1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 11, 2014 8:39 AM by léonie
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I purchased the complete collection of intrustruments on OSX, can it be transferred to the iOS? I attempted to do "Already purchased" on iPad Air and it said "No purchase to restore". Thanks,

GarageBand (iPad), iOS 7.1
  • léonie Level 10 (90,714 points)

    Sorry, no. GarageBand on an iPad and GarageBand on a Mac are completely different programs. They need different processors and operating systems, and you cannot use an instrument update for the other platform.


    The iPad in-app purchase will install very different instruments on your iPad - mainly smart instrumentsÖ


    See:  Expanding GarageBand for iOS 2.0 content with an in-app purchase


    That is what you'll get on your iPad: 

    With a one-time in-app purchase, you can add Guitar Amp, Smart Keyboard, Smart Bass, Smart Strings, Smart Drums, Sampler, and a total of 157 preset sounds. The purchased instruments appear in the Touch Instrument browser after you purchase them.

    On your Mac you got lessons, drummers, ans more sounds and loops: Expanding GarageBand for Mac (v10.0) content with an in-app purchase

    With a one-time in-app purchase of $4.99, you can expand this content to 200 sounds, 2,000 loops, 15 Drummers, and 40 guitar and piano Basic Lessons. You will also gain the ability to purchase additional Artist Lessons.