Earlier today, I recorded a song and uploaded it to the iCloud.

I want to edit it on my MacBook Air (OS X Mavericks) and then send it back to my iPhone, but the file on my iPhone just disappeared?

  • is your file still on iCloud?
    – Ruskes
    May 3 '14 at 11:45
  • Yes,it is now on my iCloud < but I want to record more tracks on my phone, so I want to get them back...
    – John850305
    May 3 '14 at 14:30
  • so what is preventing you to move it from iCloud to your phone?
    – Ruskes
    May 3 '14 at 15:47
  • Sorry!! I just couldn't figure out the right STEP to move it back to my iPhone!!
    – John850305
    May 4 '14 at 2:45

I found some instructions that might help you with your problem.

When you want to send a song to iCloud, tap on the Edit button and select a song (or songs). With iCloud enabled in the app, you will now see an iCloud icon along the top bar. Tapping on the iCloud icon will bring up a prompt, asking if you want to send the song(s) to iCloud.

After the song is uploaded to iCloud, you will see an iCloud logo in the top-right corner of the song thumbnail, indicating a successful upload and the fact that the song is stored in the cloud.


I did this the other way round. I had a file stored on iCloud. I opened the song in GarageBand and closed it by saving it on my iPhone. Then I selected the file after downloading the file from iCloud and selected "Remove from iCloud". After doing so, I was very disappointed since the music composition was nearly finished ... BUT ... somehow I had an old version on my iPhone after selecting "Remove from iCloud". Nearly have a week of work disappeared. Storing the files on the iPhone memory seems to cause LESS trouble since I always have a security backup every time I connect my iPhone to iTunes to make a backup on my hardisk.

That's a really DISAPPOINTING experience!

PS: And strangely, I wasn't even able to open some files stored on iCloud. Only the first file worked. I had to install three times Garageband from the app store to make it working. A really FRUSTRATING experience!

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