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

Learn about the new features in Numbers 11.0 for iOS and iPadOS.

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Precise editing controls

Use new editing controls in the Arrange Inspector to adjust the look and placement of objects.

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Quick value entry

Use onscreen keypads to enter exact values for text size, spacing, table size and more.

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Easily select multiple cells

Add or remove objects or table cells from a selection by tapping or dragging across them.

And more

  • A new option in More > Settings > Editing to always open spreadsheets in edit view.
  • Add phone number links to table cells, text objects and shapes.
  • Export your spreadsheet to Microsoft Excel with the summary worksheet excluded.
  • Scribble support for Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Spanish languages.

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


New in Numbers 10.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Use Scribble to write by hand with Apple Pencil, and your words will be converted to text automatically.Learn more
  • Forms are now easier to create and customise. Add a form to any table or use the new Basic Form template. Learn more
  • Improved performance when working with large tables.
  • Easily find pictures and videos using new zoom and search capabilities in the redesigned image picker.2
  • Enhance your spreadsheets with a variety of new, editable shapes.

1. Scribble requires iPadOS 14 and currently supports English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.
2. Requires iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.

New in Numbers 10.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Use reading view to scroll and zoom your spreadsheets without unintentional edits. Learn more
  • Play YouTube and Vimeo videos directly in your spreadsheets.* Learn more
  • Add captions and titles easily to images, videos, shapes and other objects. Learn more
  • New functions, including XLOOKUP, XMATCH and REGEX, let you match patterns, manipulate text and create flexible formulas. Learn more

* This feature may not be available in all countries or regions.

New in Numbers 10.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Use Numbers with Magic Keyboard, a mouse or a trackpad for a new way to work with your spreadsheets. Requires iPadOS 13.4. Learn more
  • Create spreadsheets with more rows and columns than ever before. Learn more
  • Add a Numbers spreadsheet to a shared iCloud Drive folder to start collaborating automatically. Requires iPadOS 13.4 or iOS 13.4. Learn more
  • Apply a colour to the background of a sheet. Learn more
  • Edit shared spreadsheets while offline and your changes will be uploaded when you’re back online. Requires iPadOS or iOS 13. Learn more
  • Touch and hold, then drag across multiple objects to select them. Learn more
  • Access your recently used templates easily in a redesigned template chooser.
  • Print or export a PDF of your spreadsheet with comments included. Learn more
  • Add a drop cap to text in a shape. Learn more
  • Enhance your spreadsheets with a variety of new, editable shapes.

New in Numbers 5.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Enable Dark Mode to emphasise your content.* Learn more
  • On iPadOS, use Numbers in multiple spaces or edit two spreadsheets side by side in Split View. Learn more
  • Use custom fonts installed from the App Store.*
  • Support for new iOS 13 and iPadOS text editing and navigation gestures.* Learn more
  • Capture a screenshot of an entire spreadsheet, mark it up, then easily share it as a PDF.*
  • Access files from a USB drive, external hard drive or file server.* Learn more
  • Listen to an audio representation of your chart using VoiceOver. Learn more
  • Add accessibility descriptions to audio, video and drawings. Learn more
  • Improved accessibility of exported PDFs.
  • Support for HEVC-formatted films, enabling reduced file sizes while maintaining visual quality. Learn more
  • Select multiple objects by pressing Shift or Command on a hardware keyboard.

Requires iOS 13 or iPadOS.

New in Numbers 5.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Change the style of individual series in chart, adjust spacing between columns and add trendlines. Learn more
  • Create links to other sheets in your spreadsheet. Learn more
  • Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles. Learn more
  • Greatly improved accuracy using the enhanced 128-bit calculation engine. Learn more
  • Add rows to filtered tables.
  • Adjust the appearance of cell borders in table. Learn more
  • Place images, shapes and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text. Learn more
  • Using face detection, subjects in photos will be positioned intelligently in placeholders and objects.
  • Choose whether Apple Pencil should be used to start drawing or to select and scroll – or toggle between these options via double-tap using a supported Apple Pencil.  Learn more
  • Customise lists by choosing from new bullet point types, changing the size and colour of bullet points, creating custom bullet points, adjusting indention levels and more. Learn more
  • Choose Learn Spelling to add a word to the spelling dictionary. Learn more

New in Numbers 5.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Make precise changes to table row and column counts and sizes with the Format pane.
  • Create templates to use as a model for new spreadsheets, and access them on any device using iCloud. Learn more
  • Performance and usability improvements to smart categories.
  • Save custom shapes for use in other spreadsheets, then access them on any device using iCloud. Learn more
  • Increased maximum zoom level to 400%.
  • Enhancements to Excel and comma-separated value file import.
  • Create image placeholders to easily replace images, without affecting the formatting of your spreadsheet. Learn more
  • Improved performance while collaborating on spreadsheets.
  • Edit grouped objects while collaborating.
  • Support for vertical text in shapes and text boxes in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Learn more

New in Numbers 4.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Use smart categories to organise and summarise tables quickly to gain new insights. Learn more
  • Save drawings easily to Photos or Files, or share them with others. Learn more
  • Support for Siri Shortcuts. Requires iOS 12Learn more
  • Numbers now supports Dynamic Type. 
  • Enhance your spreadsheets with a variety of new editable shapes.
  • Performance and stability improvements.

New in Numbers 4.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Easily record, edit and play audio directly in a spreadsheet.
  • Give charts a new look with rounded corners on columns and bars.
  • Add mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation. Learn more
  • A new option in Settings > Numbers lets you use Apple Pencil to select and scroll on iPad. Learn more
  • Enhance your spreadsheets with a variety of new editable shapes.
  • Add gradient and image fills to shapes and text boxes.
  • Easily browse templates by category.

New in Numbers 4.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Use Apple Pencil to draw and write on supported devices, or use your finger. Learn more
  • Collaborate in real time on spreadsheets stored in Box. Learn more
  • Powerful new options for sorting and filtering tables.
  • Use conditional highlighting in tables to change the appearance of a cell when the value meets specified conditions.
  • Improved, customisable import of CSV and text data, with support for custom delimiters and fixed-width files.
  • Use doughnut charts to visualise data in an engaging new way.
  • Add an interactive image gallery to view a collection of photos.
  • Enhance spreadsheets with a variety of new editable shapes.
  • New option to automatically format fractions as you type.
  • Full bi-directional support for Arabic and Hebrew. Learn more

New in Numbers 3.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Work more efficiently on iPad using Slide Over, Split View and the new Dock. Learn more
  • Quickly access and organise your spreadsheets using the new Files app. Learn more
  • Make minor adjustments to existing date, time and duration values faster using new "smart steppers".
  • Use Unite, Intersect, Subtract and Exclude commands to create new shapes. Learn more
  • Use Align, Distribute, Flip Vertical and Flip Horizontal commands to arrange objects quickly.
  • Support for Break Apart command for complex shapes from the shapes library. Learn more
  • Performance and stability improvements.

New in Numbers 3.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Enhance your documents using a library of over 500 professionally drawn shapes. Learn more
  • Reply to comments and join conversation threads. Learn more
  • New auto-correction and text replacement options save time while typing. Learn more
  • Support for print preview in collaborative spreadsheets.
  • The Insert Stock Quote feature and the Stock and Currency functions now return data from the previous market day’s close. Learn more

New in Numbers 3.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Easily add current or historical stock information to spreadsheets. Learn more
  • A powerful new editing experience makes entering data and formulas fast and easy. Learn more
  • Quickly open password-protected spreadsheets using Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Learn more
  • New action menu keeps most common tasks one tap away.
  • Use the new My Stocks template to track your portfolio easily.*
  • Format text as superscript or subscript, use ligatures and change text background colour.
  • New leader lines make pie charts easier to read.
  • Easily replace missing fonts in your spreadsheet.
  • When collaborating on a spreadsheet, you can now cut, copy, paste and duplicate sheets.
  • Customise dates, times and currencies for your language or region.
  • Edit rich text within table cells.

* The My Stocks template is only available when your macOS language is set to English.

New in Numbers 3.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Real-time collaboration (feature in beta).
    • Edit a spreadsheet with others at the same time in Numbers on Mac, iPad, iPhone and iCloud.com
    • Share your spreadsheet publicly or with specific people
    • See who else is in a spreadsheet
    • See participants’ cursors as they’re editing Learn more
  • Use tabs to work with multiple spreadsheets in one window.
  • A new format pane takes advantage of the display on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
  • Improved downloading – Numbers now only downloads spreadsheets from iCloud when you’re ready to work on them.
  • Wide colour gamut image support.
  • Enhanced keyboard navigation and additional keyboard shortcuts.
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