Using iCloud and GarageBand with iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite

After updating to iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite, you may not be able to create or open iCloud songs on all your devices until they are updated to the latest OS and iCloud Drive is enabled.

iCloud lets you keep your GarageBand for iOS songs up to date across all of your iOS devices, and your GarageBand for Mac songs up to date across all of your Macs. You can also start creating a song on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and then import it to your Mac using iCloud.

If you don't see your GarageBand songs on iCloud

After updating to iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite, new GarageBand songs you’ve shared to iCloud may not appear on all your iOS devices or Macs. Follow these steps to use iCloud with GarageBand.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Update your device to iOS 8.
  2. Update to GarageBand version 2.0.3 or later on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  3. Upgrade to iCloud Drive.

On your Mac

  1. Update your Mac to OS X Yosemite.
  2. Update to GarageBand version 10.0.3 or later on your Mac.
  3. Upgrade to iCloud Drive.

Use iCloud and GarageBand with iOS 8 and OS X Mavericks

You can import GarageBand for iOS songs created on a device using iOS 8 to a Mac using OS X Mavericks. If you’ve upgraded your iOS 8 device to iCloud Drive, you must update your Mac to OS X Yosemite to import GarageBand for iOS songs.

Use iCloud and GarageBand with your iPhone 4

You can use iCloud with GarageBand on iPhone 4 if you haven't upgraded to iCloud Drive on any of your other devices. If you’ve already upgraded to iCloud Drive, your iPhone 4 won't be able to upload or display GarageBand for iOS songs stored in iCloud.

If you'd like to upgrade to iCloud Drive to use on your iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite devices, use these steps to download a copy of your GarageBand for iOS songs stored in iCloud to your iPhone 4 before you upgrade to iCloud Drive:

  1. Open GarageBand.
  2. If a project is open, close it and return to the My Songs browser.
  3. Tap any song with a download icon   to save a local copy to your iPhone 4.

Learn More

You can learn more about iCloud Drive, iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite from these resources:

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