Review of Best Screen Recorder for iOS

Last updated on June 19, 2017 by

There are many programs that can be used to record Windows and Mac OS screens. Even Android running devices have some screen recorders that are readily available in the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, for iOS fanatics, there are no iOS screen recorders found in the App Store because Apple is very strict with screen recorders for whatever reason. However, do not be sad just yet! We have found some screen recorders that work well with any iOS device.

Five Screen Recorders for iPhone/iPad Users


QuickTime logoThe first app on our list is not a full-time recorder but a multi-media player with some screen recording capabilities. It is currently the default media player for all Mac OS devices, and it works pretty well. With this tool, users can play audio and video, create playlists, and add album covers.

This program is capable of recording the screen, webcam feeds, and your iPhone screen as well. There are no added applications or special tricks required to record your iOS device. All you need to do is to connect your iPhone or iPad into you Mac device via a lightning cable. Once connected, simply click the record and stop buttons to start and end the recording.

record iOS with QuickTime

Cost: Free.

Compatibility: Mac OS

Pros: Free of charge, no additional software required, no jailbreak required.

Cons: Works only on Mac computers, and a lightning cable is necessary to use the app.

Apowersoft iPhone/iPad Recorder

ios screen recorderThe next screen recorder for iOS is an outstanding recorder called Apowersoft iPhone/iPad Recorder. This application has been meticulously designed to work with any iOS device. Unlike other screen recorders for iPhone, this tool does not require any jailbreaks, software extensions, plug-ins, and so on for it to work, making it a risk-free program.


By using this app, you will get mirroring, screenshot capturing, and screen recording functions all put together in just one app. To record your iOS screen with this tool, all you need to do is to open the tool and connect your iOS device to the program by enabling the “AirPlay” function on your iPhone. Once connected, your iOS screen activity will be displayed in the tool’s interface. From there, you can easily record your screen by hitting the record button. To end the screen recording, just click the red stop button.
record iPhone screen

Cost: Free for online version, Pro version requires license.

Compatibility: Both Windows and Mac operating system.

Pros: No jailbreak needed, provides clear recording and does not cause your device to slow down or lag when using the app.

Cons: Requires a WiFi connection.


ScreenflowNext on our list is a screen recorder that is intended for Mac OS devices. Aside from recording Mac screens, this application has extended its boundary and has added an iOS screen recorder. Now you can record your Mac’s screen along with your iOS device screens using a single application. This app is also equipped with editing functions if you need to modify something after you record a clip.

To record your iPhone with ScreenFlow you must open it first. After that, connect your device to the program with the use of a USB cable. Once connected, click “New Recording” and under “Record Screen From” choose your device. Click the record to start the recording, and stop button to end it.

Screenflow settings

Cost: It costs $99 with other upgrade fees.

Compatibility: Mac OS only.

Pros: Provides clear recording and it has a built-in video editing function.

Cons: It’s expensive if you only need an iOS recorder and a lightning cable is necessary.


AirshouNext on our list is a free iPhone screen recorder called AirShou. It is a well-known third-party screen recorder available for iOS devices that requires direct installation. It is a screen recorder, no more no less, aside from the fact that you can share your screen recording, such as gameplay, on Shou.TV, a site that is similar to Twitch.

Perhaps the biggest drawback of this app is that it is not easy to install because it is not available in the App Store. In the past, you could download it directly from using your device’s browser. Now, however, you can download AirShou with the help of Tutu Helper, which allows you to install third-party apps without jailbreaking the iOS.

record iPhone using Airshou

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS devices

Pros: Record your screen anywhere you are, no jailbreak needed.

Cons: It takes much time and effort to install the app, and it must be installed directly onto your phone, which can be risky for an app that is not guaranteed by Apple.


VidyoLast but surely least is an app called Vidyo. This screen recorder was able to sneak into App Store for few days before Apple removed it due to a violation of Apple’s Terms and Conditions. Vidyo is a nice application just like AirShou, but it requires a different method of installation because it cannot be found in the App Store anymore.

To use the app, you need to download its IPA file first from the Internet. You will also need a Cydia Impactor, which will help you install the unsigned app on your iOS device. To install this recorder, open your computer and launch Cydia Impactor. After that, connect your iOS device to the computer and drag and drop the Vidyo IPA file into Cydia Impactor. A prompt will ask for your Apple ID and password. Key in the info needed, and the installation will start right away.

record with Vidyo

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS devices

Pros: It can be used to record your screen anytime and anywhere, and it is free.

Cons: Installing the app will take some time due to its confusing process, and installing an unsigned application might be risky.

Those are the top five iPhone and iPad screen recorders that you can use to achieve a better screen recording experience. Different screen recorders running on different platforms are provided so that you will have the chance to choose which iOS screen recorder fits your needs.

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