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How to Screen Record on iPad

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If you want to take a screen recording on an iPad, then you are in luck. You can take an iPad screen recording from your iPad’s control center and then view recordings on the device. If you want additional features such as video editing and cloud storage, you can download a third-party iOS screen recorder onto your device. Regardless of your screen recording needs, you can find the right iPad app for you.

In this article, we will first go over how to screen record on your iPad without downloading additional tools. Then, we will cover the best iPad screen capture apps. You can also download the below apps for iPhone if you prefer.

How to Use the iPad Screen Recording Feature

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To screen record on your iPad, you first need to add the screen recording option to your Control Center. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to your Settings app.
  2. Click on the “Control Center” tab.
  3. Tap the + sign next to “Screen Recording”.

Now, the screen recording feature is available in your Control Center. To begin a screen recording, do the following:

  1. Open your Control Center by swiping down from the top right corner of your screen.
  2. Tap the screen recording button the Screen Recording button.
  3. After three seconds, your recording will begin. Navigate to the app or page that you want to record.
  4. To stop recording, open your Control Center again and click on the red recording button or on the red status bar at the top of your screen. Then, press stop.

You can access your finished recordings from the Photos app. You can trim your recordings and share them with another iOS app.

Top iPad Screen Capture Apps

While the built-in iPad screen recording has a lot of features, it is rather limited in terms of editing tools and video storage options. As such, you may want access to another iPad screen capture app. The apps below are some of the best available on the iOS app store and include both free and paid options.

1. Droplr

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With Droplr’s iPad app, you can record both webcam videos and screen recordings and store them in your online Droplr library. From your library, you can share videos and other files directly with other apps or generate a shareable link. You can paste this link into any other platform to easily share your video with others. You can also upload and share screenshots, documents, and any other type of file. Best of all, you can access your files from any other device that connects to the internet with a Droplr account. Droplr requires a monthly or annual subscription starting at $6/month.

2. Screencast-O-Matic

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Screencast-O-Matic provides an all-in-one video recording and editing app for iOS. You can record your screen, webcam, or both at the same time. You can even add facecam recordings onto existing videos, which are perfect for reaction vids. Once you’re finished recording, you can add music, filters, text, stickers, and audio narration to your videos. You can also trim and crop them, blur out sensitive information, and adjust speed and playback controls. You can then download edited videos to your iPad or share them directly with another app. With the free app, you can record videos up to 15 minutes in length. For longer videos, you can subscribe to a paid account starting at $4/month.

3. Go Record

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Go Record is a highly-rated screen recording and editing app designed specifically for iPad. You can screen record any app on your device and add facecam reactions and audio. Go Record also offers an editing suite so you can fine-tune your videos after recording. To save your video, you can download it to your Photos app or upload it directly to YouTube for easy sharing.

4. Record it!

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Record it! is a free iPad screen capture app perfect for recording gameplay or reaction videos. You can add audio commentary and facecam reactions to your videos. After recording, you can edit your videos by trimming them, adding filters, and adjusting the playback speed. To share your videos with others, you can upload them directly to YouTube or export them via other iPad apps, AirDrop, or email. If you want to record a video longer than 3 minutes, then you will need to purchase the in-app upgrade.

5. AZ Recorder

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AZ Recorder’s screen recording app provides an inexpensive subscription service for creating and sharing videos. You can record video, audio, and facecam reactions. After recording, you can trim your videos and share them with other apps. You can also import external video files to edit them. AZ Recorder’s pricing begins at $3.49/month.

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