Record your iPad Screen

Settings/Control Center/Customize Controls/Include

One of the best new features hidden in iOS is Screen Recording. You can only access it one way: by adding the button to the Control Center in Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls, if it’s not already there.

It may be too much for some of you, but it might be fun to play with for others. I used it to show a friend how to play a word game on the iPad.

Video recording button in control center

Once you have customized your Control Center, swipe up/double click the home button, and tap the round button on the screen (red arrow). You get a 3-second countdown to the iPad and then it records all the moves you make on the screen—you’ll be able to tell from the red banner at the top. It’s a perfect way to show off problems you’re experiencing, or to show someone how to do something. The video is stored in Photos and shareable. Remember to delete it when you no longer need it. Videos use a lot of memory.

Audio and screen buttons options to start.

Want audio with the recording? Press the round button for a long time and you’ll get an extra option to turn Microphone Audio On—this lets you do a narration as you record.

Tap the red status bar to confirm it’s time to stop—all of which is also recorded. Trim your videos using the built-in tools to cut the beginning and end off of whatever you record, just to make it go faster. You can’t get rid of the red banner at the top, but some video-editing apps and programs can probably crop that out (along with your status bar at top).

Thank you