Display Recorder : iPhone, iPad Screen Recorder App

When I bought an iPhone, I wanted to do lots of video tutorials and specially when you are doing app review, a quick video demo helps a lot to make it more useful for readers. I came across this cydia app call DisplayRecorder which is one of the best app I have came across which works as iPhone screen recorder as well as iPad screen recorder. It’s one good and useful app for your iPhone, if you just need to record your iPad screen. There are other ways too like using VNC but the process is lengthy and video quality won’t be up to the mark. I will share the demo video which I created using this app, but before that lets talk some of the feature of DisplayRecorder.

Display Recorder

What is Display recorder app?

As mentioned above, Display recorder is available on Cydia as a paid app and will cost $4.99. Not the cheap option, but for any geek like you and me, spending $4.99 for such useful app won’t be a big deal. You need to have a jailbroken iOS device to install this app.

Display recorder comes with many options which will make it more usable like you can record video on OpenGL format which is idle for recording Games and motion apps. You can record videos directly in .avi format or .mov format. My personal preference would be using .avi format.

You can add effects to video like Grey-scale, configure Video quality, configure frame rate and some more features which below setting page option will explain clearly.

Display screen recorder Shortcut keys:

Display recorder offers many ways which you can configure shortcut keys. You can select from many options to start and stop video recording.

This app also works with iPad and video recording is very smooth, here is a video I recorded using this iPhone/iPad video recorder app and you can see the demo here:

How to copy videos from Display recorder to your Computer?

You can always connect via USB and copy the video but this app also offers web interface and you can quickly download all the recorder videos. Here is a screenshot of web interface:


You can simply search on Cydia for Display recorder and you need to make payment using your PayPal or Amazon account. Once you downloaded and install this screen recorder app for iPhone/iPad, go to settings> Display recorder and configure the settings.


So far, this app comes out as best iPad screen recorder and specially for iPad with large screen size, it’s perfect. Though the only downside is it’s a premium app and you need to buy it from Cydia. So another reason to jailbreak your iDevice. I have been using it on my iPhone4 and it works like charm and I have been doing many videos using this app on YouTube which you can check out here. If you need a screen recorder app for your iOS device, this is indeed worth a buy. I just bought this app to review it and loved everything about this app. Though I miss that it doesn’t let you record audio and this is one such feature that I’m looking forward to have in this screen recorder app.

If you have used Display recorder, do share your views about it. If you have used any other iPad screen recorder or iPhone screen recorder app for non jailbroken device, do let us know.

Article by Harsh Agrawal

Harsh has written 147 articles.

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