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How to Record a Zoom Meeting on an iPad

July 26, 2023
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As we continue to live in a world where remote work, learning, and communication are prevalent, mastering the tools that facilitate these functions has become essential. One of these indispensable tools is Zoom, a video conferencing app that is used by millions around the world.

One of the useful features Zoom offers is the ability to record meetings. However, the process of recording a Zoom meeting on an iPad may not be entirely intuitive. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you record your Zoom meetings with ease.

Before You Start

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Before diving into the steps, it's crucial to understand that Zoom only allows hosts and co-hosts to record meetings, and only if this feature is enabled in their account settings.

If you are not a host or a co-host, you will need to ask the host to record the meeting or assign you this privilege.

To check if the recording feature is enabled, log in to your Zoom account on a web browser:

  1. Click on 'My Account' after logging in.
  2. Go to 'Settings' in the left menu.
  3. In the 'Meeting' tab, navigate to the 'Recording' section and ensure the 'Local recording' option is enabled.

Please note that as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, the Zoom app for iPad does not support local recording. You can only record meetings to the cloud.

How to Record a Zoom Meeting on an iPad

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Starting the Meeting

Download the Zoom app from the Apple App Store and install it on your iPad if you haven't already.

Open the Zoom app and sign in to your account.

Tap the 'New Meeting' button to start a new meeting, or 'Join' if you are entering a meeting hosted by someone else and you have the necessary permissions to record it.

Once you're in the meeting, the host or co-host will have to initiate the recording.

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Initiating the Recording

Tap the 'More' button, usually located in the upper right corner of your screen.

In the menu that appears, select 'Record to the Cloud'.

A notification will appear at the top of your screen indicating that the video recording has started. All meeting participants will also be notified.

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Pausing or Stopping the Recording

If you want to pause the recording at any point, go back to the 'More' menu.

Select 'Pause Recording'. When you're ready to continue the separate audio file, follow the same steps and select 'Resume Recording'.

To stop the recording audio only file entirely, return to the 'More' menu and select 'Stop Recording'.

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Accessing the Recording

Once the meeting is over, the recording will be processed and saved to the Zoom Cloud.

To access it, log into your Zoom account through a web browser.

Navigate to the 'Recordings' tab on the upper left corner of side menu.

Here, you'll see a list of all your recordings. Click on the meeting you want, and you'll find options to play, share, download, or delete the recording.

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Local vs. Cloud Recording

Zoom offers two types of recording methods: local recording and cloud recording. Both serve the same essential purpose - to create a record of your Zoom session or meeting - but there are significant differences between the two in terms of where the data is stored, accessibility, and who can use these features.

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Local Recording

Local recording is available to both free and paid users and allows participants to record meeting video and audio locally to a computer. The recorded files can then be uploaded to a file storage service like Google Drive or Dropbox, or a video streaming service like YouTube or Vimeo.

Key Features:

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Stored on your device: The recording files are saved to your local device (PC, Mac, or Linux). It's important to note that as of September 2021, local recording is not supported on iOS and Android devices.

Direct access: Since the recordings are stored directly on your device, you can access them at any time without needing an internet connection.

No storage limits: Your recording length is only limited by the amount of storage available on your device.

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Cloud Recording

Cloud recording is available to paid Zoom subscribers. It allows users to easily record meeting video (active speaker) and audio in the Zoom cloud. The recorded files can then be downloaded to a computer or streamed from zoom mobile app to a browser.

Key Features:

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Stored in the Zoom Cloud: The recording files are automatically uploaded to the Zoom Cloud after the meeting ends.

Easy to share: Users can share their recordings with others by providing them with a link. It's an excellent feature for those who might have missed the meeting.

Storage limits apply: Your recording length and the number of recordings you can store are limited by your Zoom subscription level.

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Stork

Stork offers superior functionality compared to Zoom, particularly when it comes to recording meetings. Unlike Zoom, Stork automatically records all meetings even in its basic free plan, saving these recordings to the cloud instantly.

Furthermore, Stork enhances user experience by transcribing, summarizing, and making these meetings searchable immediately, providing an efficient way to review and reference past discussions.

Sharing recorded meetings is also streamlined with Stork. Each recorded meeting is assigned a unique, private URL. By simply sharing this URL, users can provide access to the meeting, eliminating the need for cumbersome uploading and downloading of large video multiple audio files, a process often faced when using Zoom.

Overall, Stork offers a seamless experience for recording, accessing, and sharing digital meetings, providing significant advantages over Zoom.

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Important Considerations

Remember, when you're recording a meeting, it's important to inform all participants before you start. This is not only courteous, but in many regions, it's also a legal requirement to obtain consent from all parties before recording a conversation.

In conclusion, recording a Zoom meeting on an iPad is a straightforward process, as long as you're the host or have been granted the appropriate permissions.

This feature can be invaluable for keeping records of meetings or lessons, ensuring that important details aren't missed, or sharing the information with people who couldn't attend. Please remember to respect all participants' privacy and use this tool responsibly.

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FAQ

Why is there no record option in Zoom iPad?

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Zoom's iOS app, which includes support for iPads, does not currently support local recording. Zoom only enables local recording toggle only on its desktop clients - Windows, macOS, and Linux, and its Android app.

The iOS app only supports cloud recording, and that too if you are a licensed (paid) user, or the meeting is being hosted by a licensed user.

The lack of local recording capabilities on the iPad can be attributed to various reasons:

Security & Privacy: iOS has strict app sandboxing guidelines for security and privacy reasons. Apps are limited in their ability to access certain system resources, and this might affect the ability to implement certain recording functionalities.

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Technical Limitations: iOS enforces more restrictions on background processes compared to other platforms. As a result, it's technically more challenging to implement features like local recording, which may need to run in the background while you're using other apps.

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Storage Constraints: iPads and other iOS devices often have less available storage compared to computers. Recording and storing video files locally could quickly use up valuable storage space on these devices.

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Remember that these limitations only apply to local recording. You can still record Zoom meetings to the cloud on an iPad, but this is available only to licensed users or if the meeting is hosted by a licensed user.

To record a meeting, a user would need to tap on the "More" option and then "Record to the Cloud." After the meeting, the recorded file can be accessed through the Zoom web portal under the "My Recordings" section.

How can I record a meeting on my iPad?

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While Zoom’s iOS app does not support local recording, you can record a Zoom meeting on your iPad through cloud recording, or use a screen recording function built into iOS for a workaround. Here's how to do both:

Zoom Cloud Recording

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Cloud recording is available for Zoom licensed (paid) users. Here’s how to record a Zoom meeting to the cloud on your iPad:

Open the Zoom app on your iPad and join a meeting as the host.

Once in the meeting, tap the screen to make the controls appear.

Tap on "More" on the upper right-hand side of the screen.

In the pop-up menu, tap "Record to the Cloud."

A "Recording..." message will appear at the top of the screen. When you're ready to stop recording, tap "More" and then tap "Stop Recording."

The recording will be processed and saved in the Zoom cloud, and you can access it later from the Zoom web portal under the "Recordings" section.

iOS Screen Recording

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If you don't have a Zoom license for cloud screen recording software, you can use the iPad's built-in screen recording feature as a workaround. Here's how:

Before you start your meeting, open the "Settings" app on your iPad.

Scroll down and tap on "Control Center."

Tap "Customize Controls."

Find "Screen Recording" in the "More Controls" section and tap the green plus (+) button beside it.

Now, when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or swipe down from the top right corner on some iPad models), you'll see a new icon for screen recording.

When you're ready to record a meeting:

Open the Zoom app and join your meeting.

Swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or swipe down from the top right corner) to open the Control Center.

Tap the "Screen Recording" button. It will start a three-second countdown before it begins recording.

Once you finish your meeting, open the Control Center again and tap the "Screen Recording" button to stop recording.

The recording will be saved to your iPad's Photos app, and you can view, edit, or share it from there.

Can you record a Zoom meeting if you are not the host on iPad?

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As a general rule, only the host or co-host of a Zoom meeting has the ability to record the meeting, either locally or to the cloud. If you're not the host and want to record a Zoom meeting on your iPad, you have a couple of options:

Request permission from the host:

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The host can allow others to record the meeting by granting recording permission to specific participants. They can do this by clicking on 'Manage Participants' in the meeting toolbar, hovering over the name of the participant they wish to grant permission to, clicking 'More', and then selecting 'Allow Record'. Remember, however, this will only allow cloud recording if the host has a licensed account.

Use the iOS Screen Recording function:

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As an alternative, you can use the iPad's built-in screen recording feature to record the meeting. To use this function, go to the iPad's Settings app, select Control Center, then Customize Controls, and add Screen Recording. When you're in a Zoom meeting, you can start screen recording by accessing the Control Center (swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen) and tapping the Screen Recording button. It's crucial to note that ethical and legal guidelines require you to inform all participants that you're recording the meeting.

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Where is Zoom recording on iPad?

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If you record a full Zoom call or meeting on your iPad, the recording will be saved in the Zoom cloud rather than directly on your device. Here's how you can access your Zoom cloud recordings:

  1. Open a web browser on your iPad.
  2. Navigate to the Zoom web portal at https://zoom.us/.
  3. Sign in using your Zoom account credentials.
  4. Once logged in, click on "My Account" on the top-right of the page.
  5. In the navigation menu on the left, click on "Recordings."
  6. You'll now see a list of your cloud recordings. To view a recording, click on the meeting topic in the list.
  7. From there, you can play the recording directly, or download it to your device.

Keep in mind that it may take some time for the recording to appear in the list after a meeting, as Zoom needs to process the video first.

Also, remember that cloud recording is a feature available to Zoom's licensed (paid) users. If you're using the free version of paid Zoom account, you'll need to upgrade to a paid account to access cloud recording.

Can you record a Zoom meeting if you are not the host?

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Only the host or co-host of a Zoom meeting has the default ability to record the meeting, either locally or to the cloud. However, the host can grant recording permissions to specific participants during the meeting. Here's how:

  1. During the meeting, the host can click on 'Manage Participants' in the meeting toolbar.
  2. The host can hover over the name of the participant they want to grant recording permissions to.
  3. They click on 'More' and then select 'Allow Record'.

This will allow the chosen participant to record the meeting. Remember that this only enables cloud recording if the host has a licensed account, and if the participant recording it is using an iPad, it would only allow cloud recording as Zoom's iOS app doesn't support local recording

Can Zoom detect screen recording on phone?

Zoom does not have an in-built feature to detect if a participant is using third party screen recorder or recording a meeting on a phone. The app does not notify the host or other participants if someone is using a third-party or built-in screen recording feature on their device to screen record the meeting.

While the host has the ability to record the meeting and can also grant recording permissions to participants, there isn't a way to control or monitor if someone is recording the entire screen while using their device's functionality.

Does Zoom allow screen recording?

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Yes, the Zoom desktop app allows screen recording during a meeting. However, it's essential to understand that this functionality isn't directly linked with the Zoom app. Rather, it's a feature that is supported by the operating system of the device you're using, such as Windows, macOS, an Android device, or iOS.

If you're using an iPad, you can use the built-in iOS screen recording feature to record a Zoom meeting, even if you're not the host or if the host hasn't enabled the built in recording feature.

Here are the steps to enable screen recording on your iPad:

  1. Open the "Settings" app.
  2. Scroll down and tap on "Control Center."
  3. Tap "Customize Controls."
  4. Find "Screen Recording" in the "More Controls" section and tap the green plus (+) button next to it.

Now, the screen recording function will be easily accessible from your Control Center. To record a screen recorder using Zoom meeting:

  1. Join the Zoom meeting as you typically would.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or down from the top right corner, depending on your iPad model) to access the Control Center.
  3. Tap the "Screen Recording" button to start recording.
  4. When you're finished, open the Control Center again and tap the "Screen Recording" button to stop recording.

The recording will be saved to your iPad's Photos app.

Remember, always inform all participants before you start recording. It's a matter of etiquette and, in many regions, a legal requirement to obtain consent from all parties involved before recording a conversation.

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