I'm wondering if there is a way to display all the 'note letters' on the keys in the Keyboard on GarageBand for iOS.

At the moment it only displays the 'C notes' - for example C2, C3 and C4.

I have no 'music-based technical knowledge' or expertise and would appreciate any help in being able to see all the notes displayed.

Thanks for your help!


I'm pretty certain that there is no setting to overlay the note names on each key of the GarageBand-IOS keyboard. It's a reasonable question, and I found it repeated a couple of other times on discussion forums.

I submitted this to Apple as a feature request. I encourage you (and others) to do the same using this link.

  • Thanks for the response! This is an essential feature for new users. – AruAkise Oct 15 '12 at 17:12

In order to enable note labels, you have to open

“Settings” > “GarageBand”

and than you are able to toggle “Keyboard Note Labels”.

Example of the GarageBand settings on iOS 12

  • This should be the correct answer. – Lucca Ferri Nov 2 at 15:16
  • Is there any way to notify the user who asked this question? – Felix. v. O. Nov 3 at 17:05

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