A new feature I'd like to see

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shawndc1, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. shawndc1 macrumors regular

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    a friend asked me a question about how to do something on the iphone. i got tired of typing the directions and thought, DAMN this would be easier if i could record this like a screenshot....is a video screenshot a good idea?....please no funny guys with dumb @$$ remarks
     
  2. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    You can take a snapshot of the screen. a quick push of same buttons you hold down to restart phone

    Is this what you wanted?
     
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    OP is asking about taking video, not a still.

    Subjective just as "good" is on any topic. I have no need for it but others might.
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Just capture a series of screenshots. Add text and arrows, there are plenty of apps.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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  6. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Not if she's cute, in which case I go, honey you need some personal coaching and it just happens am free! :D

    OP, OK fine but there is no such feature, THEN even a CAPTURED video is often time not enough for instructions. Newbies wants YOU to point out to them a specific button, hotspot etc within a busy video frame.
     
  7. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    I remembered hearing an app way back when that did this.

    sorry i can't remember it.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Jailbreak for the win.

    Seriously. A few screen recording apps and a tweak or two for jailbroken iPhones are available in Cydia.
     

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  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yeah for first.

    Well, developers record iPhone demo videos either using the simulator in Xcode, AirPlay, or just record the screen with another camera.
     
  10. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I have always thought the same thing. Why need a way to take a video screen shot.

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    People don't want to jail break. I'm one of those people
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I get that. That's a choice you and others are entitled to make. But do or do not, jailbreaking is an option available to anyone who wants to and can take advantage of it.

    In the context of this thread, that's the choice though. Stay stock and have no option to record your screen from your device or jailbreak and gain the option to do so.
     
  12. shawndc1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i use to jailbreak back in the 3g/3gs days but havent since, i may have to get back into the JB game
     
  13. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    i really don't see a downside to it, if you end up thinking it isn't worth it you can always go back to a stock iOS.
     
  14. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Compared to back then it's very easy now. Download and run, connect your iPhone and follow instructions. Done.

    If you choose to jailbreak though you may want to get to it soon. There's no guarantee that 7.1 will be jailbreakable.
     
  15. shawndc1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i may look into it now
     
  16. Mercifull macrumors regular

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    Ahh you see what you really need is a second iPhone to film the screen ;)
     
  17. shawndc1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    all this money for these so called *innovative phones* i dont feel as though i need another phone since apple is breaking some kind of barrier lol
     

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