Whether or not you need to save a video of Mac what’s playing on your screen, share what you’re looking at with colleagues, or film an educational exercise, record your Mac’s screen can prove to be useful. Fortunately, Macs have this element worked in (your iPhone does also), allowing you to record part or the entirety of your screen.

It likewise allows you to record outside sound — anything coming in through your mic — however the Mac’s implicit choices don’t allow you to record inner sound. You can, obviously, turn on the outside mic and increase the volume, yet this will not give you incredible sound.

One more admonition: some applications, similar to Apple’s inherent DVD Player, will obstruct you from doing any screen recording.

You can record your screen through QuickTime Player for all adaptations of macOS up to Mojave, yet in more current variants of macOS (Mojave and Catalina), there’s a different application called Screenshot which allows you to record your screen. We’ll go through utilizing that first, at that point cover the means for utilizing QuickTime.

How to record your screen on a Mac


Press Command + Shift + 5 to open Screenshot.

A control bar will show up at the lower part of your screen. You can utilize it for getting still screen captures or for recording a video of your screen.

Snap on “Alternatives” to set your inclinations. You can turn on your mouthpiece, for instance, set a clock, and pick where the account will be saved.

To record the entire screen, click on the catch that shows a screen with a strong diagram and a circle in the corner.

To record a segment of your screen, click on the catch that shows a screen with a dabbed diagram and a circle in the corner. A piece of your screen will be featured and you’ll see specked lines checking what you’ll record. You can resize or move that window.

At the point when no doubt about it, “Record.” If you’re recording your entire screen, you can click anyplace on the screen to begin recording.

To quit recording, you can either press the stop button in the correct corner of the menu bar at the highest point of the screen or press Command + Control + Esc. You can likewise squeeze Command + Shift + 5 to pull up the Screenshot bar at the lower part of the screen and hit the stop button in the focal point of that bar.


In the event that you have macOS Mojave or prior, you can utilize QuickTime Player to record your screen. (In case you’re utilizing macOS Catalina, opening up QuickTime Player and clicking “New Screen Recording” will naturally open up the Screenshot application, as above.)

Open up QuickTime Player.

Snap on File in the top menu (or, if QuickTime is in your dock, right-click on the symbol) and select “New Screen Recording.”

You’ll get a spring up window named “Screen Recording.” Click the bolt close to the record button for recording alternatives, such as deciding to record sound from your PC’s outer mic or to show your mouse clicks.

Snap the red record button.

To record a segment of the screen, snap and drag the cursor to make a window (you can resize or move it assuming you wish) and snap the “Begin Recording” button in that window.

In any case, QuickTime will open the video for you to see and alter.

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