Use Keynote Remote on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

You can control your Keynote presentation from an iOS device using Keynote Remote.

Check your requirements

Keynote Remote is included with Keynote for iOS. To use Keynote Remote to control your presentation, here's what you need:

  • An iOS device with Keynote for iOS 2.1 or later
  • A Mac with Keynote for Mac 6.1 or later
  • A remote device linked to your Mac or another iOS device.

Link Keynote Remote to your Mac

You can play your presentation on your Mac and remotely control it with your iOS device.

  1. Make sure that your Mac and your iOS device both have Wi-Fi turned on.
  2. On your Mac, open Keynote.
  3. From the menu bar, choose Keynote > Preferences, click Remotes, then select the "Enable" checkbox.
  4. On your iOS device, open the Keynote app, then tap Keynote remote button in the toolbar. If you don't see Keynote remote button, tap Presentations or Back button, then tap Keynote remote button.
  5. If this is your first time linking to this Keynote Remote, tap Continue, then tap Add a Device. If this is not your first time linking to this Keynote Remote, tap Devices, then tap Add a Device.
  6. On your Mac, next to the name of your iOS device, click Link.
  7. Make sure that the four-digit passcode that appears matches on both your Mac and iOS device, then click Confirm.

After you link your iOS device, learn how to use Keynote Remote.

Link Keynote Remote to another iOS device

You can play your presentation on one iOS device and remotely control it with another.

  1. Make sure that your iOS devices both have Wi-Fi turned on.
  2. On the presentation device, open your Keynote presentation.
  3. Tap Tools button in the toolbar, tap Allow Remote Control, then turn on Enable Remotes.
  4. On the device that you want to use as a remote, open the Keynote app.
  5. Tap Keynote remote button in the toolbar. If you don't see Keynote remote button, tap Presentations or Back button, then tap Keynote remote button.
  6. If this is your first time linking to this Keynote Remote, tap Continue, then tap Add a Device. If this is not your first time linking to this Keynote Remote, tap Devices, then tap Add a Device.
  7. On the presentation device, tap Link next to the remote device.
  8. Make sure that the four-digit passcode that appears matches on your iOS devices, then click Confirm.

After you link your iOS devices, learn how to use Keynote Remote.

Use Keynote Remote

After you link Keynote Remote to your Mac or iOS device, follow the steps below to control your slideshow.

  1. Turn on Wi-Fi on your Mac and your iOS device.* 
  2. Open your Keynote presentation on your Mac or iOS device. 
  3. On the Keynote Remote device, open the Keynote app, then tap Keynote remote. If you don't see Keynote remote, tap Presentations or Back button, then tap Keynote remote
  4. Tap Play, then choose what you want to do:
    • To use a different layout, tap Layout button, then select an option. 
    • To move to the next or previous slide, swipe in either direction.
    • To highlight or point to parts of a slide during a presentation, tap Highlighter button, then choose an option. To close Highlighter, tap .
    • To end the presentation, tap  or swipe down with two fingers.

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* If your devices can't stay connected, connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network on your Mac and your iOS device. If a Wi-Fi network isn't available, use Bluetooth. To turn on Bluetooth on your iOS device, open the Settings app, tap Bluetooth, then turn Bluetooth on. To turn on Bluetooth on your Mac, open System Preferences, click Bluetooth, then click Turn Bluetooth On.

Published Date: Tue Aug 07 23:23:03 GMT 2018