Since iOS 11 and after, iPad and iPhone have the ability to record the screen natively without using any 3rd party apps. This article shows how this can be accomplished with a few easy steps.
First, open “Settings” app and go to “Control Center” on the left hand side pane. Then on the right hand pane select “Customize Controls” and ensure “Screen Recording” is included in the list of apps visible from Control Center. If not, select it from the bottom “More Controls” list and add it to the top “Include” list. See screen shots below for visualization.
Now, we are ready to record our iPad or iPhone screen. To do so, pull down from the top right corner of your device to bring up Control Center, then press down on the “Screen Recording” button as shown in the screen shot below.
Next, if you also wanna record audio, click on the microphone icon to enable it. If not, skip this step and click “Start Recording” button to begin recording.
After a quick 3 second count down, your recording will begin capturing the device screen and audio. Also, the “Screen Recording” indicator will turn into a red dot with a circle to indicate recording is in progress. See below screen shots for visualization.
You can now touch any open back ground space to return to the home screen or app to continue recording your screen activity. The “Screen Recording” indicator will then minimize to the top of the screen to show that the recording is in progress.
Once done recording desired content, click on the top of the screen “Screen Recording” indicator to bring up the “Stop” / “Cancel” recording options and click “Stop” to save and end recording or click “Cancel” to disregard this recording.
That’s as simple as it gets. Note, the recording is stored and can be accessed from the “Photos” app.