Annotate a Pages document on iPhone
Using your finger, you can edit and add other marks to your document with a selection of markup tools. These annotations are connected to and move with the text, object, or table cells where you add them. If you delete the associated text, object, or cells, the annotation is also deleted.
When you don’t want to see annotations, you can hide them, then show them again at any time.
Note: If you share your document, recipients can see your annotations.
Tap with your finger, tap Smart Annotation, then add your marks.
The text or object is briefly highlighted with a color to show what the annotation is anchored to.
Do any of the following with the tools at the bottom of the screen:
Switch tools: Tap a different tool. Tap the pen, highlighter, and pencil tools again to see more options.
Change the color: Tap a color at the bottom of the screen, or tap the color wheel to see more options. If you see only the current color, tap it to see more options.
Erase an annotation: Tap the eraser tool, then tap the annotation.
Move an annotation: Tap the selection tool, drag around the annotation to select it, then drag the annotation to a new location.
Duplicate an annotation: Tap the selection tool, then drag around the annotation to select it. Tap the selection, then tap Duplicate.
To scroll the page, swipe with two fingers.
To show or hide the tools, tap .
When the tools are hidden, you can’t add marks, but you can use your finger to scroll.
When you’re finished, tap Done.
Annotations are connected to the text or object where you add them, so if you move or delete that text or object, the annotation is also moved or deleted.
Delete a single annotation: If you’re annotating the document, tap the eraser tool, then tap the annotation. Otherwise, tap the annotation, then tap Delete.
Delete all annotations: Tap , tap Smart Annotation, then tap Erase All Smart Annotations.
Note: If you delete text but its annotation remains, the mark might be connected to the word before or after the text you deleted.
Show or hide annotations
Tap , tap Smart Annotation, then tap Show Smart Annotations or Hide Smart Annotations.
You can also add drawings to your document. To learn more, see Add a drawing.
If you send your document to someone else and they open it in Pages on their iPhone or iPad, the document opens in reading view, and annotations are hidden until they tap at the top of the screen.