record iPad gameplay

How to record yourself while playing a game on iPad?

I’m trying to find a way to record my friends iPad mini screen for them. Is there a method that doesn’t contain any jailbreaking as I can’t jailbreak my friends iPad. Any help would be appreciate!

Nowadays, carrying an iPad has become a tendency for people wherever they go. While using iPads, people could read books, watch movies or play games at their leisure time. And for many game fantastics, they may want to record a video while playing a game on iPad so that they can upload to YouTube for sharing their achievements or tricks in games. However, most of them have no ideas on how to record gameplay on iPad with no-jailbreaking device. Today we’ll focus on the method of recording iPad gameplay for YouTube.

How to Capture a Video While Playing a Game on iPad?

For Mac OS X: QuickTime

We know recording option is part of QuickTime Player, which is included with Mac OS X Yosemite. Although Apple does make a version of QuickTime for Windows, recording feature isn’t included in the Windows version of QuickTime.

To record gameplay or videos on iPad / iPhone on your Mac, make sure you’re running OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. Then connect your device to your Mac using a Lightning cable. Note that you may need to “Trust” your Mac before the iPhone will work.

  1. Launch QuickTime and click “File” and choose “New Movie Recording” from the menu bar.
  2. QuickTime recording movie

  3. This will bring a new QuickTime window for video recording, click the little arrow on it and select your iPad or iPhone from the drop-down menu.
  4. QuickTime record iPad screen

  5. Last, press “Record” button to perform recording gameplay on iPad. Once complete, click “Stop” button and save the video to local drive of Mac.

For Windows: iOS Screen Recorder

iPhone/iPad Screen Recorder is a perfect iOS recording program that allows iOS users to record gameplay, videos, photos, and all other contents and mirror iPad screen to computer wirelessly, just with a easy click. What’s more, system audio can be captured while streaming process. Don’t like other procedures required jail-breaking your iPad or iPhone, this iOS recorder supports both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices. Just keep your iPad and the computer/projector in the same Wi-Fi or local network they will get connected smoothly. Then follow the steps to record gameplay on iPad mini easily.

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record iOS screen PC

Firstly, start iPhone/iPad Screen Recorder on PC

Download dr.fone iPhone/iPad Screen Recorder. Then install and launch it on your computer. Once you complete the installation, the tooolkit will show you a list of features like below:

launch iPad game video recorder

Then, make sure your iPad and PC is on the same network

  • If your computer is connecting to Wi-Fi network, then connect to the same Wi-Fi on your device.
  • If your computer is not connecting to the Wi-Fi network, you should put your device and the computer under the same local area network.

After that, click “iOS Screen Recorder” on your computer, it will pop up the window of iOS Screen Recorder.

iPhone/iPad screen recorder

After that, enable AirPlay mirroring on your iPad

Back to your iPad, swipe up from the bottom of your iPad screen to open Control Center. Then tap on the “AirPlay” if you are using iOS devices before iOS 10. For iOS 10 users, simply hit “AirPlay Mirroring” from Control Center.

enable AirPlay mirroring

Last, record iPad games for YouTube uploading or sharing

Now go to the mirror window on your computer, just click the circle button and play any games on your iPad. iOS Recorder will capture any screen activities. When you are finished, click the circle button again to stop recording process. And you’ll be lead to the exported folder to view the recorded video.

recorded gameplay video

The recorded game video is saved as MP4 file and then you can upload to YouTube for sharing with your friends.