Garageband Headaches

PaulRustad007

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All my daughter wants to do is the ability to transfer work between the two Garagebands for OS X and iOS. It seems this is impossible at the moment. She does not want to transfer the music, but the entire work file between the 2 devices. She creates in one, and then on the road want to edit the one made on OS X on the iOS version and vice versa. Any ideas?
 

PaulRustad007

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Would be nice to know what devices are being used in her situation.

Has she tried any or all of these options?
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17218?locale=en_US

This thread on Apple Support https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4111769 states:
"Projects you create in GarageBand for Mac also cannot be opened in GarageBand for iOS."
Mac Mini mid 2011 running Yosemite with the latest GB installed, iPad Mini 3 with 8.3.3 with the latest GB installed. Whenever I transfer an OS X file to iOS, I get the reply that "iOS can not use an OS X Garageband file."
 

PaulRustad007

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I just tried this:
http://thegaragebandguide.com/garageband-ios-how-to-move-your-projects-to-mac-os-x
It worked for me. Maybe a resinstall of the OS is needed?

Others have said try uploading the file to the iCloud. I would have to say it is almost definitely Yosemite interfering with the file transfer or not allowing it.

I can easily transfer the SONG from platform to platform, it is the actual work files that I want to transfer so they can be edited in both programs, independently of each other. The output is simply an AIFF File and that I can move around at will.