iWork for iCloud beta: Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to common questions about iWork for iCloud beta.

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What is iWork for iCloud beta?

iWork for iCloud is a suite of web apps that make it easy for anyone to create and edit stunning documents, spreadsheets, and presentations using Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on a Mac or PC browser.

How do I access iWork for iCloud beta?

Anyone with iCloud can access the iWork for iCloud apps by going to iCloud.com.

Do I need to own iWork for iOS or iWork for Mac to have access to iWork for iCloud beta?

No. Just go to iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID to start using iWork for iCloud beta.

What is the difference between the iWork for Mac apps and iWork for iCloud beta?

We designed iWork for Mac to take advantage of Mac hardware and OS X to provide the best experience on the desktop, while we designed iWork for iCloud to provide the best experience on the web.

How does iWork for iCloud beta work with iCloud Drive?

iCloud Drive stores your iWork documents and keeps them up to date across the iWork apps on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. With iWork for iCloud beta, you can create, access, and edit these documents from a browser on Mac or PC. Learn how to open iWork files in iWork for iCloud beta and how to use iWork with iCloud Drive.

What are the system requirements for iWork for iCloud beta?

iWork for iCloud beta requires iCloud, an Internet connection, and a computer using a supported OS and browser. To set up iCloud, you need a supported iOS device or Mac.

How secure are my documents in iWork for iCloud beta?

iCloud secures your data by encrypting it when it's sent over the Internet, storing it in an encrypted format on the server, and using secure tokens for authentication. This means your documents are protected both while being transmitted to your devices and while stored in the cloud. iCloud uses a minimum of 128-bit AES encryption—the same level of security employed by major financial institutions—and never provides encryption keys to any third parties.

How much free storage does iWork for iCloud beta give me?

When you set up iCloud, you get 5 GB of free storage for Mail, iCloud Photo Library, iCloud Drive including iWork for iCloud beta, and your iCloud Backup. Your purchased music, apps, books, and TV shows, as well as My Photo Stream, don’t count against the 5 GB of free storage. You can also buy additional storage for a monthly fee.

Does iWork for iCloud beta work on iOS devices or other mobile platforms?

iWork for iCloud beta requires a Mac or PC using a supported OS and browser. iWork for iCloud beta isn't available on mobile browsers. However, you can download iWork for iOS from the App Store.

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