There’s a better way to stop screen recording than opening up Control Center, then trimming that part out of the video.
A hot news item today was the revelation that some apps record your screen to learn what you do within the app. This can be used for testing and troubleshooting. Apple has responded, saying:
In an email, an Apple spokesperson said: Protecting user privacy is paramount in the Apple ecosystem. Our App Store Review Guidelines require that apps request explicit user consent and provide a clear visual indication when recording, logging, or otherwise making a record of user activity.
As I said in my editorial, the fact that developers know what you do within the app isn’t a big deal. The issues, as Apple noted, are: 1. Users don’t know this happens, and this isn’t disclosed in privacy policies; and 2. Sometimes sensitive data isn’t properly redacted.
Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr discuss iOS apps recording your screen and bid farewell to Safari’s Do Not Track option, with host Kelly Guimont.
There are definitely real concerns about this, but it’s not a scandal, and screen recording isn’t an abuse of iOS.
You can record your screen with it, as well as do basic video and audio editing.
Despite what you might have heard, you can even record voice-overs of your screen; you just have to know where to look, and Jeff Butts shows that to you.
We don’t know how it will work yet, but have some speculation about the upcoming new feature.
Jeff Butts is still using Reflector 2, but not nearly as often.