Annotate a Pages document on iPhone
Using your finger and the pen or highlighter tool, you can edit and add other marks to your document. Smart Annotation marks 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.
If you share your document, recipients can see your annotations. You can hide and show annotations at any time, or delete them permanently.
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.
Note: If there are already annotations in the document, tap Edit Smart Annotations to add your marks.
Do any of the following with the tools at the bottom of the screen:
Change the color for the selected tool: For iOS 14, tap the color wheel, then tap a preset color or use the controls to choose a custom color. Use the controls to mix your own color, then tap to save the color as a favorite. To remove a favorite, touch and hold its color dot, then tap Delete. For iOS 13, tap the color well, then either tap a color in the grid or swipe left and create a custom color.
Erase an annotation: Tap the eraser tool, then tap the annotation. The pixel eraser and the object eraser behave the same way for annotations.
Undo the last action: Tap at the top of the screen. Tap multiple times to undo all your recent actions.
When you’re finished annotating, tap Done at the top of the screen.
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.
When you print your document or export it as a PDF, you can choose to include the annotations. See Print a document or envelope and Export to Word, PDF, or another file format.
If you send your document to someone who opens it in Pages on an iPhone or iPad, it may open in reading view. To add or edit annotations, the recipient must tap at the top of the screen.