Garageband Not Opening in iOS 11? Here’s How to Fix It


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After updating to iOS 11, many users have been complaining that GarageBand crashes immediately upon launch or doesn’t open at all. This is a very frustrating problem for those of you who are a frequent user of the app. Luckily, Apple has already acknowledged the issue and “is investigating solutions.”

According to Apple’s Support page, the problem seems to be with iCloud and if you turn it off, it will solve the issues that you’re facing with the app. If you’re really inclined to use GarageBand in iOS 11, the temporary solution would be to turn off iCloud until Apple pushes an update to fix the problem.

Here’s how to disable iCloud and fix the crash issues with GarageBand.

How to Fix GarageBand Crash Issues in iOS 11

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on your name at the top.

Step 2: Go to iCloud.

Step 3: Under the section labeled Apps Using iCloud, find GarageBand and toggle it off.

You should now be able to launch GarageBand without the app crashing. Since you toggled off iCloud for this app, you won’t be able to access any GarageBand songs saved in your iCloud Drive and all the new songs that you create will be saved locally on your device rather than on the cloud. Until Apple fixes this issue, this seems to be the only solution to get GarageBand back to work. It doesn’t seem like the issue has been fixed in iOS 11.1 beta 3 that was released earlier this week. Apple could also release an update for GarageBand to fix the issue.

We’ll update you as soon as Apple pushes an update to fix this problem.

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