Screen recording directly on your iPhone has always required your iPhone to be jailbroken. After jailbreaking your iPhone, you used utilities such as DisplayRecorder, a jailbreak tweak that records screen from within iPhone or mirror Mac apps such as Reflector where you hook up the iPhone/iPad to a computer and then record the computer’s display. But now, xRec has made its way into the app store that doesn’t require your device to be jailbroken…
xRec is a new screen recording application for iPhone, now available in the app store, that allows you to record your iPhone’s screen directly from the device.
How xRec works
- Open the xRec;
- Under Settings Tab, choose the orientation;
- Under Record tab and tap Start button;
- Now do whatever you wanted to record on your iPhone. When you’re done with what you wanted to record, open the screen recorder again and tap the Stop button;
- Recording will encode the video;
- Once done, go to the Videos tab. There you should find your recorded screen video that can be saved to the Camera roll.
One drawbacks of xRec, as compared to DisplayRecorder jailbreak app and Reflector, is that the recorded screen using xRec comes with a red bar at the top, just below the status bar. The app is not yet compatible with iOS 7. However, support for iPad and iOS 7 is said to be work-in-process.
If you’ve a jailbroken device, we strongly recommend DisplayRecorder Cydia tweak available in Cydia. However, if your device is not jailbroken or you cannot spend $12.99 on Reflector, then xRec is the way to go.
xRec for iPhone is available in the app store for $1.99 [Download link – iTunes].
Grab it while you can because such apps don’t last long in the app store and get kicked out due to Apple’s policy change. DisplayRecorder was also briefly available in the app store.
Here’s a Video Demo of xRec