Use iCloud Drive with Pages on Mac
When iCloud Drive is turned on for your device, it stores your documents and keeps them up to date on your computers, iOS devices, and iPadOS devices that are signed in with the same Apple ID. You always see the latest versions of your documents, no matter where you made your last edits.
For seamless syncing of documents, use iCloud Drive and devices that meet these minimum system requirements: macOS 13, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, or later. On iPhone or iPad, items stored in iCloud Drive appear in the document manager.
You can also use Pages for iCloud to create and edit Pages documents using a supported web browser on a Mac or Windows computer.
Set up iCloud Drive on your Mac
Choose Apple menu > System Settings (or System Preferences), then do one of the following:
If you’re already signed in on your Mac with an Apple ID: Click Apple ID (to the right of your name).
If you’re not signed in with an Apple ID: Click Sign In, enter your Apple ID and password, then follow the instructions.
If you don’t have an Apple ID: Click Create Apple ID to get one, then sign in.
Important: If you forget your Apple ID or its password, you can recover it on the Apple ID website. Though you can have more than one Apple ID, it’s not recommended. Purchases made using one Apple ID can’t be merged with those made using another Apple ID.
Select the iCloud Drive checkbox.
With macOS Catalina 10.15 or later, if you don’t see the checkbox, click iCloud in the column on the left.
Click Options next to the iCloud Drive checkbox, then select the Pages checkbox.
When iCloud Drive is turned off for Pages on your Mac, new documents you create or edits you make aren’t saved to iCloud. Similarly, new documents you create or edits you make to documents on your devices or on your other computers aren’t available in Pages on your Mac.
Open the Pages for iCloud web app
Documents you create using Pages for iCloud are automatically available in Pages on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad that are set up to use iCloud and signed in with the same Apple ID. Similarly, if you create a document using Pages on iPhone, iPad, or a Mac, the document appears automatically in Pages for iCloud.
Make sure you’re signed in with your Apple ID and are using iCloud Drive. To check, do one of the following:
macOS Ventura 13 or later: Choose Apple menu > System Settings > Apple ID > iCloud Drive, click Options, then make sure the Pages checkbox is selected.
macOS 12 or earlier: Choose Apple menu > System Preferences > Apple ID, click Options next to the iCloud Drive checkbox, then make sure the Pages checkbox is selected. (If you don’t see Options, make sure the iCloud Drive checkbox is selected.)
On your Mac or Windows computer, go to iCloud.com, then sign in using the same Apple ID.
See Pages for iCloud Help for more information about using Pages for iCloud.
Tips for managing documents across computers and devices
Here are a few things to keep in mind about using iCloud to manage your documents across devices:
If you edit and then close a document when you’re not connected to the internet, you see a cloud icon next to the document in the Open dialog on your Mac. The next time you connect to the internet, the edited document is synced to iCloud.
If you edit a document on multiple computers or devices and don’t allow time for your edits to sync, you will see conflicts. If you do get a conflict, you can choose to preserve any or all of the versions. (This applies only to documents not shared with others.)
If you delete a document that someone shared with you, it’s deleted from your iCloud Drive and from Pages on all your devices. You can click the shared link again to add the document back to your iCloud Drive, where it’s again available on all your computers and devices with iCloud turned on.
If you use folders to organize your documents on one device, the same folder organization applies on all your devices.
If you add a password to a document on one device, it’s required to open the document on all your devices.