GarageBand for iOS 1.2: Optimizing Jam Session network connectivity

Learn how to optimize network connectivity for your Jam Session in GarageBand for iOS.

Mixing different network connections can cause issues when trying to join a Jam Session or cause devices to play out of sync. These tips will help optimize network connectivity:

  • All participants in a Jam Session should use the same type of network connection: either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
  • If the available Wi-Fi network has high network traffic, try using Bluetooth.
  • If one or more participants wants to make audio recordings with the Audio Recorder, Guitar Amp, or the Sampler, using a Wi-Fi network will shorten the time needed to collect recordings.

To select a specific network connection:

Bluetooth

  1. Open the Settings app and turn Wi-Fi off.
  2. Tap the General section and turn Bluetooth on.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all participants.
  4. Open the Jam Session controls in GarageBand for iOS.
  5. Create or join a Jam Session.

Wi-Fi

  1. Open the Settings app and turn Wi-Fi on.
  2. Tap the General section and turn Bluetooth off.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all participants. Ensure that all participants connect to the same Wi-Fi network.
  4. Open the Jam Session controls in GarageBand for iOS.
  5. Click Cancel in the "Would you like to turn on Bluetooth?" dialog.
  6. Create or join a Jam Session.
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