You can record your iPad’s screen without having to download additional software. In this guide we’ll show you how to screen record your iPad’s screen on iPadOS 15.
iPadOS 15 comes with a handy screen recording feature that you can use if you want to show someone what you’re doing on your screen.
Screen recording is useful if you want to send someone highlights of a game, a tutorial, or even a bug you’re dealing with on device.
The feature isn’t front and center on iPadOS so some of you may have forgotten how to do it. And if you’re new to iPad and iPadOS, you may not know how.
So if you just switched to an iPad, or you’ve simply forgotten the process, we’re going to show you how to record your iPad’s screen in a few easy steps.
How to Screen Record iPad on iPadOS 15
You don’t need to download an app or jailbreak your iPad in order to record your screen. You simply need to add Apple’s Screen Recording feature to your iPad’s Control Center.
If you’re unfamiliar, Control Center is the screen that pops up if you pull from the top right of the screen if you’re using an iPad without a home button or the bottom edge of the screen if you’re using an iPad with a home button.
Here’s how to add screen recording to your iPad’s Control Center:
- First, open up the Settings app on your tablet.
- Tap Control Center.
- Under the Included Controls section, find Screen Recording.
- Tap the green plus sign next to Screen Recording.
This will add the Screen Recording icon to your iPad’s Control Center for easy access and now, you’re ready to quickly record your tablet’s screen whenever you want.
When you’re ready to record your iPad’s screen, follow these steps:
- Bring up Control Center on your iPad.
- Tap the Screen Recording icon you just added to Control Center.
- When you do that, your iPad will give you a three second countdown. After that, the recording will start.
Once it starts recording you’ll notice a red icon in the upper left corner of your tablet’s display. Tapping this icon will bring up a menu that lets you stop recording your screen whenever you want.
After you stop recording, your video will automatically be sent to the Photos app where you can edit it and/or share it with others through apps like Messages.
Screen Recording doesn’t have a ton of controls. That said, you can use a long press on the Screen Recording icon in Control Center to bring up a few options.
After you do this you’ll notice two controls. One allows you to quickly record in an app like Twitch. The other option allows you to toggle your iPad’s microphone on or off.
Keep in mind, some applications won’t let you use screen recording due to copyright or privacy issues. Others may not let you record audio. You also can’t use screen mirroring while recording your iPad’s screen.
Install iOS 15.5 for Better Security
If security is important to you, you'll want to think about installing Apple's iOS 15.5 update right away.
iOS 15.5 brings 27 new security patches to the iPhone and they are essential if you want to keep your device and its data protected. You can learn more about these patches over on Apple's security site.
If you missed iOS 15.4.1, it had just one new security patch on board. You can read more about it over on Apple's website.
If you missed the iOS 15.4 update, it had a whopping 36 new security patches on board. If you want to learn more about these patches, head on over to Apple's security site for the particulars.
If you missed iOS 15.3.1, it had one security patch on board. For more about it, head over to Apple's security page.
If you missed iOS 15.3, you'll also get its patches with your upgrade. iOS 15.3 brought 10 new security patches to iPhone users. If you're interested in the details, you can read more about them right here.
If you missed iOS 15.2.1, you'll get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about the change over on Apple's website.
If you missed Apple's iOS 15.2 update, you'll get its 30+ security patches with your upgrade. You can read all about them over on the company's security site.
iOS 15.2 also included some important upgrades to privacy. The software brought the company's App Privacy Report to Settings. This lets you see how often your apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts and more during the last seven days. You can also see their network activity.
In addition, iOS 15.2 brought Apple's communication safety features for kids. You'll find these features in the Messages app, in Siri, in Spotlight, and in Search.
If you missed iOS 15.1, iOS 15.5 will bring its security patches to your iPhone. You can read more about them on Apple's website.
If you missed iOS 15.0.2 you'll also get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about it right here.
iOS 15.0 also brought numerous security patches to your iPhone. If you'll be moving up from iOS 14 and you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's security website.
Apple's updated its website with new information about iOS 15's batch of security patches. The company now says the software patched up an issue that could have exposed a user's private Apple ID information and in-app search history. It also says iOS 15 patched up an issue that allowed apps to override Privacy preferences.
If you skipped iOS 14.8 or any older versions of iOS, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 15.5 update as well.
In addition to those patches, iOS 15 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Siri. Requests made to Siri are now processed on the device itself using Neural Engine. This makes it more secure.
If you're an Apple Card user, you'll now get a security code that changes regularly to use when you make online transactions.
Apple's also included a built-in authenticator that's similar to Google Authenticator. This will let you generate verification codes for enhanced sign-in security under your Passwords.
There's also a Mail feature that hides your IP address.
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