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transferring garageband song between 2 ipads

795 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 14, 2013 1:20 PM by turingtest2 RSS
Bart De Mylle Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Aug 13, 2013 1:27 AM

I've got the following problem:

Ipad 1 s synchronized to an iMac, iPad 2 to a PC. 

I'd like to transfer a Garageband song from my iPad to the other iPad, without having to convert the song to audio.

Is this possible by using iTunes? If so, how do I prevent my iPad to be synced with the PC and thus losing my apps, photos etc?


If this is impossible: is there a workaround? If not, that's something that Apple really needs to implement.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,525 points)
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    Aug 13, 2013 5:15 AM (in response to Bart De Mylle)

    Can both your iPads connect to iCloud?


    Then share your GarageBand projects to iCloud. You can download them from iCLoud on your second iPad, see the GarageBand Help:

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,970 points)
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    Aug 14, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to Bart De Mylle)

    Annoyingly the Windows version of iTunes doesn't handle .band projects properly. You can use iTunes to transfer a project from one device into the file sharing area for the app and save it to your computer, transfer via USB or email to another computer, but you can't drag a .band folder into that area to upload to another device. In contrast a round trip is possible for iMovieMobile as those project folders are rolled up into a .zip file. I, and others, have submitted bug reports but as yet there has been no change.


    The best workaround I've come across is i-FunBox. Share the GarageBand project to iTunes on the device in the normal way, connect it to a computer running iFunBox, click the iFunBox Classic button, expand the tree to show App File Sharing > GarageBand and drag the project folder to your computer. Connect the other device, show the App File Sharing > GarageBand view, drag the project folder in, then in GarageBand on the device use the plus symbol in the My Songs view to copy the project from iTunes.


    I'm not at my Mac at the moment to is possible that its exported project are saved as single ziped files, since we know a round trip iOS-Mac-iOS is possible. If so you'll need to unpack the file from the Mac before using i-FunBox on the PC.


    My only slight reservation is that AVG flagged up one of the components of i-FunBox as a security risk, although having let AVG take remedial action the i-FunBox program carried on working and there is no sign that AVG actually quarantined any files. I suspect a false positive, the program has been around for some time and has plenty of good recommendations. I'm sure if it were known to be malicious I'd have found the evidence. (This was a while back, I'm no longer using AVG...)




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