How To Import Apple Loops Into Garageband for iPad

How to Import Apple Loops into Garageband

How to Import Apple Loops for Ipad

Want to know how to import Apple Loops? We’ll give you the good news first. Yes you can import your own third party loops into Garageband for iPad. The bad news is that they will not show up in the Loop browser for easy previewing. Why Apple chose to make it this way we do not know.

The other bad news is that Garageband on the iPad is not yet capable of using 24-bit audio files.

At the time this article was created Garageband for iPad can only handle 16-bit audio files, which are still extremely high quality. With that in mind here is a step by step guide on how to get your apple loops imported into Garageband for iPad.

1 – On your computer open iTunes, go to your Devices, select your iPad and go to Apps.

How to Import Apple Loops into Garageband for iPad


2 – Scroll down and click on Garageband in your Apps list and then hit the ‘Add‘ button.

3 – Locate the apple loops that currently live on your computer and choose the ones you’d like to import and add those.

4 – Hit the ‘Apply’ button and then the ‘Sync’ button.

5 – After synch is complete launch Garageband on your iPad and tap on an empty audio track. You should see two options, ‘Select All‘ and ‘Import‘.


6 – Choose ‘Import‘ and you will now see a list of the apple loops you just added via iTunes.


7 – That’s how to import Apple Loops. Have fun, make some sick tunes and please share this page on social media.

Apple Loops for Music Producers.

You’ll be glad to learn that all of our products include Apple Loops as standard. Each of our downloads contains multiple file formats for maximum compatibility with all major DAW.

No matter what kind of beats you produce, we offer drum loops for Garageband that cover a wide range of musical genres. Pick a genre and download some free demo loops to test them out in your latest beats.

2 responses... add one

Thanks for the info. I have been looking all over (at the wrong places) for this information. Thanks a great deal. TJ.

hi! I’m wondering, is there any other app that works similarly to garageband that actually uses the embedded meta tag data to organize and narrow down similar to how garage band works on the macbook pro?

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