Restore previous versions of iWork documents

Versions of your iWork documents are saved periodically as you work on them. Use these steps to get a previous version of a Pages, Numbers, or Keynote document.

Restore a document from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

To work with an earlier version of a document stored on iCloud Drive, use these steps on your iOS device:

  1. Tap and hold a document icon on the documents screen.
  2. Tap 
  3. Select the version of the document you want from the Version History screen.
  4. To preview the version, tap Preview. If you don't want to restore this version, but you want to edit it separately, tap Save a Copy. 
  5. If you want to restore your document to this version, tap Restore.

Your document is replaced with the version you selected. To undo these changes or to restore a different version of your document, repeat the steps.

Restore a document from your Mac

  1. Open the file you want to restore.
  2. Click File > Revert to > Browse All Versions
  3. Use the arrows on the right to scroll through past versions of your document. You can see when the version was made on the timeline on the far right side of your screen. Click on a version and scroll to explore the document.
  4. Choose the version you want to work with and click Restore. If you don't want to restore to a previous version, click Done.

Your document is replaced with the version you selected. To undo these changes or to restore a different version of your document, repeat the steps.

Restore a document from iWork for iCloud

To work with an earlier version of a document on iCloud, use these steps from a web browser on your Mac or PC.

  1. Log in to iCloud.com.
  2. Click the Pages, Numbers, or Keynote icon, or choose it from from the iCloud menu.
  3. Open your document.
  4. Click  and choose Browse All Versions.
  5. To preview a past version, select that version of the document then click Preview. Pages for iCloud launches a new browser tab with your version preview. To restore your document to this version, click Restore. If you don't want to use this version, close the tab.
  6. Select the version of the document you want from the Version History screen. Click Restore.

Your document is replaced with the version you selected. To undo these changes or to restore a different version of your document, repeat the steps.

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Moving a document outside of its related app folder (like to the top level of your iCloud Drive folder) can disable this feature. It can also prevent others from viewing or editing the document if you're sharing it from iCloud.

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