iWork for iCloud beta: Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to common questions about iWork for iCloud beta.

Q: What is iWork for iCloud beta?

iWork for iCloud is a suite of web apps that make it easy for anyone to create and edit stunning documents, spreadsheets, and presentations using Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on a Mac or PC browser.

Q: How do I access iWork for iCloud beta?

All users with an iCloud account can access the iWork for iCloud applications by going to iWork for iCloud beta is available in U.S. English only.

Q: Do I need to own iWork for iOS or iWork for Mac to have access to iWork for iCloud beta?

No. You just need to go to and sign in with your iCloud ID to start using iWork for iCloud beta.

Q: What is the difference between the iWork for Mac apps and iWork for iCloud beta?

iWork for Mac was designed to take advantage of Mac hardware and OS X to provide the best experience on the desktop, while iWork for iCloud was designed to provide the best experience on the web.

Q: How does iWork for iCloud beta work with Documents in the Cloud?

With both Documents in the Cloud and iWork for iCloud beta, iCloud stores your iWork documents and keeps them up to date across the iWork apps on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. With iWork for iCloud beta, you can create, access, and edit these documents from a browser on Mac or PC. For more information, see Opening iWork for iOS and iWork ’09 documents in iWork for iCloud beta.

Q: What are the system requirements for iWork for iCloud beta?

iWork for iCloud beta is available in U.S. English and requires an iCloud account, Internet connection, and a computer running a supported OS and browser. For more information, see iWork for iCloud beta: Supported OS and Browsers. iCloud account setup requires a supported iOS device or Mac.

Q: How secure are my documents in iWork for iCloud beta?

iCloud secures your data by encrypting it when it is sent over the Internet, storing it in an encrypted format on the server, and using secure tokens for authentication. This means your documents are protected both while being transmitted to your devices and while stored in the cloud. iCloud uses a minimum of 128-bit AES encryption—the same level of security employed by major financial institutions—and never provides encryption keys to any third parties.

Q: How much free storage does iWork for iCloud beta give me?

Your iCloud account includes 5 GB of free storage for Mail, Documents including iWork for iCloud beta, and your iCloud Backup. Your purchased music, apps, books, and TV shows, as well as your Photo Stream, don’t count against the 5 GB of free storage. You can also buy additional storage space for an annual fee. For more information, see iCloud: Manage or buy more iCloud storage.

Q: Does iWork for iCloud beta work on iOS devices or other mobile platforms?

iWork for iCloud beta requires a Mac or PC running a supported OS and browser. iWork for iCloud beta is not available on mobile browsers. However, you can download iWork for iOS from the App Store.



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