8 iPhone screen recorder apps for more advanced recording

Creating a screen recording on your iPhone has never been easier. Thanks to the built-in iOS feature, it’s just a couple of taps away. But maybe you’re trying to record a tutorial or capture some gameplay footage, so you might want to do a little more with your recordings than what’s natively available. We’re going to go over the 8 best iPhone screen recorder apps, how they differ from one another, and hopefully help you figure out which will work for you.


Here are the best screen recorder apps for iPhone: 

  1. Record it!
  2. Go Record
  3. DU Recorder
  4. Screen Recording Video Capture
  5. TechSmith Capture
  6. Screen Recorder +
  7. Live Stream Apps & Games
  8. Screen Recorderº

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Record it!: iOS Screen recorder with commentary and reactions

Screenshots of Record It!, a screen recording app for iPhone

If you want to capture your screen and add commentary or a reaction to the recording afterwards, then Record it! is the app you need. When you’re recording your screen, you get all the same functionality that you do natively. But after the screen record you can add an audio commentary or a picture-in-picture style reaction video.

Record it! on the App Store


Go Record: Screen Recorder with face cam

Screenshots of Go Record, a video screen recorder for iPhone

With the Go Record app, you can either record your screen or import screen recordings from your photo library. The nice thing about this is you can also import multiple screen recordings and merge them into one video. The app also offers some basic editing tools to help you create a cohesive video and provides a little more control over things like adjusting the face cam size. The one downside is that the free version of Go Record has ads, so be prepared to sit through one or two every time you make a video.

Go Record on the App Store


DU Recorder: Screen recording and live streaming app

Screenshots of DU Record, a screen video app for iPhone

DU Recorder’s screen capturing feature isn’t necessarily its strongest. It’s everything else DU Recorder can do that makes it impressive. Not only does it come with a full array of editing tools, but it will also allow you to live stream your screen to various platforms like YouTube, Twitch, or Facebook. The app does require an in-app purchase to get rid of the watermark though.

DU Recorder on the App Store


Screen Recording Video Capture: Screen video app

Screenshots of Screen Recording Video Capture

The Screen Recording Video Capture app delivers on exactly what its name promises. But it also has a quick and lightweight editor that allows you to make small changes to your recording like trim them, add filter or titles. The app also comes with animated gestures, which you might find helpful if you’re creating tutorials. 

Screen Recording Video Capture on the App Store


TechSmith Capture:  Sync your screen recordings

Screenshots of TechSmith Capture, an iOS screen recorder

TechSmith Capture is a powerful screen recording app that’s part of the Camtasia suite of video apps. If you want to eventually send the recording to your computer or a colleague’s, then this app will allow you to do it fairly seamlessly. 

TechSmith Capture on the App Store


Screen Recorder+: iPhone screen recording app

Screenshots of Screen Recorder+, a screen recorder and editor for iPhone

You can record your favorite apps and games with Screen Recorder+. Along with all the standard features, the app also has a powerful editor that allows you to make adjustments to the video speed, rotate it, or even add a filter. You can also adjust the quality and settings of your screen recording.

Screen Recorder + on the App Store


Live Stream Apps & Games: Live stream your iOS screen

Screenshots of Live Stream, an app for screen recording and live streaming

While the primary use for this app is live streaming, you can also use it to record your screen and save it to your iPhone. It’s a little light on editing features, but if you eventually want to do both a screen record and a live stream, then this app is definitely worth a try. It also offers a variety of live streams that you can watch directly in the app.

Live Stream Apps & Games on the App Store


Screen Recorderº: Easy iOS screen recordings

Screenshots of Screen Recorder, a screen and face recorder for iPhone

With a very straightforward interface, Screen Recorderº gives you all the standard features of a screen recording app. It allows you to record audio commentary and video reactions, while also giving you control over the video quality of your recording. Like in other free apps on this list, you can remove the ads by upgrading via an in-app purchase.

Screen Recorderº on the App Store


There are a ton of tools out there to help you create the perfect screen recording. Whether you’re trying to make a tutorial, commentate a presentation, capture gameplay footage or even live stream, there’s an app that can help you with that. With each of these apps offering a variety of features and tools, the choice comes down to your specific goals. And the bright side is all of these are free in some capacity, so you can download them and test them out to figure out which one you like best.

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