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How to screenshot and screen record on an iPhone, iPad, and Mac

If you’ve ever wondered how to screen record on a Mac, you’re not alone. Following is a transcript of the video.

Apple doesn’t include screen-recording directions for its products. Here’s how to do it on a Mac:

  • Open Quicktime
  • Go to File
  • New Screen Recording
  • Press the “Record” button
  • Click the screen to record the entire area or click-and-drag around the area you want to record
  • You can record your computer’s microphone audio
  • You can also download plugins like Soundflower
  • This will allow you to record your computer’s audio as well
  • You’ll need to switch your Sound Output settings and select the right audio setting in Quicktime
  • When finished, press the “Stop” button on the taskbar
  • Make sure you save your file!

There are 3 ways to screenshot on a Mac:

  1. Press Command, Shift, 3 to screenshot the entire screen
  2. Command, Shift, 4 and click and drag over the area you want to grab
  3. Command, Shift, 4 then Spacebar and select the window to screenshow

Here’s how to screen record on an iPhone or iPad:

  • Make sure your device has iOS 11
  • Go to Settings
  • Control Center
  • Customise Controls
  • Add Screen Recording
  • When you’re ready to record, bring up the Control Center
  • Tap “Record”
  • It will give a 3-2-1 countdown
  • The taskbar turns red when recording
  • When finished, bring up the Control Center and press “Stop”
  • It won’t record your phone’s audio, but it will record your voice if you want to narrate anything.

To take a screenshot on an iPhone X press the “Power” and “Volume Up” buttons together. For iPads and earlier iPhone models press the “Power” and “Home” buttons together.

Happy creating!

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