Open a spreadsheet in Numbers on iPhone
You can open Numbers spreadsheets saved on iPhone, in iCloud Drive, on connected servers, in other third-party storage providers, and on an external storage device that’s connected to your iPhone. You can also import Microsoft Excel spreadsheets (files with a .xls or .xlsx filename extension), delimited text files, or fixed-width text files into Numbers and make changes to them. See Import an Excel or text file on iPhone.
Note: When you open a spreadsheet saved in iCloud Drive, it’s automatically downloaded to your device.
Open an existing spreadsheet in Numbers
Open Numbers, and if a spreadsheet is already open, tap Spreadsheets or in the top-left corner to see all your spreadsheets.
Tap a thumbnail to open a spreadsheet.
If you don’t see the spreadsheet you want to open, try searching for it, or tap Browse or Recents at the bottom of the screen. See Find a spreadsheet in Numbers on iPhone.
To make changes to the spreadsheet, you may need to tap at the top of the screen.
Spreadsheets you receive from someone may open in reading view. In reading view you can view content and perform basic tasks in the spreadsheet, but to make any changes, you must switch to editing view. If you don’t see at the top of the screen, then the spreadsheet is already in editing view. See Prevent accidental editing in Numbers on iPhone.
When you open a Numbers spreadsheet that uses fonts that you don’t have, a missing font notification appears briefly at the top of the sheet. If you want to see which fonts are missing and which replacement fonts are being used, tap Show. To permanently replace those fonts in this spreadsheet, tap Resolve Font Warnings, then tap Resolve.
Some templates aren’t downloaded to your computer until you choose them or open a spreadsheet that uses one. If your connection is slow or you’re offline when this happens, images in the spreadsheet may appear at a lower resolution until you’re online again or the template finishes downloading.