How to Put Screen Record on iPad: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

Putting screen record on an iPad is a straightforward process that involves enabling the feature in the Control Center and then using it to capture your screen’s activities. With just a few taps, you can record your iPad’s screen for tutorials, capturing gameplay, or saving memorable video chats.

How to Put Screen Record on iPad

In this section, we’ll walk you through the steps to enable and use screen recording on your iPad. By the end of these steps, you’ll be a pro at recording anything on your iPad screen.

Step 1: Open the Settings App

Open your iPad and tap on the Settings app.

The Settings app icon looks like a gray gear and is typically found on your home screen. Tapping it will bring you to the menu where you can make all sorts of adjustments to your iPad’s features.

Step 2: Tap on Control Center

In the Settings menu, find and tap on Control Center.

The Control Center is where you can access all the quick settings and tools, including the screen recording feature. Scrolling down a bit in the Settings menu should reveal it.

Step 3: Customize Controls

Tap on Customize Controls within the Control Center menu.

This option lets you add or remove tools from the Control Center. To make screen recording available, you need to add it here.

Step 4: Add Screen Recording

Find Screen Recording in the list and tap the green plus sign (+) next to it.

This action adds the screen recording button to your Control Center. The green plus sign turns into a minus sign once the feature is added.

Step 5: Open Control Center

Swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen to open Control Center.

This gesture brings up the menu where you’ll find the screen recording button along with other quick access tools like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Step 6: Start Screen Recording

Tap the screen recording button (a circle with a dot inside it).

Once you tap, a countdown timer of three seconds will appear, giving you a moment to get ready before the recording starts.

Step 7: Stop Screen Recording

To stop recording, open the Control Center again and tap the screen recording button.

After you tap it, the recording will stop, and a notification will appear, indicating that the video has been saved to your Photos app.

After completing these steps, your iPad will save the screen recording to your Photos app. You can view, edit, or share the recorded video from there.

Tips for Using Screen Record on iPad

  • Ensure your iPad has enough storage space for recordings.
  • Turn on Do Not Disturb to avoid interruptions during recording.
  • Use a stable surface to minimize shaking if recording gameplay or tutorials.
  • Practice the steps a few times to become familiar with the process.
  • Check the recording settings to include microphone audio if needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I edit my screen recordings?

You can edit screen recordings directly in the Photos app by tapping “Edit” and using the available tools to trim, crop, or enhance your video.

Can I include audio in my screen recordings?

Yes, you can include audio by long-pressing the screen recording button in the Control Center and then tapping the microphone icon to enable it.

How long can I record my screen?

The recording length depends on your iPad’s storage space. Ensure you have ample storage to avoid prematurely stopping the recording.

What if my screen recording button is missing?

If the screen recording button is missing, go back to the Control Center settings and make sure it’s added under Customize Controls.

Can I screen record while using FaceTime?

Yes, you can screen record during FaceTime, but be aware it will capture both video and audio of the call.


  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Control Center.
  3. Tap Customize Controls.
  4. Add Screen Recording.
  5. Open Control Center.
  6. Tap the screen recording button.
  7. Stop recording by tapping the button again.


Putting screen record on your iPad is a breeze once you know where to look. This feature is incredibly useful for creating tutorials, saving video calls, or capturing gameplay. After following the steps and tips above, you’ll be well-equipped to use screen recording efficiently. Now that you’ve mastered this, why not explore other features your iPad offers? Keep experimenting and making the most out of your device. If you found this guide helpful, share it with others who might benefit from knowing how to put screen record on iPad. Happy recording!

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