here, you can edit the video using the built-in video editor or share it with others through various apps and platforms.

Additional Tips:

  • To record audio while screen recording, long-press the “Record” button in the Control Center and toggle on the microphone.
  • To hide the red recording indicator from the screen during the recording, go to “Settings” > “Control Center” > “Customize Controls” and remove “Screen Recording.”

By following these steps, you can easily screen record on your iPad, capturing various screen activities for a wide range of purposes. The built-in screen recording feature provides a quick and efficient way to record and share your iPad experiences with others.

View Recordings and Screenshots

Viewing recordings and screenshots is easy with the Photos app on your Apple device. When you record something, whether it’s a video or a screenshot, your device will automatically store the data in your Photos library. This makes it easy to locate and view the content you’ve captured.

To view your recordings and screenshots, open up the app then tap on one of them to view an individual piece of content. Once opened, you can then play the video to preview its contents as well as scrub through the video if needed. Additionally, you have the option to mute any sound that may be present in recordings as well as share the item with others or delete it if necessary. All these features make it simple to review all types of content stored on your device via Photos app without having to fumble through menus or search for files.

Editing a screen recording

Editing screen recordings can be a great way to enhance your video, or fix any mistakes you made during the recording process. The first step is to open the video in your Photos app, either by tapping on the notification bar after you finish recording, or by opening it from within the Photos app itself. Once you have selected Edit in the upper-right-hand corner, you can make a number of changes such as trimming unnecessary footage and deleting sections of your video. You can also adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and apply filters to make your final product look more polished.

In addition to these basic edits, there are some helpful tools for editing your screen recordings such as adding captions or text bubbles and flipping or rotating parts of the video. There’s also an undo button just in case you accidentally make a mistake while editing. To export your edited masterpiece to be shared with others, simply tap Save at the bottom right-hand side of the page and select where you’d like it saved. With these easy-to-use features, anyone can create stunning screen recordings with minimal effort.