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App last updated Jun 05, 2017
New in version 2.2.2

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.


GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. And with Live Loops, it makes it easy for anyone to have fun creating music like a DJ, by triggering loops and audio effects in real time. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play keyboards, guitars, and drums. Enjoy Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug in a guitar or bass and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Use a Touch Instrument, microphone, or a guitar and instantly record a performance with support for up of 32 tracks. Audio Unit Extensions in iOS 10 allow you to play, record and mix third-party instruments or effects right into GarageBand. And share your song using email, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, or AirDrop for iOS.

Live Loops. Make music like a DJ
• Use Multi-Touch to tap and trigger a Live Loop cell or group of cells
• Get started with templates like EDM, House and Hip Hop
• Build your own grid using over 1,200 Apple Loops in a variety of popular genres
• Create loops by recording directly into a cell using any Touch Instrument, or live instruments like voice or guitar
• Use Remix FX to perform DJ-style effects like filters, repeaters, and vinyl scratching
• Tap record and capture your Live Loop performance

Drummer for iOS
• Add a virtual session Drummer to your song who takes direction and plays realistic grooves
• Choose from 9 acoustic or electronic drummers
• Each Drummer character provides their own sound and the ability to create over a million realistic grooves and fills

Alchemy Synth
• Play and record using the new Alchemy Touch Instrument with over 150 synth patches*
• Swipe on the Transform Pad to morph and tweak the sound of any patch

Play your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch like a musical instrument
• Play musical instruments on the innovative Multi-Touch keyboard
• Capture any sound and apply studio-class effects like pitch correction, distortion and delay with the Audio Recorder
• Recreate legendary guitar or bass rigs using virtual amps & stompboxes
• Use the Sampler to create your own custom instrument
• Use 3D Touch to play keyboard sounds with polyphonic aftertouch**
• Record performances from third-party music apps directly into GarageBand using Audio Unit Extensions***

Sound like a virtuoso with Smart Instruments
• Play an entire string orchestra using Smart Strings
• Perform with Chord Strips and autoplay using any keyboard instrument
• Groove with a variety of Smart Basses using upright, electric, and synth sounds
• Strum chords or trigger autoplay patterns on an acoustic and electric Smart Guitar

Create a song anywhere you go
• Record, arrange and mix your song with up to 32 tracks using Touch Instruments, audio recordings, and loops
• Record multiple times over any song section and choose your favorite using Multi-Take Recording
• Use new mixing effects, including Visual EQ, Bitcrusher, and Overdrive
• Trim and place musical regions exactly where you want them to play
• Automate the volume and record the movement of controls on Touch Instruments
• Add comments or lyric ideas to your song with an integrated notepad

Share your songs
• Keep your songs up to date across all devices using iCloud Drive
• Create custom ringtones and alerts for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
• Share your songs using email or Facebook, YouTube, and SoundCloud
• Remotely add new tracks to your Logic Pro X project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud

* The Alchemy synth is available on iPhone 6 or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 4
** Requires compatible third-party Audio Unit Extensions apps from the App Store.
*** Polyphonic aftertouch is available on iPhone 6s or later.
**** 32 tracks is available on iPhone 5s or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, and iPad mini 2 or later. Multitrack recording requires a compatible third-party audio interface.

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Please make this easier!
Jay8bird888888 on 8/18/2017
This game has the potential to be very fun, but it is SOOO hard to navigate and I often end up very confused after using this app. Please make this easier to use!🙏
I Can't Get the App to Work
Offended_By_Unicorns on 8/18/2017
I downloaded this app today trying to use it to make music for my animation I'm working on. I have used this app at school before, and have a general idea of how it is supposed to work. When I tap on an instrument to add it goes to a dark gray screen with the top menu. Please help, I want to progress on my animation, and can't find any other apps that will work for me.
liam_bohn__ on 8/18/2017
Great that it's free awesom studio app too 👍👍
Won't work on iOS 9?
Rhinetime on 8/17/2017
Very disappointed garage band won't work on iOS 9. I've tried everything. I use garage band to teach elementary students music. The only thing we have in our school are iPad 2. Very sad, I'm sure something simple could be done to allow the previous version oh GB.
Obsessive Fangirl on 8/17/2017
it won't let me download the app, despite my IOS being higher than 10.3. Help??
Great app
C.K.20 on 8/17/2017
This is great app I like that it has a lot of different instruments/sounds to choose from and the live loops are awesome. It would be nice to have the option to be able to play in different tunings and add a banjo and ukulele for different sounds. And maybe a track lable option like Chorus, verse etc... Feature updates? Other than that I like this app and it's easy to use. Thanks!
Harmony out of wack
teffyjeffy on 8/16/2017
I don't know what the heck happened, but ever since this morning, when I try to have two notes play at the same time on a midi instrument that is CAPABLE playing more than one note, suddenly some of the lowest playing notes just don't play. I don't know what is causing this, but it is forcing me to put in so much extra work to get the chords that I want, for something that was so simple in the past. PLEASE FIX THIS!!!
Plzaboutu on 8/16/2017
I like it!It is easy to use and can get nice results !!!!
I can't re download it
Aoifezahner on 8/15/2017
Pretty cool game but I can't re download it and I did everything
Mine is broken I think
onliner142636536 on 8/15/2017
I go in to every single instument and there is no loops or tracks or instruments ??? Am I missing something???
Great but I have some suggestions
PlannedIsland11 on 8/15/2017
I love messing around with GarageBand and trying (to no avail) to recreate some of my favorites. I know how to play just about every instrument in the app for real and I just had some biggest one is the guitar, I'd like to be able to move up and down the neck because my favorite soloing area lies on the twelfth fret and up. Also I might be the only one with this issue but sometimes it feels like when I'm recording the drumming it doesn't sound at all the same on the recording as it does when I play it...all in all I love this app and totally recommend it to musicians!
Love the app, but needs a fix
Kemer1980 on 8/15/2017
I love the app, but trying to contact Apple with some input is crazy, so hope they ready this. When using a third party sound app like Amplitude, the recorded track can be heard fine in the headphones, but from the phone speaker it is very quiet, even when turning the volume up all the way on the track. It's the same way when you post it to SoundCloud, YouTube, etc, track is gone unless you listen with headphones.
Huytylolx on 8/14/2017
I can't make a ringtone anymore because there is only one tab which is active loops. Can anyone help me?
Mr. Nice guy 32 on 8/14/2017
Let's get a little extra. How about some latin music instruments & loops. -merengue- I suggest that yall include percussive instruments such as 'la guira', 'la tambora'. This could go along with the smart drum section *ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS * - I suggest that yall include a few more instruments on the keyboard. A saxophone PREFERABLY. -maybe some saxophone loops. Something Jazzy like Saxophone loops. -same way we could set up the tempo, we should have the opportunity to set up time signatures rather than choosing the optional time signatures (4/4 3/4 6/8) Thank you for reading! Up coming musician over here 👋
Bakers2017 on 8/13/2017
I use to make ringtones now it says song can go transfer and now I can't make custom ring tones this app was good now it's not 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎
Nicole1405lol on 8/13/2017
Add turntables
alockout on 8/11/2017
Great game but you should add turntables and launchpads
Great App
IAwesome on 8/11/2017
I used this for a ringtone. Great instruments. 😃😃
It crashes so much
Clove Sevina (district two)cx on 8/11/2017
I love this app, but anytime I go to export it the whole thing crashes. I just want to be able to share it, but as soon as I click on what I want to share it with the app shuts down.
More loops pleaseee and better sound
Music Freak 😎 on 8/11/2017
This app is great but needs more loops and better hip hop r&b sounds , kits etc including reggae . And some snaps like for the dirty south
Can't even download this app
Houston0023 on 8/11/2017
So I heard you can easy make a ringtone with this app so Bought a song I liked and tried to download the app and I get a message saying "could not be downloaded at this time" why is this happening I just want a nice ringtone
Good app but...
Msusnsysnsisbaonaao on 8/11/2017
I had this app and lived it i factory reset my phone now I can't update to 10.3.1 and now I can't reinstall the app
No instruments will open
TeenwolfiawhatIlovesodearly on 8/11/2017
I've had this app before and it worked perfectly well, but I recently re downloaded it after the update and no instruments will open. I click on them and it loads then just shows the blank background screen. I tried exiting out and trying again many times but nothing works.
Good but crashes
11dunia11 on 8/10/2017
Crashes every time I try to export something!!! I have iphone 6!! Why isn't it exporting!!!!!!!
Suggestion For The Creators
Sheri Bauer on 8/10/2017
Where is the older version for iPad 2? It was available but now I can't redownload this app for my iPad. iPad 2 no longer updates. I had to reset everything to clean out storage and now this app won't let me have older version anymore???
Brody31331 on 8/10/2017
This app is A MAZIMG 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Not a musician but...
Terrified while laughing on 8/9/2017
I use it to record ringtones. Works great!
Add banjo
Camofisherman07 on 8/9/2017
Love the app would like banjo though
Older version not available
Brett Kjell on 8/9/2017
I deleted an older version while trying to upgrade to newer version in order to continue working on a song that I had started on my phone. Went to upload newest version but was unable to do so because it required version 10.3 of OS. My older iPad will only upgrade to 9.? Of the OS. I would have expected it to give the option of reinstalling an older version that would work with my current operating system, but it will not work. Now I without any version of GarageBand on my iPad. Apple should allow for using older version to upload for use on older iPads, especially when people such as myself like the older units for dedicated apps like music studio work
Please fix!!!
The knights of d on 8/9/2017
I wanna upload my music to YouTube but I keep getting error 403. It would be awesome if this could get fixed. Thank you.
dariusjr98 on 8/9/2017
The bass doesn't work for me...that's it.
Full screen smart strings
The incredibly credible hulk on 8/9/2017
I love GarageBand, but please bring back the full screen smart strings option, it's a lot more cumbersome when they're so small. Aside from that I have not complaints :-)
Fix export feature
YOUR TRASH A$$ES on 8/8/2017
Every time I try to share my song it won't let me. It will export but then nothing happens please fix I tried mail, text, SoundCloud, and it pops up blank I don't know what to do. Very frustrating, fix and 5 stars coming your way!
Doesn't work with my keyboard anymore since update
Ceph surely on 8/8/2017
Doesn't work with my keyboard since update so now it kinda lame
Love it! Except.....
10 thirteen on 8/8/2017
Imma give you five stars because this is well executed and produced but can you possibly get rid of Bm7 and mabye even Bm and add some more..... well useful chords? That's all! Thanks
JaythenR on 8/8/2017
Lollipop lollipop oh lolli lolli lolli
MOS12232123 on 8/7/2017
I use this app because this is all I've got. This app is great sometimes, but there are a LOT of issues. If you make a beat that is too fast and record it, it will not pick up the exact beat. You also can't use the scroll option when you are recording. That is not a glitch, it was something the developers did and I have no idea why. But it's still a terrible choice to make. And there are many MANY other issues. But if you just want to screw around, than this is great for that. Now don't get me wrong, the quality is GREAT! I just wish there weren't so many problems with the app. I made an insane beat and I can't record it properly because of these stupid issues. 3/5
Overall good app, but...
Korri G. on 8/7/2017
The overall app is very good. The setup is organized and easy to use. Efficient, fast, clean cut. Would give it a five star, but there is a few things wrong. When I press the "sustain" effect, the effect only works while the instrument is shown on screen. However, when showing the multiple instrumental lines the effect doesn't work. Also, when I tried doing a vocal recording the app crashed. Additionally, when switching the type of instrument (e.g. switching picked bass to upright), the sound of the instrument doesn't change, fizzles out, then the app crashes. Garage Band deserves a five star rating, but these minuscule things have a huge impact on it.
storage space glitch
HeNextUp on 8/7/2017
Good But trash. it says i need more storage space to record but i have 1gb left on my phone.
Needs more loops
Queen Asia on 8/7/2017
This app needs more loops And sounds
Fun app for quick ideas
JonWonderX on 8/7/2017
A the price of free, I can't complain. Other developers have shown greater potential of what is possible on the iPad Pro. My interpretation is that Logic Pro could for iOS can be a reality.
Old version is better...
Destini A-M on 8/6/2017
Ok, so.. I haven't updated mine because of one big problem- when my friend updated GB, the usual option of making a track and using ANY instrument and style left. We both have iPad minis, so... I won't take "but maybe hers is just different" as an answer. We had the same functions and stuff- same updates- same everything. If you guys could just bring that back AND fix the extra bugs, then that would make it easier for so many of us. My friend is really upset about the update, and so am I, so PLEASE bring back the original option.. PLEASE. Thank you for your time.
Its good
Ivcffff on 8/6/2017
Its a pretty good app can mix and stuff. Its just it optimizes performance too much and it gets annoying and the FX button doesn't recored properly. And it's hard to add add on sounds it took me 20 minutes to add 1 and i cant even add anymore so you should be able to easily download additional sound effects and sort easier. Maybe even make another app for it and have community creation sound effects... otherwise very good.
thejoshcolumbus on 8/6/2017
Its a good app and im using it to make my solo album but the more I use it the more glitches there are. Im 10 songs in and im starting to have some issues.
Fix it
Hshjdjdjdj on 8/6/2017
Fix the saving
MollyH1234 on 8/5/2017
The app is heaven it will blow your mind👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
How to stop the metronome should be clearer
Ero Winter on 8/5/2017
I can only get it to stop once I'm already recording. I'm admittedly not skilled with tech, and a strings player. But I couldn't find the help function easily either. The functions and layout of this app could be a lot more intuitive.
Can someone please help me
Vhh44 on 8/5/2017
I have this problem where when I used to merge tracks and click settings on the notes it would give me the option to follow the tempo and pitch but now for some reason it won't show up even though I'm merging the same instruments
Great app
HorsesAreLife888888 on 8/5/2017
Love this app
music teacher Clay on 8/5/2017
I use this app a lot to create rehearsal tracks for my choir. It the current update, there seems to be a bug that keeps the app from exporting the song anywhere. I've tried two different iPads, and multiple apps, but it gets stuck halfway through the exporting song status bar.
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Apple Inc.
  • Category: Music
  • Released: Mar 10, 2011
  • Current Version Released: Jun 05, 2017
  • Version: 2.2.2
  • Size: 1697.7 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Devices: iPhone5-iPhone5, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74,
  • Supported Languages: Arabic; Catalan; Valencian; Chinese; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Malay; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Moldavian; Russian; Chinese; Slovak; Spanish; Castilian; Swedish; Thai; Chinese; Turkish; Ukrainian; Vietnamese;