5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 3, 2013 5:51 PM by Aliasjhnsn
JLBruce Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have been using the GarageBand app for iPad for a very long time and I've created several songs over the years using it. Recently, I've run into a major issue using the application. While I was creating a song, GarageBand crashed and shut down (sending me back to my Home Screen). When I tried to reopen the application, GarageBand tries to recover the last song that I was working on. But it froze at the loading screen and it never lets me access the song (or any of the older tracks within my library of created songs). So I exited the app and manually forced it to shut down, and then I tried to reopen it again, and the same issue occurs.


This is the second time that I've lost a track due to this problem, but last time when I manually shut down GarageBand it didn't try to recover the track and instead froze at the loading screen whenever I selected the song for editing from my list of created tracks. I've tried everything to fix this issue accept deleting and reinstalling GarageBand on my iPad all-together. But I'm afraid that if I remove the app that it will also delete all the songs that I haven't backed up or saved to iCloud yet...


I really don't won't to lose any of my music... Any help regarding my issue would be much appreciated!

iPad 2, iOS 6.0.1
  • sontunes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a very similar issue. I was working on a song in GarageBand, and had to close my iPad (3rd Generation). When I returned to use GarageBand, it showed it was "loading" the song I had been working on, but could not finish opening the app. Everytime I attempt to open GarageBand, it attempts to load the same song and crashes. I cannot get into GarageBand at all. I have performed a sync with iTunes and tried several "hard resets", to no avail. Before I delete the app and reinstall GarageBand I would like to know if there is a resolution for this problem. I would prefer not to lose all of my projects in GarageBand. I only have a handful of them saved in ITunes. Any help would be welcome.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (72,115 points)

    Have you tried to reset GarageBand from the "Settings" app? Open "Settings" and scroll down to the applications section.Then select GarageBand, open its settings and set "Reset" to on.

    This may lose your current song, but you will be able to open GarageBand an to pick a different song.

  • sontunes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That is good idea. Unfortunately I had to get working and ended up deleting the app and re-installing it soon after I posted my problem. I lost all the GarageBand projects that were on the iPad. Fortunately, the most important ones had been transferred over to iTunes as GB files.


    If this problem happens again, I surely will try your suggesstion. Thank you.

  • Ihavenoskin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It works! Thank you

  • Aliasjhnsn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Didn't work for me... Still shuts down on my iPad and my iPhone ...title still shows on my iPhone but shuts down when I try to open that file or any copies... Just shuts my iPad down when I try to open GarageBand .