MIDI stopped working on the iPhone after updating to iOS 15.4. Garageband and Simple Piano also started crashing after updating the iPad. My friend also faced the same problem with her Yamaha Clavinova CVP 805. We tried to find a solution in the Apple forum and other websites. But no one has given a solution to this problem. After that, we tried different types of MIDI cables. There are a few cables that work very well on our keyboard. I know we are in the same boat. So, here I’ll share what we did to overcome this Midi stopped working on iPad and iPhone issues.
Tip 1: Try different MIDI Interface Cables
Plenty of MIDI interfaces are available on the market and in online stores. Here I’ll recommend some of the best midi interfaces for your musical devices. But before you buy these, you must buy a camera connection kit for your iPhone or iPad. Because some of the MIDI connecting cables don’t allow us to connect directly to the iPhone or iPad. It’s only optional. If you have a direct connection between the iPad and an instrument via a Midi connection cable, then there is no need for a camera connecting kit.
iRig MIDI 2 ($79.99)
FORE MIDI to USB Interface MIDI Cable Adapter ($19.99)
Lightning to MIDI Cable for iPad/iPhone ($11.99)
MeloAudio USB 2.0 Cable Type B to Midi Cable ($11.99)
WORLDBOYU Lightning to Midi cable ($16.99)
Tip 2: Use 5 Pin DIN MIDI to USB – A Cable
Many people solved their problem by connecting their musical instruments to the iPhone and iPad with 5 Pin DIN MIDI cables. Here are the best 5 Pin DIN MIDI cables.
Roland One in Two Out Midi Cable ($49.00)
Tip 3: Use Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter
This helps to connect the midi cable to the iPad through the USB 3 Camera Adapter. At the same time, it helps charge your iPad as well. To buy a Lightning to USB 3 adapter (Apple Certified), click the link below.
Tip 4: Update your iPad or iPhone
Many people claimed that the problem was resolved after updating to iOS 15.4. So try to update your iPad to the latest iOS version. It may solve your problems with the app crashing and Midi not working. To do that,
- Launch Settings on your iPad / iPhone.
- Then choose the General option.
- Now tap on the Software Update.
- Here, check if any update is available for your iPad / iPhone.
- If it has an update then tap on the Download and Install option.
Tip 5: Update the MIDI App
Do you face MIDI app crashing issues after updating your iPad? The main reason is that your MIDI app doesn’t support the latest iOS. So you have to update your app also. For that,
- Go to the App Store on your iPad or iPhone.
- From the search field search the name of the MIDI app that you’ll use.
- Check if any update is available in that app.
- If yes, then kindly update it.
I hope now you have solved your MIDI stopped working issue with your iPhone or iPad. If the problem persists, then we have to wait until Apple fixes this issue. And if you have any doubts or suggestions, then let us know in the comment section below. For more fixes and recent posts, bookmark iPhonetopics.com.