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Using iWork with iCloud Drive

When you upgrade your iCloud account to use iCloud Drive, here's what to expect in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

With iCloud Drive, we're making changes to the way your iWork documents are stored in iCloud and the way your devices keep documents up to date with each other.

With iCloud Drive, you can store all your documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDFs, images, and other kinds of files in iCloud, so they’re always accessible from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, and iCloud.com.

You’ll be prompted to upgrade your account to iCloud Drive when you install iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite, or open Pages, Numbers, or Keynote on iCloud.com.

Options for iWork customers

Upgrade to iCloud Drive today.

Choose this option if you want to keep your documents up to date in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, and you want to use the iWork web apps on iCloud.com and the Share via iCloud feature. To access the most recent versions of your documents from a Mac with OS X Mavericks or earlier, you’ll need to go to iCloud.com and access Pages, Numbers, and Keynote from there. On a PC, you can install iCloud for Windows 4.0 and set up iCloud Drive.

If you upgrade to iCloud Drive now:

  • Your documents will keep up to date across devices with iOS 8, Macs with OS X Yosemite, PCs with iCloud for Windows 4.0, and iCloud.com.
  • Your documents will no longer keep up to date on devices with iOS 7 and Macs with OS X Mavericks or earlier.
  • You’ll be able to use the iWork web apps on iCloud.com.
  • You’ll be able to use the Share via iCloud feature with iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, and iCloud.com.
  • Documents you previously shared via iCloud will be accessible to collaborators.

Upgrade to iCloud Drive later.

Choose this option if you want to keep your documents up to date with your apps on iOS 7 or earlier and OS X Mavericks or earlier. Note that until you upgrade your iCloud account to iCloud Drive, you won’t be able to use the iWork web apps on iCloud.com or the Share via iCloud feature.     

If you don’t upgrade to iCloud Drive at this time:

  • Your documents will keep up to date across devices with iOS 8 and across devices with iOS 7 and Macs with OS X Mavericks or earlier.
  • You won’t be able to use the iWork web apps on iCloud.com.
  • You won’t be able to use the Share via iCloud feature.
  • Documents you previously shared via iCloud won’t be accessible to collaborators until you upgrade to iCloud Drive.

iPhone 4 customers

iPhone 4 doesn't support iOS 8 or iCloud Drive. If you upgrade your iCloud account to iCloud Drive, you won't be able to use iCloud with Pages, Numbers, or Keynote on an iPhone 4. You’ll still be able to use the iWork apps on an iPhone 4, but without iCloud.

Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
Last Modified: Oct 16, 2014
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