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How To: Record Your iOS 8 Device’s Screen on Your Mac Running OS X Yosemite

How To: Record Your iOS 8 Device’s Screen on Your Mac Running OS X Yosemite

You may have noticed the new video previews of apps in the iOS App Store. Did you know you can easily make videos just like those by using just your iOS 8 device, a Lightning cable, and your Mac running OS X Yosemite? Here’s how.

quicktime_OS_X_Yosemite

Simply hook up your iOS device to your Mac via your Lightning sync/charge cable. Load the built-in Quicktime Player on your Mac, (running OS X Yosemite), and click “File” -> “New Movie Recording” as seen above. Then, simply select the iPhone as your video source, as shown below. Now, click the record button, and begin using the iOS device. Once you’ve recorded all you want to capture from your device, simply click the record button once more to stop the recording.

Quicktime_from-IOS_8

Now, save the video to your Mac’s hard drive, and then load it into your video editor of choice to create your finished video. Easy-Peasy.

While it’s true that OS X Yosemite hasn’t been released to the public yet, you’ll be ready for when Yosemite is released. The ability to record video from your iOS device will come in handy if you’re wanting to demonstrate an app or create a how-to video.

Apple’s Developer portal has some good information about recording your iOS app for video previews to be used in the App Store.

If you don’t upgrade to OS X Yosemite for some reason, or you need to record your iOS devices screen before Yosemite becomes available, there are other options available to record your iOS device to your Mac. A few of my favorites are X-Mirage, and Reflector.

  1. Mika Turk says:

    does this also work with the 30 pins connector on my iphone 4S?

    1. Chris Hauk Chris Hauk says:

      Sorry, it has to be an iOS device connected via a Lightning cable.

  2. Nelsoncolar says:

    You can use QuickTime player to record iPhone screen, free and easy, no need jailbreak.
    1. Plug in iPhone to computer, launch QuickTime and select menu File->New Movie Recording.
    2. On the right of the red circle record button on the video preview screen is a reversed ^ icon. Click on it for a drop down menu allowing you to choose the iPhone as video source. That’s all.
    To get better quality video like 4K or HD video, I’d recommend Acethinker iPhone Screen Recorder.

  3. Jan Civil says:

    quicktime player does no such thing today

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