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

Learn about the new features in Keynote 10.2 for iOS and iPadOS.

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Scribble

Use Scribble to write by hand with Apple Pencil, and your words will be converted to text automatically.1, 2

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Outline View

Use the new Outline View to focus on the structure and flow of your content without other distractions.

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Web videos

Play YouTube and Vimeo videos right in your presentations.4

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And more

  • Movie export now supports a wide selection of formats and frame rates.
  • Hold the Option key while dragging an object to duplicate it.2
  • Easily find pictures and videos using new zoom and search capabilities in the redesigned image picker.3
  • Enhance your presentations with a variety of new, editable shapes.

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.

1. Scribble currently supports English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.
2. Requires iPadOS 14.
3. Requires iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.
4. May not be available in all regions.


New in Keynote 10.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Films can now be played through slide transitions. Add the same film to multiple slides to play from one slide to the next. Learn more
  • Use the Align to Path option so that objects point in the correct direction while following a motion path.
  • Add captions and titles easily to images, videos, shapes and other objects. Learn more

New in Keynote 10.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Use Keynote with Magic Keyboard, a mouse or a trackpad for a new way to work with your presentations. Requires iPadOS 13.4. Learn more
  • Select from a variety of gorgeous new themes to help you get started.
  • Add a Keynote presentation to a shared iCloud Drive folder to start collaborating automatically. Requires iPadOS 13.4 or iOS 13.4. Learn more
  • Edit shared presentations 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
  • Easily access your recently used themes in a redesigned theme chooser.
  • Print or export a PDF of your presentation with comments included. Learn more
  • Add a drop cap to make text stand out with a large, decorative first letter. Learn more
  • Enhance your presentations with a variety of new, editable shapes. 
  • New “Keyboard” text build-in and build-out animation.

New in Keynote 5.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • On iPadOS, use Keynote in multiple space or edit two presentations side by side in Split View. Learn more
  • Support for HEVC-formatted films, enabling reduced file sizes while maintaining visual quality. 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 presentation, 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 and video. Learn more
  • Improved accessibility of exported PDFs.
  • Select multiple objects by pressing Shift or Command on a hardware keyboard.

Requires iOS 13 or iPadOS.

New in Keynote 5.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles. Learn more
  • Change the style of individual series in charts, adjust spacing between columns, and add trendlines. Learn more
  • Place images, shapes and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text. Learn more
  • Edit master slides while collaborating on a presentation.
  • Using face detection, subjects in photos are positioned intelligently in placeholders and objects.
  • Adjust the appearance of cell borders in tables. Learn more
  • 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 types, changing the size and colour of bullets, creating custom bullets, adjusting indentation levels and more. Learn more
  • Choose Learn Spelling to add a word to the spelling dictionary. Learn more


New in Keynote 5.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Draw a path with your finger or Apple Pencil to animate an object across the slide. Learn more
  • Add emphasis to presentations with action build effects, including move, rotate and scale animations. Learn more
  • Create and share an animated GIF by exporting one or more slides.
  • Save custom shapes for use in other presentations and access them on any device using iCloud. Learn more
  • Create themes to use as a model for new presentations, and access them on any device using iCloud. Learn more
  • Edit presenter notes while presenting or rehearsing a slideshow.
  • Slides with custom wider aspect ratios are now displayed better in the slide navigator, light table and presenter display.
  • Create image placeholders to replace images easily without affecting the formatting of your slide. Learn more
  • Improved performance while collaborating on presentations.
  • Edit grouped objects while collaborating.
  • Support for vertical text in shapes and text boxes in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. Learn more


New in Keynote 4.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Adjust text size in presenter notes and invert colours while presenting.
  • Save drawings easily to Photos or Files, or share them with others. Learn more
  • Support for Siri Shortcuts. Requires iOS 12Learn more
  • Keynote now supports Dynamic Type. 
  • Enhance your presentations with a variety of new editable shapes.
  • Performance and stability improvements.


New in Keynote 4.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Edit existing or create new master slides.
  • Easily record, edit and play audio directly on a slide.  Learn more
  • Give charts a new look with rounded corners on columns and bars.
  • A new option in Settings > Keynote lets you use Apple Pencil to select and scroll on iPad. Learn more
  • Export a presentation as a film or images. 
  • Add mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation. Learn more
  • Enhance your presentations with a variety of new editable shapes.
  • Add gradient and image fills to shapes and text boxes.
  • Improved support for Arabic and Hebrew. Learn more


New in Keynote 4.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Use Apple Pencil to draw and write on supported devices, or use your finger. Learn more
  • Animate drawings during slideshows.
  • Collaborate in real time on presentations stored in Box. Learn more
  • Change the theme of a presentation easily. Learn more
  • Adjust presentation slide size and aspect ratio. Learn more
  • Use doughnut charts to visualise data in an engaging new way.
  • Add an interactive image gallery to view a collection of photos.
  • Enhance presentations with a variety of new editable shapes.
  • New option to automatically format fractions as you type.


New in Keynote 3.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Redesigned document manager makes it easier to access files stored in iCloud Drive or with third-party storage providers. Learn more
  • On iPad, drag and drop text, images and more between Keynote and other apps. Learn more
  • Use Unite, Intersect, Subtract and Exclude commands to create new shapes. Learn more
  • Work more efficiently on iPad using Slide Over, Split View and the new Dock. Learn more
  • Quickly access and organise your presentations using the new Files app. 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 Keynote 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
  • Easily rearrange your slides with the new Light Table view.
  • Edit presenter notes while viewing slides.
  • Improved support for Hebrew and Arabic languages.


New in Keynote 3.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Format text as superscript or subscript, use ligatures and change text background colour.
  • Replace missing fonts easily in your presentation.
  • New leader lines make pie charts easier to read.
  • Import Keynote 1.0 presentations. Learn more
  • Post interactive presentations on Medium, WordPress and other websites. Learn more
  • Customise dates, times and currencies for your language or region.


New in Keynote 3.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • Real-time collaboration (feature in beta).
    • Edit a presentation with others at the same time in Keynote on Mac, iPad, iPhone and iCloud.com
    • Share your presentation publicly or with specific people
    • See who else is in a presentation
    • See participants’ cursors as they’re editing Learn more
  • Keynote Live lets you present a slideshow that viewers can follow from their Mac, iPad and iPhone, and from iCloud.com. Learn more
  • Highlight with Apple Pencil while presenting on iPad Pro. 
  • A new format pane takes advantage of the display on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
  • Improved downloading – Keynote now only downloads presentations from iCloud when you’re ready to work on them.
  • Open and edit Keynote ’05 presentations. Learn more
  • Wide colour gamut image support.
  • Enhanced keyboard navigation and additional keyboard shortcuts.
     
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