How To Record Your iPad Screen The Easy Way

I have another very helpful cool tip for all you guys who want to know how to easily record your iPad screen to a computer screen. If you are someone like me, who loves recording educational videos; or if you have been loving the use of a writing tablet for illustrations – this new app is way cooler!

Inside this video, I mention how you can switch from your iPad screen to whatever you’re recording and the two ways of setting this thing up (basic and advanced). I also briefly show how to make this app work on your computer.

I am loving how this app has made my life easier and my productivity a lot better. I don’t have to think of preparing slides, I can basically be very visual in real time while I just flick between my illustrations on my iPad and what I am recording on the camera.

There are a number of other applications that you can use this for and I am sure you are going to love it! Let me know what you think of this app by leaving your comment below.

Also, if you’ve enjoyed this video, please subscribe to my YouTube channel for more cool stuff.

Talk soon!

Gideon Shalwick

Here are the links I’ve mentioned inside this video:
Reflection App
Screenflow (Aff link)

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About Gideon Shalwick

Gideon Shalwick is a YouTube and video marketing expert, and has figured out how to get a TON of attention using online video (with one YouTube channel reaching 10 million views!), and today, he's built a following of over 100,000 people for his business ventures, and 60,000+ people on this very blog, where he shares some of his most powerful video marketing strategies.

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140 Responses to How To Record Your iPad Screen The Easy Way

  1. [..YouTube..] cool video. It is a lit bit advance i think. I think you can just use screenflow with recording camera from your mac with bamboo tablet. Video is not going to be that clean because camera is not that great on computer but it will kinda do the same thing… u can see some of my videos where i do how tos i just use my mac camera… it looks ok.

  2. Damir Irina

    cool video. It is a lit bit advance i think. I think you can just use
    screenflow with recording camera from your mac with bamboo tablet. Video is
    not going to be that clean because camera is not that great on computer but
    it will kinda do the same thing… u can see some of my videos where i do
    how tos i just use my mac camera… it looks ok.

  3. [..YouTube..] Looks like it is only available for MACs not PCs?

  4. [..YouTube..] hehehe… good one!

  5. Gideon Shalwick

    hehehe… good one!

  6. [..YouTube..] Ah nice tips to keep things affordable…

  7. [..YouTube..] Ah cool! You know, it actually beats me why we dont have a “Screenflow App” on the ipad yet… perhaps they are working on it!

  8. [..YouTube..] Oh darn… my apologies I should have checked that. I get so carried away with apple products sometimes that I completely forget about the PC world!

  9. Gideon Shalwick

    Oh darn… my apologies I should have checked that. I get so carried away
    with apple products sometimes that I completely forget about the PC world!

  10. [..YouTube..] Yeah looks like it, unfortch!

  11. [..YouTube..] Yeah it makes a lot of sense to have Mac and Apple products when you do video online

  12. Gideon Shalwick

    Yeah it makes a lot of sense to have Mac and Apple products when you do
    video online

  13. lol – thanks! I think my receding hairline might have something to do with growing brains perhaps? hehehe

  14. GideonShalwick

    Yeah totally – the bamboo stylus with it’s paper app, and now this reflection app has taken my iPad to a WHOLE new level. In fact, I stopped using my iPad for months, until I got these cool new tools on it!

  15. GideonShalwick

    Yeah totally! And while you can just use a simple bamboo tablet for that too, I find it sometimes hard to draw on the tablet while looking on the screen, whereas with the Ipad, you can look at the iPad while drawing, and it will come up nicely on the screen, in real time! Much easier to create accurate drawings…

  16. GideonShalwick

    Check one of my previous vids – it shows you how I do the white background. In fact, just google “how to make your videos look more professional” and my video should come up first or second…

  17. GideonShalwick

    Google “how to make your videos look more professional” and my video of showing you how to create a nice clean white background should come up first or second…

  18. GideonShalwick

    correct! but of course I am a little insane about productivity and cool gadgets lol!

  19. GideonShalwick

    Yeah, sorry about that – I forgot to check!

  20. SaralandWebDesign

    Thanks Gideon! Btw, if you only wanted to record what is on the iPad screen, the ReflectionApp now (April 2012) provides an option to do that WITHOUT having to rely on Camtasia or Screenflow. (Just go to the MENU: Device – Start Recording.)

  21. Edu DeAguiar

    How to show your iPad screen on your videos.

  22. CollegeStudentMatt

    Yeah, the iPad is more ideal, plus anything apple is just cool like that (I’m not biased)!

  23. UKRenewables

    No problem, thanks for taking the time to respond.

  24. TheCodingUniverse

    Hey Gideon! Can you please do a video on when you should upload videos on a day-to-day basis? It’s something which I have been thinking about for the last weeks. I ended up using the demographics section of YouTube Analytics and figuring out which time zone people were in and then using the “prime time” concept to figure out when. But maybe you know of a better way of going about this. Please let me know. As always, great content.

  25. domilists

    What drawing app are you using on your iPad?

  26. nick92065

    You really need to learn the prices of things it’s 14.99 not 5.00 too pricey. You really need to do your research before you post a video. Where are you getting your info from?

  27. nick92065

    I also use ScreenRecord SD it’s free.

  28. steviiboy1

    It’s not for pc :(

  29. dalebeaumont

    Hi Gideon, What is your favourite drawing App on your iPad?

  30. GideonShalwick

    Hey Dale – I use Bamboo Paper – kicks ass!

  31. Hey Dale – I use Bamboo Paper – kicks ass!

  32. elaria1

    Does anyone have any suggestions for how PC users can record their iPad screen?? Thanks!

  33. makesilverjewelry

    I just got the Reflection App! And I LOVE it! Thank you so so much for this awesome tip, Gideon! Will make my vids so much better! Keep em coming! Your vids are so addicting :)

  34. GideonShalwick

    No probs! You’re totally welcome!

  35. i love your videos! thanks for actually really sharing too for example sharing what your camera was you use! Some people try to keep all the good tips to themselves! I am going to use this app to record myself showing demo applications for small businesses! I think I am going to play with illustration as well and make it all into a quick mashup video! :) you rock! I subscribed! 

  36. laKeishaMichelle

    i love your videos! thanks for actually really sharing too for example sharing what your camera was you use! Some people try to keep all the good tips to themselves! I am going to use this app to record myself showing demo applications for small businesses! I think I am going to play with illustration as well and make it all into a quick mashup video! :) you rock! I subscribed!

  37. Chuck Frey

    *A clever way to record your iPad’s screen*

    +Gideon Shalwick explains how to use an iPad app called Reflection to
    transmit whatever is on your iPad screen to a nearby computer – upon which
    you can do a capture using Camtasia or Screenshow. Very clever!!

  38. daniel7am

    hey how are you finding the use of splasheo?

  39. GideonShalwick

    works amazing! I’m a little biased though ;) best to give it a shot and see what happens!

  40. surfingmama

    OK I’m hooked. Better get an ipad now as this looks so cool. Thanks for sharing something so practical again Gideon. By the way….you have real creative flair. Have you missed your calling as an artist?

  41. GideonShalwick

    LOL – the initial expense seems greater before the purchase than after the purchase ;)

  42. dyz777

    Gideon, as always, great idea,
    thanks

  43. nikkidragonqueen1

    i got a bit lost how do you record the screen? i need it in writing someone reply

  44. radicalaccounting

    Anyone got the app for PC yet? Thanks in advance

  45. Tice Melo

    watch crazy dog loves her food

  46. Gideon,

    If you think this is cool, have a look at Splashtop’s ‘Whiteboard’ app. This lets you connect the iPad to the computer and then do things like annotate over slideshows, or even control your computer.

    Check it out http://www.splashtop.com/whiteboard

    Cheers,
    Dean Jones

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah very cool – I’ve been looking for that one! Thanks Dean!

  47. SoulJuiceTV

    i bought the app but cannot get it working with my macbook pro …. how do you get it working?

  48. Gilbert Bunny

    Im annoyed. I cant figure it out, either.

    I’ve been trying the past hour, and I THINK you need something to use airplay. Once that is on your Mac, it should appear on your IOS device?

    I hope this isnt the case, because it clearly says in the description that you dont ned to spend money on expensive gear.

  49. Gilbert Bunny

    You need a device that uses AIRPLAY to run this. Not once do you mention this in your video, and you EVEN say you don’t need to buy any expensive hardware to run it.

    Its been noted on tech forums how much of a joke this video is. Thumbs down heading your way.

    Thanks for A) Wasting peoples time and B) WASTING PEOPLES MONEY!!

  50. SoulJuiceTV

    reflection peeps sent me this instruction. “Download Reflection & copy it 2 your Applications folder. Launch the app, double-tap the home button on yr iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3 & swipe right on the multitask tray til u c the AirPlay icon next 2 the volume slider. Tap this & select your Mac from the list. Last, toggle the “Mirror” switch. its not quite as what they say so have a play and know it works, u will get there …. i have suggested they do a screen capture tutorial 2 show how 2 set it up

  51. Jet Acer

    How do you get screen flow on iPad

  52. funnytiger101

    Really? 5-10 bucks? -_-

  53. xXViRusxAZ1NXx

    Or buy apple tv to put on tv

  54. Rey Chirino

    I read the note in the video that said that this app is not for PC but this is what is says on their front page:

    “1.0.1Release Notes
    Your iPhone or iPad. On your Mac or PC.
    AirPlay mirror your iPhone 4S, iPad 2 or the new iPad to any Mac or PC, wirelessly.

    9.3 MB – Free Download is a limited time trial. Reflection requires OS X 10.6.8+ or Windows XP and greater and iPhone 4S, iPad 2 or the new iPad. Recording options are not available on all operating systems”

  55. Newsuperspyrospam

    Hey guys! If you press the home and off button, it will take a picture of your screen!

  56. WesternProduct

    Where you need it?
    If you want to record your screen use quicktime its in your mac already!

  57. teamtikaani1

    If you press the home and off switch on the iPad it takes a photo.

  58. teamtikaani1

    Can’t you just record on your iPad anyway? That’s what I do?

  59. MarioSonicGameMaster

    what app do you download for ipad?

  60. Nayan Maharjan

    you are stupid….reflection also works on PC….don’t believe me???? check urself

  61. silvan3141592

    Great vid, but you don’t have to explain the use for it, the people getting to this video have been searching for it…

  62. seanthesheep101

    Jailbreak

  63. seanthesheep101

    Haha April 27th my birthday :)

  64. thepromoification

    It better work

  65. jessicavotran

    how do I record screen of my android tablet

  66. Simon Proteau

    Hey Gideon. What is the exact name of that reflection app please ? tx.

  67. Gideon Shalwick

    Check video’s description area?

  68. brobi338

    Y NOT FREE???

  69. Tommy Ross

    Fuck this video

  70. EpisodeTwelve

    I used a software called airplay, I couldn’t get it to work, so I’m hoping that this software is reliable. Thanks for the video, very helpful. Could you tell me how exactly the iPad gets on the screen, is it through wi-fi?

  71. EpisodeTwelve

    And, does this work with iPad min

  72. isuwansilp

    Does it have virus? I really am happy to see a video that shows how to film it

  73. TheSmack0100

    I dont think it does because I’ve been trying to do it all night

  74. SuperBoejoe

    Reflection app has a virus!

  75. MrGlatorian5

    As soon as he started talking about money I was like NOPE can’t do this!!!

  76. TheShadowCookieX

    If you have to pay fuck this

  77. MrTutorials4theworld

    Very helpful….. Thanks mate

  78. crazygamerboys50

    if u have to pay oh my god fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkk but if its free yay and its not air server

  79. crazygamerboys50

    it works thanks i subed

  80. minecr4ft1000

    :D

  81. riobluey

    What screen recorder do you use?

  82. sven hutchinson

    Hi Gideon, I have this app (and just bought the stylus from your link) the picture on my laptop however looks fuzzy. How were you able to fix the aspect ratio for your screencast?

  83. 828Kyle

    Then I guess I hate cute little puppy dogs, Sub Fag.

  84. Jeff Waters

    Very cool!
    What app are you actually drawing in on the ipad?

  85. chipshopboysftw

    Blowjob sploogefest

  86. chipshopboysftw

    Lol /_/

  87. Åge FiIm

    Thanks now can I make let’s play iPad part 43 for exemple

  88. Archie Roberts

    What was the app called

  89. Timothy Oneil

    USE REFLECTION!

  90. Timothy Oneil

    ITS SICK DUDE NICE VID!

  91. jennifer brown

    Shut up and get on with it Lol!

  92. diddelydoodlebird

    You retard get to the point

  93. Sinead Green

    JUST GET ON WITH IT

  94. popgod12345

    Hurry up

  95. Greg West

    No kidding Herut up and lose the hand gestures, I recommend sitting on them…oh BTW get the name and price into your script, although my bet is you didn’t bother to create a script. All in all 2 out of 10 and only be ause I am a fan of green screening

  96. sonny hale

    Don’t be horrible at least he’s telling u how 2 do it

  97. Nicholas Hellyerpangan

    i actually check the price and it was $13.

  98. poor midget

    Wow you could off shown us instead off drawing it wow

  99. Jani Gmoney

    This is amazing!!

  100. Yuhann Basher

    Is it like airserver i downloaded airserver but i want to record

  101. ItzzCure

    So this doesnt work for the original Ipad?

  102. YeyeBroughtCookies

    I like paper by 53 as my drawing app or my fave: autodesk sketchbook express or jot free any of those are amazing apps

  103. RMGNow Stingl

    or you could not watch this vid and go through all that work and just buy a cord for like 15 dollers

  104. Andrew Mikolajewski

    Hi

  105. nicholas vermeulen

    it dosen’t work for mac only pc for some reason please reply

  106. craftamaniarox

    U HAVE TO PAY GUYS! it would have bern useful to know.

  107. PixelXArcher

    Like this comment if this video was completely useless

  108. NotReaVides

    does it change anything if the ipad is retina or not

  109. erik fotball cool

    Thx

  110. erik fotball cool

    Kidding, what is this?

  111. Hey Gideon they do have a software that will record the PC now called Airserver.
    Awesome Video…

  112. AndreasFraSkive

    the reflection app is slow

  113. TwoTurbs

    I hate to beg, but me and my sister are setting up a Channel based on us playing various Horror/Adventure/Action games on the iPad, so we it would be great if we had some Subs beforehand. We have already uploaded a How To… Video on how you can screen record on iPhone or iPad, so please check it out. Thank you, WE SALUTE YOU!

  114. Harrison Caldeira

    This was good

  115. Harrison Caldeira

    I subbed

  116. ClashersUnite

    i have windows and the window of the reflector app screen doesn’t pop out any suggestions on how to fix this

  117. NellyCollenn

    @PixelXArcher that awkward moment when no one likes your comment.

  118. Wafflesthekittyplays

    Thank you soo much this really helps!!! XD

  119. ipadsarah themoviemaker

    I didnt find the ap

  120. Bellal Hamidi

    Thanks

  121. furniturechu

    sir . you can easily explain the whole thing in 2 minutes, why you complicate the stuff?????!!

  122. techandmusic02

    check my video it is in my channel , i m sure it will work for anyone if u follow it properly , i promise it will work for everyone and if it doesn’t then u can comment anything bad u want on my channel , just be sure to check it

  123. Ammar kk

    Pla..pla..pla

  124. Marcos Ramirez

    Fags

  125. Terence

    This is great, Gideon. I’ve been putting together video tutorials for a biology course I teach and was hunting around for this kind of thing. Regarding the Reflection App, the website link seems to have gone offline and I can’t locate them anywhere else with google. Are they and their app still around? Thanks – Terence

  126. rutger588

    These are all paid, I got a cracked one

    /watch?v=afr9-ewymgg

  127. Brian Gyppy

    Nananafuck u

  128. Tania Ramtin

    Can you do it for free?

  129. Illshowmyfaceat1bill

    You can use airserver, airserver is when u mirror up your ipad so it shows up in your pc. You can record it while doing that :3

  130. TheLitleostars

    Hi

  131. Matt Taylor

    Are u from South Africa?

  132. Gideon Shalwick

    originally yes!

  133. ngochuy nguyen

    Hoppa without a PC

  134. arshia shakeri

    cold reflection? wow

  135. PATTYSMASHER

    Thx

  136. Tari Zhu

    Omg this is good

  137. Tari Zhu

    I record games dude

  138. Aidvin Flaviano

    :-)

  139. Anas Bouhassoun

    Thank you for this video!!