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Is there a SIMPLE way transfer GB from iPhone to iMac?

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Sep 5, 2013 8:10 PM

I used to transfer GB recordings from iPhone to iMac by syncing my iPhone with iTunes.

Now that does not seem to work any more. It seems I must save the iPhone GB files in iCloud and then import them from the iCloud to iMac.

But I can't see that my iMac GB 6.0.5 has an option for importing from the iCloud.

Please help.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,355 points)

    David, do you want to transfer the audiofile of the songs, or the GarageBAnd projects for further editing?


    iTunes should still show you any GarageBand song, that you are saving to iTunes on your phone. What is different and does not work any longer?


    What is your MacOS X version? Is 10.4.6 still correct?


    For saving a song to iTunes see this:


              Share GarageBand songs

    Scroll down to : Send a GarageBand song to iTunes:

    1. Tap the Navigation button Navigation button in the control bar, tap the My Songs button, then tap Edit.
    2. Tap the song you want to send, then tap the Share button Share button.
    3. Tap Share Song via iTunes.
    4. Do one of the following:
      • To send the song as a GarageBand song, tap GarageBand.
      • To send the song as an audio file, tap iTunes, then tap Share.
      After you tap the iTunes icon, you can choose the quality of the file GarageBand sends to iTunes. You can also add artist, composer, and title information that appears in iTunes.
    5. Sync your iPhone or iPod touch with your computer.In iTunes, the exported song appears in the Documents list in the File Sharing area when GarageBand is selected.
    6. Do one of the following:
      • Drag the song from the GarageBand Documents list to the Finder.
      • Click Save As, navigate to the location where you want to save the song, then click Save.

    You can open the GarageBand song in GarageBand on your Mac, or play the audio file in iTunes (or any compatible audio application) on your computer. GarageBand songs cannot be opened on a Windows computer.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,355 points)

    My iPhone GarageBand does not offer me to send to iTunes.

    But it should. Where does the procedure above not work?

    What happens, when you press the share button IL_MySongsExport.png in "My Songs" view after selecting your project? Is the "Share Song via iTunes" grayed out or missing?


    iCloud is switched ON. How can iTunes on the IMac import from the cloud?


    Use iCloud with GarageBand

    The article above explains, how to upload to iCloud.


    The iCloud projects will not be visible in iTunes, but in your user library on your Mac. Look into the folder ~/Library/Mobile Documents in your User Library for a folder with "mobilegarageband" somewhere in the name.

    That folder will contain the iCloud projects.


    Your User Library is hidden by default. You do not see it directly in your home folder.

    • To open it click onto you Desktop to bring the Finder forward.
    • In the Finder Menu press "Go" and hold down the "option/alt" key, until your user library appears in the drop-down menu
    • Select "Library" and in the Finder window that opens and navigate to the "Mobile Documents" folder, then look for xxxxxxxxmobilegarageband/Documents   to find your iCloud projects.





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