From past few years, gameplay videos have become very popular. More than 100 billion minutes of gameplay videos or live streams are watched on YouTube. In this guide I am going to show you how to record gameplay on your Android Phone, iPhone or iPad.
How to Record Gameplay on Android Devices
Google Play Games
In 2015 to expand the reach and views of mobile gameplay videos Google updated Google Play Games to record gameplay videos.It allows to record gameplay videos along commentary and share the gameplay with others.You can record in both 480p and 720p(HD) resolutions.To record follow the given steps:
1. First install ‘Google Play Games’ from ‘Google Play Store’ or go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.play.games .
2.After installing launch the application and click on ‘My Games’ option.
4.Then click on ‘Installed Games’ option.
5.A list of installed games will appear from which select a game whose gameplay you want to record.
6.Click on the red record button next to the green play button.
7.Next,you’ll be able to select whether you want to record gameplay in 480p or 720p. The recorded videos will be saved in ‘ScreenCasts’ folder on your phone.
8.Then the game will launch and you’ll see your face at the bottom left on the screen with three buttons.The button allows to enable/disable microphone or front camera and red button allows to start/stop recording.After recording you’ll be able to upload gameplay like others.
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AZ Screen Recorder
AZ Screen Recorder is one of the best screen recorder for Android.It doesn’t need rooted device,unlimited recording length,no watermarks and no-ads.It also includes features such as GIF conversion, screen drawing, trimming and cutting, or magic button.To know how to use this app follow these steps:
1. Download it from ‘Google Play Store’
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2. After installing,launch the ‘AZ Screen Recorder’ application from app drawer.
3. A bar will appear on screen with several buttons.Click on red recording button to start recording.It starts recording everything on your screen including notifications.
4. You can use app ‘Settings’ in the notification panel.In settings, you can choose video quality and bit rate.The highest resolution available is 1920*1080.
5.You can pause/stop recording from notification panel anytime.You can also use features such as trimming,cropping,replace audio or convert to gifs to get the last gameplay video.But these features must Paid version which costs $3.
How to record Gameplay on iphone or iPad Without Jailbreak
From iOS 9 a new feature named ‘ReplayKit’ allows to integrated recording to the iOS gamers. But not all games supports Replay-Kit.You can follow these steps to how to record while playing a game on iPad.
1. Launch a ReplayKit compatible game.
2. Click on the camera icon on the main screen.
3. Press ‘Record Screen’ to allow the game to record.
4.Once done recording click on the stop button.
Record Gameplay on Mac or iPad Using QuickTime player
All games doesn’t support ReplayKit. how to record yourself while playing a game on iPad by using QuickTime player.
1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to Mac via Lighting cable and open QuickTime player.
2. Go to ‘New Movie Recording’ option in ‘File’ menu.
3.Click on the Down Arrow next to recording option.
4.Select your device under Camera option.You can also select mic option to record music.
5.Click on Record button to start recording.Once done,click on stop button and save your video.
Using Apowersoft iPhone/iPad Recorder
It is one of the best recorder application for iOS devices.It allows users to mirror your iPhone/iPad to your PC.You can record videos in 720p and 1080p resolutions and save them in any format such as MP4,AVI,WMV,GIF,etc.You can also take screenshot with just one click.You can follow the given steps to record your gameplay video:
1. Download Apowersoft application in your PC.
2. Run the application after installation.
3. Now connect you iPhone or iPad and your Mac/PC to the same Wi-fi connection.
4. Open Control Panel on your iOS device and tap on ‘AirPlay’ button.
5. Now choose your PC name and enable ‘Mirroring’ option.
4.After that your device screen will be mirrored on your PC.
5.You can start recording your gameplay by clicking on the red recording icon.
6.Once done, Click on the red stop button to finish recording.
7.After that a window will appear with your gameplay video in it.
There are other ways to record gameplay in your iPhone/iPad devices other than above listed methods.This is one of the easiest way to record gameplay for iOS devices. All you have to do is follow these simple steps for record your iPhone or iPad gameplay for youtube:
1. First install ‘Shou’ app from apple store or visit the given url:
2. Launch Shou and sign up.You can also use Facebook or Google+ to sign up instantly.
3. Tap on the ‘i’ icon next to Start Recording option.This will bring options to change Format,Orientation,Resolution and Bitrate.
4. Click on Start Recording option to start recording.
5. After that come back to your device home screen.The red coloured top indicates recording.
6.Tap on red banner on top to stop recording or else go to Shou app and click on Stop Recording button.
7.You can access your recorded videos from Recording menu at the bottom of the screen.
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