Screen Record Your iOS Devices with Display Recorder [Jailbreak]


I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how I’m screen recording my iPhone for my videos. I used to just mount my Canon 60D on a tripod and shoot the screen. This is generally how most do it. However, it can be tough keeping your iDevice not only in frame, but in focus.

But then I found Screen Display on Cydia. It allows you to record what’s on your screen in HD quality. Not only that, but you can choose to show your finger taps on the screen, or even show a live screen shot of your device on your computer over WiFi.

The downside, of course, it’s only available for Jailbroken devices and it cost $4.99. A small penny for the amount I’ve used it so far, and how much easier it has made my life. There’s also the issue of file size. If you’re recording something like Infinity Blade for a period of time, it’s really simple to have files well over 5GB in size.

Here is a quick demo of what Display Recorder can do and how to use it.

If you need to record your iOS devices scree for either videos, or maybe for presentations, Display Recorder is the perfect solution.

I’ve had no issues using it. Let me know what you think.


  • Love this app. I have used it for reviews, in the past.

  • Wuju007

    Wished it can record the system audio too. 

  • ThatGuy

    I bought this app back in ios 4.2 and haven’t been able to use it since the update to 5.0.1. 🙁 I’ll try again. From what I Remember the app would drop frames in video recordings and settin it to never drop framerate would cause high powered apps to crash! It will take getting used to and playing around with the settings to actually use this app properly.

  • SargentTNT

    I have a question. How long can this screen recorder record and upload to YouTube?

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  • Nelsoncolar

    I give up struggling to look for iOS screen recording app like Display Recorder, Apple won’t approve for it. Currently, I’m using a desktop app call acethinker iphone screen recorder that mirrors my iPhone screen to the computer and use its screen recording function to make videos. It’s not that direct, but it works.

  • In newer versions of macOS you can just use QuickTime for screen mirroring/recording, I think.