How to Allow Screen Recording on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Do you want to allow screen recording on your Mac? Screen recording can be a useful feature for creating tutorials, capturing gameplay, or sharing your screen with others.

In this article, we will guide you through the steps to enable screen recording on your Mac. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open System Preferences

To begin, click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut Command + Space to open Spotlight Search and type “System Preferences” to quickly access it.

Step 2: Select Security & Privacy

In the System Preferences window, locate and click on the Security & Privacy icon. It is represented by a padlock symbol and can be found in the top row of icons.

Step 3: Unlock System Preferences

Note: Some settings in Security & Privacy require administrator privileges. If the padlock icon at the bottom left of the window is locked, click on it and enter your administrator password to unlock the preferences.

Step 4: Click on Privacy

In the Security & Privacy window, select Privacy. This tab contains various privacy settings for different aspects of your Mac.

Step 5: Choose Screen Recording

In the left sidebar of the Privacy tab, scroll down until you find Screen Recording. Click on it to access screen recording settings.

Step 6: Enable Screen Recording

To allow screen recording on your Mac, click on the checkbox next to “[App Name] would like to record this computer’s screen”. You can select multiple applications for screen recording by checking the respective boxes. If the app you want to use for screen recording is not listed, you can add it by clicking the + button and selecting it from your Applications folder.

Additional Tips:

If an app that you have granted screen recording permissions is not working as expected, you can try unchecking and rechecking its box in the Screen Recording settings. This action refreshes the permissions and may resolve any issues.


Congratulations! You have successfully allowed screen recording on your Mac.

Now you can utilize this feature for a variety of purposes, whether it’s creating video tutorials or simply capturing moments from your favorite games. Remember to be mindful of privacy and only grant screen recording permissions to trusted applications.

We hope this article has been helpful in guiding you through the process. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team.

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