It’s true that Apple does not allow you to record iPhone or iOS device’s screen by default or through any apps available on iOS App Store, because of privacy and security concerns. It could very easily be possible for apps to get hold of your private information or media files if allowed to record your iPhone or iOS device’s screen. The apps could be malicious and might continue recording even when the recording mode of the app is stopped. Other choices are to record your iPhone or iOS device’s screen through a computer by using apps such as Good Screen Recorder (Lite) or Reflector. However, these apps need a computer and can be costly. You can also record your iPhone or iOS device through the Cydia app, without needing a computer. But jail-breaking your device is necessary to use these apps. Previously an app named iRec was also available for this purpose but it no longer works.
So if you’re not willing to jail-break your iOS device or if you don’t own a computer, there’s one more option available to record iPhone or iOS device’s screen. The app called Shou, developed by Shou.TV. It allows the users to directly record their iOS device’s screen. One issue is that this app isn’t available on App Store, as discussed above that Apple won’t allow any apps that screen record. But you can overcome this problem by side-loading the app. Keeping in mind that this process can work for both iOS 7 as well as iOS 8 devices, follow these simple steps for free and easy downloading of app to record iPhone or iOS device’s screen.
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The main purpose of Shou application is to record iPhone or iOS device’s screen. This is how you can install it.
You can also open the recordings directly on other applications using the “Open In” option. You can also share it via Email or AirDrop. You must save the video to view it in the Camera Roll. The app works smoothly and might lag only when recording HD videos on Youtube.
If you prefer not to trust any app outside of the official iOS App Store, then your best bet is to use your Macbook to record iPhone or iOS device’s screen. You need to have an iOS device with iOS 8 or a newer version, A Mac running the OS X Yosemite and a Lightning-to-USB cable. You can upgrade your Mac to X Yosemite through Mac App Store. It’s a free upgrade available to all users. The cable comes with all the latest iOS devices and is used commonly as the charging cable. Once you have all the hardware available, follow these simple steps: