Use Handoff to transfer Numbers spreadsheets
When your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch are near each other, you can use Handoff to pass a spreadsheet you’re working on from one device to the other. For example, if you’re working on a Numbers spreadsheet on your iPhone and you’re near your Mac, you can pick up the spreadsheet on your Mac and finish the spreadsheet there.
OS X 10.10 or later on a Mac
iOS 8 or later on an iOS device
iPadOS on iPad
Bluetooth 4 (Bluetooth LE) on both systems
Turn on Handoff
To use Handoff, you need to turn it on on your devices. Do any of the following:
On a Mac with with macOS 13 Ventura or later: Choose Apple menu > System Settings, click General in the sidebar, click AirDrop & Handoff on the right, then turn on “Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices.”
On a Mac with macOS 12 or earlier: Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click General, then select “Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices.”
On iPhone or iPad: Go to Settings > General > Handoff, then turn on Handoff.
Hand off a spreadsheet to iPhone or iPad
Open a spreadsheet on your Mac.
When your Mac is near the iPhone or iPad you want to hand off to, a Handoff icon for Numbers appears in the bottom-left corner of the device’s Lock screen.
Note: Only the app you’re currently using can hand off your work.
On iPhone or iPad, swipe up on to open the spreadsheet.
You can also see the Handoff icon when you double-click the Home button or swipe up from the bottom of the screen (on devices with no Home button) to reveal the multitasking screen. Tap Numbers at the bottom of the screen to pick up where you left off.
Hand off a spreadsheet to a Mac
On iPhone, iPad, or another Mac, open a spreadsheet.
When the device or other Mac is near the Mac you want to hand off to, the Handoff icon appears on the left side of the Dock.
Click the Handoff icon to open the spreadsheet.
For additional instructions on setting up and using Handoff, click the desktop to switch to the Finder, choose Help > macOS Help (from the Help menu at the top of your screen), then search for “Handoff.”