How to Record Your iPhone Screen Using QuickTime on Your Mac

How to Record the Screen of Your iPhone Using QuickTime on Your Mac

Besides playing your media files, the QuickTime app on a Mac can do more than what you think it can. You can use it to record the screen of your Mac, extract audio from a video file, rotate a video, and so on. One of the greatest features it has for Apple lovers is its ability to let you record the screen of your iPhone.

With QuickTime on your Mac you no longer need to run to a third-party app to record your iPhone’s screen, as the app can do the job for you easily. The only thing you need is a Mac and a cable that connects your phone to your Mac.

Here’s how:

Recording the Screen of an iPhone Using QuickTime on a Mac

1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac using a compatible cable and ensure that your Mac recognizes your device. You can check that by launching the iTunes app and seeing if it shows your iPhone.

2. Launch the QuickTime app by clicking on Launchpad in your dock and searching for and clicking on the QuickTime icon.


3. When QuickTime launches, click on the “File” menu followed by “New Movie Recording.” It should let you start a new movie recording on your Mac.


4. When the new movie recording screen comes up, click on the down-arrow icon next to the recording button and select “iPhone” as the source of recording. What you are doing here is telling the app where to capture the movie from, such as your iPhone.

Also, select “iPhone” as the microphone so that the voice is also recorded from your iPhone’s microphone.


5. As soon as iPhone is selected as the source for the movie, you should be able to see your iPhone’s screen on your Mac.

To start the recording, click on the red recording button.


6. You should see the following screen when the movie is being recorded.


7. When you are done recording the screen, click on the stop button on the screen to stop recording.

8. You can now click on the play icon to play the recorded video and see if it is what you were looking for.


9. To save the recording that you just made, click on the “File” menu and select “Save…”


10. Enter a name for the video file, select the location where you wish to save it, and finally click on “Save.”


11. You can now exit out of the QuickTime app as the job is done.

The app does the job very well and saves videos for you in really great quality. You can now share these videos with your friends, colleagues, family, or whoever you want.


If you are looking to record your iPhone’s screen but do not wish to use a third-party app, QuickTime is there to help you out.

Mahesh Makvana
Mahesh Makvana

Mahesh Makvana is a freelance tech writer who's written thousands of posts about various tech topics on various sites. He specializes in writing about Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android tech posts. He's been into the field for last eight years and hasn't spent a single day without tinkering around his devices.

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