Use iWork with iCloud Drive

When you upgrade your iCloud account to use iCloud Drive, here's what to expect in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

With iCloud Drive, we're making changes to the way your iWork documents are stored in iCloud and the way your devices keep documents up to date with each other. Using iCloud Drive, you can store all your documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDFs, images, and other kinds of files in iCloud, so they're always accessible from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, and iCloud.com. If you don't have an iOS device or Mac, you can still sign in to iCloud.com and use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iCloud.

You'll be prompted to upgrade your account to iCloud Drive when you install iOS 8 or later, or OS X Yosemite or later, or open Pages, Numbers, or Keynote on iCloud.com.

Options for iWork customers

You can upgrade to iCloud Drive today if you want to keep your documents up to date in iOS 8 or later and OS X Yosemite or later, and you want to use the iWork web apps on iCloud.com and the Share via iCloud feature.

You can upgrade to iCloud Drive later if you want to keep your documents up to date with your apps on iOS 7 or earlier and OS X Mavericks or earlier.

Upgrade to iCloud Drive today

To access the most recent versions of your documents from a Mac with OS X Mavericks or earlier, go to iCloud.com and access Pages, Numbers, and Keynote from there. On a PC, you can install iCloud for Windows and set up iCloud Drive.

If you upgrade to iCloud Drive now:

  • Your documents will keep up to date across devices with iOS 8 or later, Mac computers with OS X Yosemite or later, PCs with iCloud for Windows, and iCloud.com.
  • Your documents will no longer keep up to date on devices with iOS 7 and Macs with OS X Mavericks or earlier.
  • You’ll be able to use the iWork web apps on iCloud.com.
  • You’ll be able to use the Share via iCloud feature with iOS 8 or later, OS X Yosemite or later, and iCloud.com.
  • Documents you previously shared via iCloud are accessible to collaborators.

Upgrade to iCloud Drive later

Note that until you upgrade your iCloud account to iCloud Drive, you won’t be able to use the iWork web apps on iCloud.com or the Share via iCloud feature.     

If you don’t upgrade to iCloud Drive at this time:

  • Your documents will keep up to date across devices with iOS 8 and across devices with iOS 7 and Macs with OS X Mavericks or earlier.
  • You won’t be able to use the iWork web apps on iCloud.com.
  • You won’t be able to use the Share via iCloud feature.
  • Documents you previously shared via iCloud won’t be accessible to collaborators until you upgrade to iCloud Drive.

If you're using iOS 9

To keep your documents up to date across devices with iOS 9 or later, you must upgrade to iCloud Drive. If you haven’t upgraded to iCloud Drive yet, and you’re using iCloud with Pages, Keynote, and Numbers on iOS 8, iCloud is turned off when you install iOS 9. Documents you previously saved to iCloud are removed from your iOS 9 device but they remain stored in iCloud. To see these documents in iOS 9, open Settings from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and upgrade to iCloud Drive. 

If you're using an iPhone 4

iPhone 4 doesn't support iOS 8 or later, or iCloud Drive. If you upgrade your iCloud account to iCloud Drive, you won't be able to use iCloud with Pages, Numbers, or Keynote on an iPhone 4. You’ll still be able to use the iWork apps on an iPhone 4, but without iCloud.

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