4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012 10:35 AM by léonie
dave-id Level 1 (0 points)

I was led to believe that Garageband could open up Garageband For iPad files, but not vice versa.


However when a friend sent me his Garageband For iPad file, and I tried to open it, a "compatibility updater" started running then stopped halfway through and told me Garageband was "unable to complete the download" and directed me to go to Apple help.


Here I am.


Anybody got any idea how to open (and work on) this file?



Tank you in advance.



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • léonie Level 10 (91,124 points)

    -Dave-id, how did your friend send the project?


    And what is your GarageBand version on your Mac?


    I have no problems to simply open my GarageBand for iPad projects in GarageBand 6.0.5 on my Mac.




  • dave-id Level 1 (0 points)

    Apparently there were a two updaters I had to run first, before letting the compatability updater do it's thing.


    And since I got my Garageband for Mac through the APP store I could only do my updating through that.


    So if anyone else is having that same problem, update, update, update!

  • dave-id Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your answer. I was typing in when my result at exactly the same time! I was running Garageband 6.0.4! Now that I have 6.0.5 things seem to be going smoothly! Thanks again for your help!

  • léonie Level 10 (91,124 points)

    You are welcome!