You can do this by using iCloud feature (requires version 3)

  1. Open SE (free version).
  2. Select Menu (top right) and set iCloud ON.
  3. In file list view, select Edit (top left).
  4. Select files.
  5. Select Upload (iCloud with Up arrow at the bottom).
  6. Cloud mark will appear on the selected files.
  7. Open paid version.
  8. Select Menu (top right) and set iCloud ON.
  9. Refresh the list (ex. Select Video & Samples, then cancel it)
  10. All the files should appear.
  1. Open Control Center (iOS10)

    Check the switch in this pic.

  2. Mute Switch on the side of device (older devices)
    - This switch doesn't mute iTunes nor Music, but does mute iWriteMusic.
    - Also, double check the volume as well.
  3. Rotation Lock vs Mute (older iPad models)
    - If you set your device's side switch to lock Rotation, Mute switch, then appears in Control Center.
    - Swipe up your finger from the device bottom to show Control Center and set Mute off.
  4. Playback Options (Mute/Solo & Voice Select)
    - Open Playback Option (4th from top left in EditorView) and check the settings.
    - Lightblue color means ON, Gray color means OFF
    - All Voices are ON in default setting of Voice Select.
    - Voice Select is independent from Solo/Mute. When this is all OFF, it won't play any.
  1. Water mark appears on page view and printouts.
  2. Picture of Beethoven appears in the background of PageView
  3. Can not import iWriteMusic data file (export only)
  4. Can not export Standard MIDI file.
  5. Can not save more than 5 files.

The notes/rests appearing in Gray color is a matter of Voice Select in Main Tool Box.

Here is how Voice Select works.

  • Tap V1 to switch editing voice (V2 - V3 - V4, back to V1 and rotates)
  • Selected voice appears in Black, while other voices appear in Gray.
  • In Multi-Voice bars, all V1 & V3 notes appear as Up Stem, while V2 & V4 appear as Down Stem.
    (The relationship of voice and its stem direction can't be changed.)
  • When you open a song, it always starts from V1, which means all Non-V1 voices appear in Gray.

Just to let you know, you can reassign Non-V1 to V1 with Copy & Paste

  1. Change the voice to let Non-V1 notes/rests editable.
  2. Copy them all.
  3. Change the Voice to V1
  4. Paste them.

Now you have those notes/rests in two voices,

  1. Change Voice Select back to the voice you just copied.
  2. Select Clear/Delete Bar tool
  3. Select the first and the last Bar
  4. Select "Clear Current Voice"

To attach PDF and/or MIDI, you must open the file first, then

  1. To email MIDI, select Menu in EditorView
  2. To email PDF/JPG, go to PageView, then select Menu.

Emailing from FileListView only attaches iwm files.
Once you closed the data, iWriteMusic deletes any PDF/JPG or MIDI files that might be created while editing.

iWriteMusic adjusts spaces for each lines when it draws pages. Because of this, Some undesired shrinks or expansions may occur. There are several options in Settings (located in top right in PageView) to make adjustments. Number of bars per line and/or Staff Size may be a good start to solve this problem.

First of all, we’re very sorry for such issue. The reason could be various, but please check below first.

< Terminate iWriteMusic and unnecessary apps >

  1. Double click your device Home button.
  2. All the apps kept in the background will appear.
  3. Find iWriteMusic, Press + Hold it, then swipe it to the screen top to terminate it.
  4. Also, please terminate unnecessary apps you found there in the same way.

iOS may not terminate the app properly when it crashed for some reasons, then then the app won’t restart properly unless you do this. Also, keeping too many background apps may cause issues.

< Restart your device >

  1. Press + Hold your device Power switch.
  2. “Slide to Power Off” message will appear.
  3. Do it.
  4. Wait for a minute until the screen turns black completely.
  5. Press the Power switch again to restart.
  6. When the screen comes back, start iWriteMusic and see how it works.

iWriteMusic normally starts working properly by doing above.

Please be advised that unless you do above, ANY APPs you ever opened WILL NEVER BE TERMINATED and stay in background. Your device, then, will eventually run out its resources and cause issues no matter how well equipped the device is.

< Unknown Issues >

We always want this app to be bug free. We test the app carefully and remove all the bugs we know at the moment before the release of any new versions. There is, however, always a chance of new bugs that we still don’t know yet unfortunately. The problem is, unless we know what the issue is, we can't fix it. We know you're using iWM in different way with different settings from what we tested and may find new issues. Please email us when you find anything wrong and if you can, attach the data as well so we can find the cause and fix it.

< Auto Save >

iWriteMusic supports AutoSave although you need to activate it. If you want to use it,

  1. Open Menu in EditorView
  2. Select Application Settings, then it will appear on the top of the list.

Please remember that you can enter notes or rests beyond the bar limit.
For instance, you can enter 5 quarter notes in one 4/4 measure.
All the notes/rests over the limit appear in red color and will be ignored on playback, however,
you can, for instance, write a long cadenza in a single bar beyond the bar limit.
So, in this case, enter a note/rest beyond the bar limit first, then make a triplet.

This file contains MIDI data in standard format which you can transfer to other major notation software such as Finale or Sibelius. You can also play it with most of audio players such as QuickTime or Windows Media Player, however you can not play it on iOS devices. iWriteMusic is currently supporting Export Standard MIDI only, which means you can not transfer MIDI data that you created with other notation software to iWriteMusic.

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