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Easy Way to Record Live Streaming Video on iPhone

By Carrie Murray, Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Live streaming is a form of online streaming media that broadcasts in real time to the viewer. You can find out lots of different live streams such as live gaming, live music, live sports, live news on the Facebook Live, Periscope, YouTube, etc. However, those video feeds do not offer a built-in save function. That is to say, if you don't take an action to capture the live streaming videos, you are going to miss the contents. The only way to save live streaming video is to record it with a recorder app. You can then share it with your friends, or save it for later watching.

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There are many tools that offer video screen capture for iPhone or iPad. Here in this guide, you will learn how to record live streaming videos on iPhone X/8/7/6s/6 without any complicated steps.

Method 1: Record iPhone Live Streaming Video with FonePaw iOS Screen Recorder

FonePaw ScreenMo is a good recorder app of choice if you want to record the live streaming videos. Without jailbreaking your iPhone, you can wirelessly mirror the iOS screen to PC as well as record the screen activities on your iOS devices with audios.

Here is the full setup:

  • An iPhone running iOS 11/10/9/8 or earlier

  • A Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP (32 bit or 64 bit)

You don't need a lightning cable as you are able to connect iPhone to computer with AirPlay. Now, you can follow the below steps to see how to record live streaming videos on iPhone in high-quality 1080p with the FonePaw iOS Screen Recorder.

Step 1. To begin with, you need to download the FonePaw ScreenMo app on your computer and then get it installed.

Download

Step 2. Ensure that your iPhone X/8/7/6s/6 and your PC are under the same Wi-Fi network. After that, launch the app and you can refer to the instructions it shows to enable AirPlay Mirroring (Screen Mirroring for iOS 11) on your iPhone.

Enable Screen Mirroring


Step 3. Tap on the "FonePaw ScreenMo [your computer name]" (in the former versions, it is called "FonePaw iOS Screen Recorder") and you will be able to get iPhone connected. If your iOS device is successfully connected, you can see that your iPhone screen is mirrored on your PC screen.

Mirror iPhone Screen on PC


Step 4. Now, open the live streaming video from YouTube, Facebook, or other platforms on your iPhone. Of course, you can see the video is also displayed to your PC with bigger screen. Then click on the red Record icon to start recording. You can put it to an end by clicking the red button again.

Record Videos on iPhone


Step 5. Once you stop recording, you will see a window pops up. There you are able to choose the location to save the recorded live streaming video. Click "Start Export" to save the video on your PC. In this way, you are able to watch live streams on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc. in high-quality 1080p anytime you want or share them to your friends.

Export Recorded Video on iPhone

Method 2: Record Live Streaming Video on iPhone (For iOS 11 Only)

This option is only for iOS 11 and if you have an iPhone running iOS 10 or earlier, you can refer to method 1 to record the live streaming videos. All you need is an iPhone running iOS 11. Now, let's see how to record your iPhone screen with its iOS screen recording feature:

Step 1. Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone to open the Control Center. Then choose Screen Recording icon. If it turns into red, it indicates that the screen recording is enabled.

Record Live Streaming Video on iPhone with iOS 11


Step 2. Your iPhone screen is being recorded. Now, open a live stream you want to record on your iPhone.

Tips: It is totally fine to capture the screen that is not for the live streaming video as you can edit the clip and crop the video after the recording is done and saved.

Step 3. To stop it, you can tap on the blue indicator on the top of the iPhone screen. And the recorded video would be saved on Photos app of your iPhone.

Also see: How to Edit Screen Recording Videos


The above two methods can both help you record live streaming videos on iPhone. But please note that method 2 works for the iPhone running iOS 11 only, while method 1 is totally compatible for the other iOS version (iOS 11 is included, of course). If you have any problem about this guide, please share with us by writing a comment below!

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