What’s new in Keynote for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Learn about the new features in Keynote 12.1 for iOS and iPadOS.


Dynamic backgrounds

Add subtle movement and visual interest to your presentation with dynamic backgrounds that move continuously as you transition from slide to slide.


New themes

Select from new animated themes featuring dynamic backgrounds.

And more

  • Skip or unskip all slides in a collapsed group.

Get complete step-by-step instructions and information on all the features in Keynote for iOS on your iPhone and iPod touch, or on your iPad.

New in Keynote 12.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Enlarge slides to a maximum zoom level of 400 percent.
  • Edit font size more precisely with up to two decimal places.


New in Keynote 11.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Use the camera in your iPhone or iPad to show yourself right on your slides.
  • Allow participants to take turns controlling a shared presentation from their own device.
  • With radar charts, visually compare multiple variables at once to easily show similarities and differences in your data.
  • New slideshow controls provide easy access to the slide navigator, keyboard shortcuts, live video sources, or multi-presenter controls while presenting.
  • Drag and drop to copy text, images, and other items between apps on iPhone.1
  • Flexible collaboration allows participants to add others to a shared presentation.2
  • Instant translation lets you translate selected text in up to 11 languages and add the translation to your presentation with a tap.2
  • Audio graph makes charts accessible to people with vision impairments by playing an audio tone that changes pitch to represent different values.2

1. Requires iOS 15
2. Requires iOS 15 or iPadOS 15

New in Keynote 11.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Teachers using the Schoolwork app to assign activities in Keynote can now view student progress, such as time spent.

New in Keynote 11.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Use new editing controls in the Arrange Inspector to adjust the look and placement of objects.
  • Use onscreen keypads to enter exact values for text size, spacing, table size, and more.
  • Add or remove objects or table cells from a selection by tapping or dragging across them.
  • A new option in More > Settings > Editing to always open presentations in edit view.
  • Add phone number links to table cells, text objects, and shapes.
  • Scribble support for Portuguese, French, Italian, German, and Spanish languages.*

* Requires iPadOS 14.5

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