How to Record Live Stream on iPhone/iPad for Free

Fiona Kaufman 2021/1/08 Record Video

Nowadays, live streaming has hit it big across the world. It has attracted more and more attention among different fields, such as social media, video games, professional sports and even political affairs. But most live streaming platforms do not offer a recording tool, which causes some complaints from those who miss the live broadcast or who want to review the video later.

Therefore, how can viewers or hosts record live streaming video on streaming venues like YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Twitter Live, TikTok, Periscope and Twitch?

Today, for iOS users, we will show you how to record live stream on iPhone/iPad.

Record Live Stream on iPhone

Part 1. Record Live Streaming Video on iPhone/iPad

Due to the restriction of Apple, many screen recorders are shut down. Thus, if you want to use a stable screen recorder without worrying that it would crash someday, the best choice for you is to use the built-in iOS Screen Recorder which is totally immune from the restriction. With iOS Screen Recorder tool, you are able to capture any iPhone/iPad screen activity easily with original quality. Just make sure your iOS version is iOS 11 or later before recording.

Here, we will take iPad as an example. The same method is also applicable to record live stream on iPhone.

Step 1: Open Settings on your iPad and tap Control Center in the left list. Then navigate to Customize Controls. Find Screen Recording from More Controls list. Then tap the green + icon ahead to enable screen recorder and make it appear in Control Center.

Customize Controls

Step 2: You can find Control Center by swiping down from the top right corner of the screen. Long press the Record icon. You can enable Microphone here, if you need to record with your voice. Tap Start Recording to record. Once you are done recording, go to Control Center and tap the Record icon again. The recording will be automatically saved to your album.

Control Center

Step 3: Open Photos and find your recording. To edit your recording, please tap Edit in the top right corner. Here you can adjust the video parameters, add classic filters and crop the image size.

iPad Edit

Step 4: You can also edit your recording with iMovie, which supports you in trimming video, adding texts and inserting music as you like.


Part 2. Record iPhone Live Stream with Vidmore Screen Recorder

Because of the screen size limit, it is not easy to operate the editing tool on your iPhone. And sometimes people don’t have the time to review the recording again and again, just in order to recall which part of the recording needs to be highlighted. To solve these problems, you’d better mirror your iPhone to your PC for a large screen and use a more professional screen recorder which allows you to add real-time highlights.

With the powerful Vidmore Screen Recorder, you can record live streaming video from your iPhone without losing quality. Besides, you can add text, arrow, shape and line while recording in real time.

Vidmore Screen RecorderVidmore Screen Recorder

  • Record Live Stream on your computer without lagging or crash.
  • Capture any part of your screen as you like.
  • Add text, arrow, line and other shapes during the recording.
  • Use hotkeys to control the whole recording process.
  • Trim recordings according to your needs.
Vidmore Screen Recorder

Step 1: Download Vidmore Screen Recorder on your computer. Mirror your iPhone screen to your PC. Run the recorder and find the Video Recorder option.

Select Video Recorder

Step 2: Select the iPhone screen as the area you want to capture. Then enable System Sound to record the sound of the live stream video.

Video Recorder

Step 3: Click REC to start recording. And you can click the Edit icon to or draw on your recording in real time. If the live stream is over, you can click the Stop icon to end the recording. Then you can save it to your computer.


Part 3. FAQs of Recording Live Stream on iPhone

Q1: What is Live Stream?

Live streaming is an online stream media. It is usually recorded and broadcast at the same instant in real time. The major component of live streaming is user interaction through chat rooms.

Q2: How to mirror my iPhone screen to PC?

Mirroring your iPhone to Mac is easy. You can enable AirPlay on your iPhone or iPad. But if you need to stream iPhone to Windows PC, you will have to depend on some third-party screen mirror apps, such as Mirroring360, Reflector2, LonelyScreen, etc. Then you can enjoy recording live streaming video on iPhone or iPad.


With Vidmore Screen Recorder and iOS Screen Recorder, you can record any live stream on your iPhone 11 Pro/11/XS/X/9/8 and earlier models. The live show is not waiting for you. Just go and have a try.