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

Learn about the new features in Pages 11.2 for iOS and iPadOS.

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Screen View

Automatically display text, images, and other elements in a continuous flow optimized to fit your iPhone screen so documents are even easier to read and edit.

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Improved book publishing

Publish books with 2-page spreads, optimized images, and more flexible versioning.

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Quick Format bar

Use the Quick Format bar on iPhone to change paragraph styles, text formatting, alignment, list styles, and more.

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And more

  • Drag and drop to copy text, images, and other items between apps on iPhone.Learn more
  • Instant translation lets you translate selected text in up to 11 languages and add the translation to your document with a tap.Learn more
  • Flexible collaboration allows participants to add others to a shared document.Learn more
  • Radar charts help you visually compare multiple variables at once to easily show similarities and differences in your data. Learn more
  • Audio graph makes charts accessible to people with vision impairments by playing an audio tone that changes pitch to represent different values.Learn more

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

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

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

  • Link to web pages, email addresses, and phone numbers from objects such as shapes, lines, images, drawings, or text boxes.
  • Teachers using the Schoolwork app to assign activities in Pages can now view student progress, including word count and time spent.

New in Pages 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 documents 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

New in Pages 10.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Use Scribble to write by hand with Apple Pencil, and your words will automatically convert to text.Learn more
  • Select from new report templates to help you get started.
  • Easily find pictures and videos using new zoom and search capabilities in the redesigned image picker.2
  • Enhance your documents 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 Pages 10.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Use reading view to scroll and zoom your documents without unintentional edits. Learn more
  • Play YouTube and Vimeo videos right in your documents.* Learn more
  • Easily add captions and titles to images, videos, shapes, and other objects. Learn more

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

New in Pages 10.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Use Pages with Magic Keyboard, a mouse, or a trackpad for a new way to work with your documents. Requires iPadOS 13.4. Learn more
  • Select from a variety of gorgeous new templates to help you get started.
  • Add a drop cap to make a paragraph stand out with a large, decorative first letter. Learn more
  • Add a Pages document to a shared iCloud Drive folder to automatically start collaborating. Requires iPadOS 13.4 or iOS 13.4. Learn more
  • Apply a color, gradient, or image to the background of any document. Learn more
  • Touch and hold, then drag across multiple objects to select them. Learn more
  • Easily access recently used templates in a redesigned template chooser.
  • Print or export a PDF of your document with comments included.
  • Edit shared documents while offline and your changes will upload when you’re back online. Requires iPadOS or iOS 13. Learn more
  • Enhance your documents with a variety of new, editable shapes.

New in Pages 5.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Enable Dark Mode to emphasize your content.* Learn more
  • On iPadOS, use Pages in multiple spaces or with two documents side by side in Split View. Learn more
  • Set the default font and font size used for all new documents created from basic templates. Learn more
  • Support for new iOS 13 and iPadOS text editing and navigation gestures.* Learn more
  • Use custom fonts installed from the App Store.*
  • Capture a screenshot of an entire document, 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 movies, enabling reduced file size while preserving visual quality. Learn more
  • Select multiple objects by pressing Shift or Command on a hardware keyboard.

Requires iOS 13 or iPadOS.

New in Pages 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
  • Customize lists by choosing from new bullet types, changing the size and color 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
  • Create links from text to other pages in a page layout document. Learn more
  • Copy and paste pages or sections between documents. Learn more
  • Use new chart editing capabilities to change the style of individual series, adjust spacing between columns, add trendlines, and more. Learn more
  • Adjust the appearance of cell borders in tables. Learn more
  • Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text. Learn more
  • Choose whether Apple Pencil is used to start drawing or to select and scroll — or toggle between these options via double-tap using a supported Apple Pencil. Learn more
  • Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects.
  • Reapply a master page so text and media placeholders return to their default style and position. Learn more
  • Create books using new templates for novels (available in English only).

New in Pages 5.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Use the new table of contents view to easily navigate your document or book. Learn more
  • Save custom shapes for use in other documents and access them on any device using iCloud. Learn more
  • Create templates to use as a model for new documents, and access them on any device using iCloud. Learn more
  • Insert a table of contents onto a page in a word-processing document. Learn more
  • Create image placeholders to easily replace images without affecting the formatting of your page. Learn more
  • Switch your document between word processing and page layout. Learn more
  • Improved performance while collaborating on documents.
  • Edit grouped objects while collaborating.
  • In Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages, you can now type vertically in your entire document or in an individual text box. Learn more

New in Pages 4.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Offer your books for download or purchase on Apple Books. Learn more

New in Pages 4.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Animate your drawings and watch them come to life in a document or book. Learn more
  • Lines stretch to keep margin annotations in place, and annotations now anchor to table cells.
  • Easily save drawings to Photos or Files, or share them with others. Learn more
  • Support for Siri Shortcuts. Requires iOS 12. Learn more
  • Adjust the line spacing before and after a paragraph, and set the width for columns of text.
  • Pages now supports Dynamic Type.
  • Enhance your documents with a variety of new editable shapes.
  • Performance and stability improvements.

New in Pages 4.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Easily record, edit, and play audio directly on a page. Learn more
  • Smart annotation marks now stretch and wrap to follow your text as you edit. 
  • Quickly switch between drawing and smart annotation modes on iPad. Learn more
  • A new option in Settings > Pages lets you use Apple Pencil to select and scroll on iPad. Learn more
  • Track text changes in shapes and text boxes.
  • Add colors and images to backgrounds in page layout documents. 
  • Give charts a new look with rounded corners on columns and bars.
  • Add mathematical equations to page layout documents using LaTeX or MathML notation. Learn more
  • Enhance your documents with a variety of new editable shapes.
  • Add gradient and image fills to shapes and text boxes.
  • Easily browse templates by category.
  • Save a different auto scroll speed per document when using presenter mode.
  • Improved support for Arabic and Hebrew. Learn more

New in Pages 4.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Draw, write, and annotate using Apple Pencil on supported devices, or use your finger. Learn more
    • Easily add drawings with pen, pencil, crayon, and fill tools.
    • Use Smart Annotation Beta to add comments and marks that stay anchored to their associated text.
  • Use new book templates to create interactive EPUB books. Learn more
  • Collaborate in real time on documents stored in Box. Learn more
  • Add an image gallery to view a collection of photos on the same page.
  • Use presenter mode to easily read and auto scroll text while giving a speech.
  • Create and edit paragraph styles and character styles.
  • View pages side by side as you work. Learn more
  • Turn on facing pages to format your document as two-page spreads. Learn more
  • Create master pages to keep the design consistent across your page layout document. 
  • Change your document orientation to landscape or portrait.
  • Enhance your documents with a variety of new editable shapes. 
  • Use donut charts to visualize data in an engaging new way.
  • Use conditional highlighting in tables to change the appearance of a cell when the value meets specified conditions.
  • New option to automatically format fractions as you type.

New in Pages 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.
  • On iPad, drag and drop text, images, and more between Pages and other apps. Learn more
  • Work more efficiently on iPad using Slide Over, Split View, and the new Dock. Learn more
  • Quickly access and organize your documents using the new Files app. Learn more
  • Use Unite, Intersect, Subtract, and Exclude commands to create new shapes.
  • Use Align, Distribute, Flip Vertical, and Flip Horizontal commands to quickly arrange objects. 
  • Support for Break Apart command for complex shapes from the shapes library. Learn more
  • Select a paragraph of text with a triple-tap gesture.
  • Improved PDF export lets you view a document's table of contents in the sidebar in PDF viewer apps.
  • Performance and stability improvements.

New in Pages 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 threaded conversations.
  • Add linked text boxes so text easily flows from one place to another. Learn how to add linked text boxes on iPhone or iPad, or Mac
  • New auto-correction and text replacement options save time while typing. Learn more
  • New page thumbnail view allows you to easily navigate your document.
  • Export documents as fixed layout ePub books. Learn more
  • Change margins, headers, footers, and paper size while collaborating. Learn more

New in Pages 3.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Format text as superscript or subscript, use ligatures, and change text background color.
  • Add bookmarks to easily link from one part of your document to another. Learn more
  • Add elegant mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation. Learn more
  • Quickly open password-protected documents using Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Learn more
  • Import and export documents in Rich Text Format (RTF). Learn more
  • Easily replace missing fonts in your document.
  • New leader lines make pie charts easier to read.
  • Customize dates, times, and currencies for your language or region.

New in Pages 3.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Real-time collaboration (feature in beta).
    • Edit a document with others at the same time in Pages on Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iCloud.com
    • Share your document publicly or with specific people.
    • See who else is in a document.
    • See participants’ cursors as they're editing. Learn more
  • A new format pane takes advantage of the display on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
  • Improved downloading – Pages now downloads documents from iCloud only when you’re ready to work on them.
  • Open and edit Pages ’05 documents. Learn more
  • Wide color gamut image support.
  • Enhanced keyboard navigation and additional keyboard shortcuts. 
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