It has always been difficult to do a screen recording of your iPhone or iPad.
If you remember clearly, Apple does not allow any type screencast or recording apps on their App Store (unless if you use QuickTime on a Mac). Some developers were able to bypass that. But it was a matter of time before deletion.
However, if you are willing to give up some of your free time to try out AirShou, the app that lets iOS users record their screen. This is going to be a piece of cake.
I made a compilation of screen recording apps before. But by far, AirShou is the best with its elegant interface and the ability to go live via its Shou.tv service.
Not only that it provide a basic screen recording feature, but AirShou is integrated with Shou.TV, a community for iOS and Android gamers to broadcast, host their gameplay and meet new people. Noted that if you upgraded to iOS 9, there is a similar built-in feature called ReplayKit.
But there are several problems with Apple’s ReplayKit
- Not all games are compatible with the feature
- No recording on the home screen
- Doesn’t support any apps except for those under the Games category
This is when AirShou and Shou come in to save the world, isn’t it?
Both of these applications will let you record the screen of your iOS device, and if it happens to be gameplay, you can quickly share it on Shou.TV (similar to YouTube Gaming and Twitch). In case it’s just an ordinary recording, then you can save it directly to your Camera Roll.
How to Record Your iPhone Screen using AirShou
The AirShou app is now available for download from the iEmulators store.
- Click on this link from your Safari browser
- Scroll down until you see AirShou
- Tap the ‘Install’ button
- Go to Settings > General > Device Management and Trust
Now all you have to do is wait for the app to installed on your home screen. Upon opening, you will see two options: Start Broadcasting and Start Recording.
You know which one you want to choose right? Shou also provide settings such as Format, Orientation, Resolution, and Bitrate. Config it to your liking and tap on Start Recording.
Get out of the app and you should see a red banner on top of the screen. This indicates you’re currently recording your iOS screen. Tap on it to stop at any time.
The Recordings tab from AirShou is the recording viewer. Users also have the ability to Play, Open in, Save To Camera Roll, and Delete from the same tab.
Can’t Open the App? Here’s How to Fix
Just like any other third-party applications, since iOS 9, Apple has put extra restrictions upon them. As a result, users will have to trust the app they downloaded individually.
This instructions is from one of the post we wrote about on Untrusted Developer issue.
- Go to Settings > General > Profile
- On this page, you may find several enterprise apps
- Choose the app corresponding to the app that iPhone doesn’t let you open
- Tap on the Trust button and another one to confirm
What if AirShou Doesn’t Work or Can’t be Downloaded?
AirShou isn’t the only screen recording app for iOS. If you tried to download AirShou and it shows an error like “Unable to Download” or something like that, it’s time to move on.
Below you will find a list of other screen recorders for iPhone and iPad as well. Check them out and see if they work on your device.
- iRec (now updated to support iOS 10)
- Vidyo! (went from an official App Store application to sideloading app)
Be sure to let me know how it goes for you.