With its large display, the iPad is a great demonstrative and teaching tool–especially in the classroom. However, there may be times you find yourself trying to describe a procedure, or possibly where to locate a hidden iOS feature, and the person you need to share this information with is not in the same room. Writing for a tech blog, I find this to be an invaluable tool that is rather easy to reproduce–and best of all, it’s free, too!
Start by connecting your Lightning / USB cable to your iPad or iPhone. Unfortunately this procedure will not work with older devices that utilize the 30-pin dock connector. In addition, your Mac needs to be running Yosemite (10.10) or El Capitan (10.11). Now launch QuickTime Player, and choose File–> New Movie Recording. QuickTime will open with the default iSight Camera active.