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Pages for iOS (iPhone, iPod touch): Use iTunes to transfer files

Use iTunes to transfer files

You can use iTunes on your computer to directly transfer documents between your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and your computer. This is useful for transferring documents when you aren’t using iCloud.

Transfer a document from your computer

  1. Connect your iOS device to your computer and open iTunes on your computer if it doesn’t open automatically.

    After a moment, your iOS device appears at the top of the iTunes toolbar.

  2. In iTunes, select your iOS device, then click Apps in the toolbar.

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the window, then click Pages (below File Sharing).

    If you don’t see the File Sharing section, make sure you’re not scrolling the Apps list.

  4. Click the Add button (+) below the Pages Documents list.

  5. Locate and select the document, then click Add.

    The document appears in the Pages Documents list in iTunes.

  6. Select the document in iTunes, then click Sync.

  7. Open Pages on your iOS device.

  8. In the document manager, tap Create document button, then tap Copy from iTunes.

  9. Tap the document.

    When the transfer is complete, the document appears in the document manager.

Pages doesn’t import rich text format (.rtf) file types. Convert .rtf files to another supported file type before importing them into Pages.

Transfer a document to your computer

  1. Open Pages on your device, then do one of the following:

    • If the document is open: Tap Share menu button (on iPad, tap Share menu button if the document is shared on iCloud), then tap Send a Copy.

    • If the document is closed: Tap Share menu button in the document manager, tap Send a Copy, then tap the document you want to transfer.

  2. Tap the document format you want to export: Pages, PDF, Word, or ePub.

  3. Tap iTunes.

  4. Connect your iOS device to your computer (or use iTunes Wi-Fi Sync) and open iTunes on your computer if it doesn’t open automatically.

    After a moment, your iOS device appears at the top of the iTunes toolbar.

  5. In iTunes on your Mac, select your iOS device, then click Apps.

  6. Scroll to the bottom of the window, then select Pages (below File Sharing).

    If you don’t see the File Sharing section, make sure you’re not scrolling the Apps list.

  7. Select the document, click Save to, choose a location, then click Save to.

Imported tables of contents are displayed but can’t be updated on your iOS device. After you export your document back to your Mac, you can update the table of contents.

Last Modified: Dec 8, 2014
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