NOTICE: If you have not upgraded your device to iOS 8 yet, please do not upgrade to PocketGuitar version 1.5. The app will not start up on iOS 6 or 7. We will release version 1.5.1 to fix this issue shortly.


I cannot play chords with more than 2 fingers on the screen!

Please make sure that the "Zoom" feature is turned off, which is under Preferences app > Accessibility.
The app cannot detect more than 2 fingers at same time when it is turned on.

I can't hear any sound!

Please make sure that you are plucking the black area on the bottom of the screen instead of the wooden fretboard.

The app crashes!

Sometimes it seems to crash when you don't have enough memory. Please turn off your iPhone by holding power button, and turn it on again. If it still crashes after reboot, try reinstalling the application. For details about reinstalling the application, please read the article from Apple.

Can I press barre chords?

You cannot press barre chords by laying your finger because of the limitation in the hardware. Instead, after you put your finger on the fretboard, drag your finger horizontally to the fret.

Everything is displayed in Japanese!

It sometimes seems to happen when the language preference of the device is not English (e.g. French or German). To show the messages in English, please choose English in your language preference first, and change it back to your language again.

Reporting Problems

If you still have any problems, please send email to the following address.

If the application is crashing even after rebooting the device, it would be very helpful you send me crash logs located at following places on your computer after you sync it with your device.

Mac OS X: [Home Directory]/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/
MobileDevice/[Device Name]

Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\
Application Data\Apple Computer\Logs\CrashReporter\
MobileDevice\[Device Name]

Windows Vista: C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\
Roaming\Apple Computer\Logs\CrashReporter\
MobileDevice\[Device Name]

In this directory, you will find some files that begin with "PocketGuitar", e.g. PocketGuitar-2008-08-22-213936.crash. Please put these files into a zip archive and send it to me.

You can also join discussions at PocketGuitar Google Group.