How to Record Screen on iPhone and iPad

Are you looking for the best ways to record your screen on iPhone and iPad while playing Clash Royale?

In this tutorial, I’ll be talking about a few screen recorder for iPhone that allows you to record anything from gameplay to other screens across your device. The post will be split into two part, one for regular iPhone and iPad without Cydia (Non-Jailbroken) and the other part will talk about a Cydia tweak called Display Recorder.


How to Record Screen on iPhone and iPad

Clash Royale has been out in the App Store for almost four months now. The game is now one of the most popular video games of 2016 for both iPhone and iPad, especially when it comes from Supercell, the very famous game maker behind Boom Beach, Hay Day, and Clash of Clans. Without making a further introduction, I want to get straight to today’s topic. A lot of you guys have been requesting a tutorial on how to record your Clash Royale gameplay on your iOS devices. If you search on YouTube, there is a gigantic list of gameplays out there for Clash Royale, including our own. Ever wondered how they recorded the gameplay? Don’t worry because this article will show you how to do just that. Although Apple has implemented their own recording feature called Replay Kit into the most recent firmware, iOS 9, not too many iPhone games are supporting this feature. As a result, this isn’t a viable option for us.

Non-Jailbroken Devices

If you are a elite mobile gamer that watches gameplays across the internet, you must have heard of Shou.TV. This is a community for both Android and iOS gamers to share their gameplays, watch others play their favorite games, and make new friends. To makes a job of a broadcaster easier, the Shou.TV team also came out with an application called AirShou which lets users record the screen of their device. This means you can now record your own Clash Royale gameplay.

AirShou Application of iOS

Prior to using the AirShou app, I’ve been using another app called iRec for awhile but after updating to iOS 9, the application stopped working. After reading a review on AirShou, I decided to give it a go and haven’t look at since.

It’s very easy to install this recording app on your iPhone. The first thing you want to do is visit iEmulator site on your iOS device. Scroll down and tap on the AirShou icon. Then tap Install and Install again to confirm. Wait a few minutes until the downloading process is over, then launch the app.



Before you can start recording, you will have to sign up for a Shou.TV account. This way, after you’re done recording, you can share it on their site (optional). Or you can save it to your Camera Roll and upload it elsewhere.


Jailbroken Devices

It doesn’t matter if you have a jailbroken device or not, AirShou should work regardless. However, if you want something less bloated and with more features, Display Recorder by Ryan Petrich is the best option.

Note that this tweak is not free, which means you will have to pay $3.99. But before you say screwed that let me tell you why this thing cost that much. With Display Recorder, you can launch the recording feature any within the device. In other words, you can start recording while inside Clash Royale or be battling someone. Whereas with AirShou, you have to open the recording app first and tap Record.


Another impressive feature is high-quality recording, hardware accelerated video encoding, built-in YouTube uploading, and much more. Are you convinced now? If yes, open Cydia and install Display Recorder now.

What about Android users? It’s much easier for Android users because there are a bunch on the Play Store; Play Games, Screen Recorder For KitKat, and again, Shou. I will post a detailed guide for Android users soon!

Okay guys. those two are the best options for iOS devices, but if you want more options, please let me know and I try to help you.

And that’s all we got for you, folks. Be sure to let us know what kind of tutorial you want to read next. A big thanks to Kay Tan for helping Clash Royale Arena do this tutorial.

  • Muguet

    Thanks! I’ll try AirShou and give you feedback. It has a cute name too wahaha

    • Will Potter

      I usually use my laptop to record videos xD but using applications on devices is much easier!

  • SkythekidRIS

    You can also use QuickTimePlayer for mac user. Simply follow these steps.
    1. Plug your iPhone/iPad/iPod to your computer
    2. Click trust on your device
    3. Open QuickTimePlayer (Can be found in application folder)
    4. At the top click File > New Movie Recording
    5. Click the little drop down arrow near the record button and select your device.
    6. Click the record button.

    • Will Potter

      Thank for the great share mate! I usually use this one :D.

    • Wish I had a mac and an iOS device. I have android and windows >.<

  • Nick Arthur

    I have tried Airshou but find there is a recording bar on the top. Can I remove it?

  • Nick Arthur

    Another question here, is Shou and AirShou the same app, I find what I am using is named as Shou and from Emu4iOS Store.

    • Will Potter

      Yea I think they are the same app buddy!

  • Will Potter

    xD You are very welcome buddy!

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    • Will Potter

      haha thanks man! Glad to hear that you have found this one helpful 😀

  • Nelsoncolar

    Great guide, thanks for the sharing. Currently, I’m using a desktop app call acethinker iphone screen recorder that mirrors my iPhone screen to the computer and use its screen recording function to record Clash Royale gameplay. It’s not that direct, but it works. Share it here as an alternative method.

    • Will Potter

      Nice. Thanks a lot for sharing this Nelsoncolar!

  • Hermione Potter

    Yeah, I am going to use the air shou method as I am a youtuber and have problems recording a screen on my ipad.