How to Record Your iPhone or iPad Screen on PC.

To record the screen on your iPhone or iPad on your PC, you need a capture card, an MHL cable and video capture software.


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Follow these steps to record an iPhone / iPad Using a capture card and an MHL cable

( Hardware Requirements: iPhone/iPad, Capture card, MHL cable )

  1. Connect the MHL cable to an iPhone or iPad.
  2. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI input on your HDMI capture card.
  3. You are now able to see the iPhone screen on your PC through the 'Device Recording Mode' of Bandicam.

iPhone/iPad Recording Process

How to record a video capture device

  1. Start Bandicam and choose "Device Recording" mode.
  2. Click the "Device Settings" button, and select the device you want to record.
  3. Click the "Format Settings" button, and select the video size, FPS and color space.
    (If you can't see the screen of the device, install a device driver and select another video size.)
  4. If you can see the screen of the device, click the [ REC ] to start/stop the recording.

To record an external video and audio, please refer to » How to record capture card video and audio.

To record your iPhone/iPad screen on your PC, you need a capture card and an MHL cable.

Hardware Capture card (PCI or USB type) MHL Cable Adapter
Image HDMI capture cardUSB capture card iPhone MHL cable
Price $10~$200 (Amazon.com) $10~$50 (Amazon.com)

To record an Android smartphone, please visit HERE.

Device Recording FAQs

If you see an error message which says "Failed to initialize the video capture device",


If you have a USB capture device,

  • Please plug the device into a USB 3.0 slot.
  • A PCI/PCI-E capture card is usually better than a USB capture card.

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