iSymDVR - Car Video Recorder by AlexCrimean (Universal)
Released: Sep 4, 2012
Version: 1.32
Size: 5 MB
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iSymDVR - Car Video Recorder

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iSymDVR is a professional video recorder utility for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

!!! iSymDVR 2 is available now. It costs $3.99. Please choose what version is more acceptable for you before buying.

! If you have troubles after updating to 1.31 like no GPS signal or viewfinder locked in portrait orientation please reinstall the app. Before reinstalling please backup all important videos using iTunes > Apps > FileSharing > iSymDVR > Recents/Favorites (Save...)


- Non-stop video recording
- Still photos while recording the video
- Recover video recording after returning from the background mode of after incoming call
- Location, speed and altitude reading
- GPX track writing
- Customizable subtitles in SRT format
- Portrait and landscape modes
- Power saving mode
- Favorites
- Password protection
- Built-in video/photo gallery
- Simple user interface
- Built-in Help
- Black screen mode
- Car mode (speedometer)
- Export to Camera Roll with built in map and subtitles
- Speed limit feature
- HTTP server to view and transfer files to a computer via WiFi network
- Frame rate adjusting
- Maps
- Capture Frames feature
- Frame-by-Frame playback mode
- G-Sensor
- iPad supported
- iOS 8 supported

Works smoothly on iPhone 4

IMPORTANT! The video recording loop is optimized as much as possible.

IMPORTANT! Please do not ask questions in the reviews - it is one-way communication. The developer does not have possibility to answer them. Please send questions or suggestions to

- Viewing angle in 640x480 resolution is wider than in 1280x720 or 1920x1080
- Device less heated and drains the battery more slowly in case of using non HD resolution - 640x480 for example
- When noticed something important - just tap the center of the screen. Current clip will be saved in the Favorites and will not be automatically deleted
- To make recording start on app startup or wakeup - specify startup action in settings iSymDVR
- Usage of power saving mode increases life of the battery
- You can use WiFi connection, to transfer the files to your PC. Speed of copying is around of 1,2 megabytes per second
- With WiFi connection you can copy not only iSymDVR files, but Camera Roll files also
- It is possible to copy files to PC via iTunes and USB cable. Files can be found in "Apps" -> "File Sharing" section
- Since Apple Maps can operate in background - you can use iSymDVR together with turn-by-turn navigation (iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 only with iOS 6.1 and higher). Just start Apple Maps and navigation. Then - start iSymDVR.

iSymDVR together with your iPhone is a great tracking device in your car

NOTE: iSymDVR will not perform recording in the background since iOS has strong limitation about that. No one app is allowed to recording the video when you put app on hold (by pressing Home button) or it goes to background because of incoming call, for example.

However, iSymDVR has a great feature which allows to recover recording the video automatically, when iSymDVR become active again.

If you have any problem with running of iSymDVR or it works not as you expected please write email to
You will receive answer as soon as possible.

What's new in version 1.32
- Fixed bug when sounds were playing through ear speaker
- Fixed bug when music wasn’t playing via Bluetooth in the background
- Fixed bug when app stuck in portrait orientation instead of landscape with disabled controls
- Few minor fixes
Our verdict: Good
  • + iSymDVR - Car Video Recorder is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
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