Move GarageBand projects
Move seamlessly from your iPhone or iPad to GarageBand on your Mac
Start musical thoughts on your iOS device and build on them using your Mac
Recent updates to the mobile and Mac versions of GarageBand make moving your projects from an iOS device to your Mac easier than ever before thanks to iCloud sharing. It’s possible to start recording and programming music on your iPad or iPhone, then share the raw project to your iCloud storage space and open it on your Mac for further editing. The idea is that you can compose and record on the move and, when you want to get into more detailed arrangement or editing, you’ll probably move over to your Mac for its greater horsepower. However, you can’t go the other way and open a Mac project on iOS because it introduces elements that are not present in the iOS version.
Even so, for capturing musical ideas wherever they come to you and later developing them, iCloud makes the whole process as easy as you’d hope, and even simpler than the old method of using iTunes File Sharing (which is still available) to move the raw project data between devices. With fairly generous iCloud storage now available, even large projects pose no problem. Hollin Jones