What’s new in Keynote for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Learn about the new features in Keynote 5.2 for iOS and iPadOS.

Multiple windows on iPad 

On iPadOS, use Keynote in multiple space or edit two presentations side by side in Split View.

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New movie formats

Support for HEVC-formatted movies, enabling reduced file size while preserving visual quality.

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Custom fonts

Use custom fonts installed from the App Store.*


And more

  • Support for new iOS 13 and iPadOS text editing and navigation gestures.* Learn more
  • Capture a screenshot of an entire presentation, mark it up, then easily share it as a PDF.*
  • Access files from a USB drive, external hard drive, or file server.* Learn more
  • Listen to an audio representation of your chart using VoiceOver.* Learn more
  • Add accessibility descriptions to audio and video. Learn more
  • Improved accessibility of exported PDFs.
  • Select multiple objects by pressing Shift or Command on a hardware keyboard.

Get complete step-by-step instructions and information on all the features in Keynote for iOS on your iPhone and iPod touch, or on your iPad.

Requires iOS 13 or iPadOS.

New in Keynote 5.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles. Learn more
  • Change the style of individual series in charts, adjust spacing between columns, and add trendlines. Learn more
  • Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text. Learn more
  • Edit master slides while collaborating on a presentation.
  • Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects.
  • Adjust the appearance of cell borders in tables. Learn more
  • Choose whether Apple Pencil is used to start drawing or to select and scroll — or toggle between these options via double-tap using a supported Apple Pencil. Learn more
  • Customize lists by choosing from new bullet types, changing the size and color of bullets, creating custom bullets, adjusting indentation levels, and more. Learn more
  • Choose Learn Spelling to add a word to the spelling dictionary. Learn more

New in Keynote 5.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Draw a path with your finger or Apple Pencil to animate an object across the slide. Learn more
  • Add emphasis to presentations with action build effects, including move, rotate, and scale animations. Learn more
  • Create and share an animated GIF by exporting one or more slides.
  • Save custom shapes for use in other presentations and access them on any device using iCloud. Learn more
  • Create themes to use as a model for new presentations, and access them on any device using iCloud. Learn more
  • Edit presenter notes while presenting or rehearsing a slideshow.
  • Slides with custom wider aspect ratios now display better in the slide navigator, light table, and presenter display.
  • Create image placeholders to easily replace images without affecting the formatting of your slide. Learn more
  • Improved performance while collaborating on presentations.
  • Edit grouped objects while collaborating.
  • Support for vertical text in shapes and text boxes in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages. Learn more

New in Keynote 4.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Adjust text size in presenter notes and invert colors while presenting.
  • Easily save drawings to Photos or Files, or share them with others. Learn more
  • Support for Siri Shortcuts. Requires iOS 12Learn more
  • Keynote now supports Dynamic Type. 
  • Enhance your presentations with a variety of new editable shapes.
  • Performance and stability improvements.

New in Keynote 4.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Edit existing or create new master slides.
  • Easily record, edit, and play audio directly on a slide. Learn more
  • Give charts a new look with rounded corners on columns and bars.
  • A new option in Settings > Keynote lets you use Apple Pencil to select and scroll on iPad. Learn more
  • Export a presentation as a movie or images. 
  • Add mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation. Learn more
  • Enhance your presentations with a variety of new editable shapes.
  • Add gradient and image fills to shapes and text boxes.
  • Improved support for Arabic and Hebrew. Learn more

New in Keynote 4.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Use Apple Pencil to draw and write on supported devices, or use your finger. Learn more
  • Animate drawings during slideshows.
  • Collaborate in real time on presentations stored in Box. Learn more
  • Easily change the theme of a presentation. Learn more
  • Adjust presentation slide size and aspect ratio. Learn more
  • Use donut charts to visualize data in an engaging new way.
  • Add an interactive image gallery to view a collection of photos.
  • Enhance presentations with a variety of new editable shapes.
  • New option to automatically format fractions as you type.

New in Keynote 3.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Redesigned document manager makes it easier to access files stored in iCloud Drive or with third-party storage providers. Learn more
  • On iPad, drag and drop text, images, and more between Keynote and other apps. Learn more
  • Use Unite, Intersect, Subtract, and Exclude commands to create new shapes. Learn more
  • Work more efficiently on iPad using Slide Over, Split View, and the new Dock. Learn more
  • Quickly access and organize your presentations using the new Files app. Learn more
  • Use Align, Distribute, Flip Vertical, and Flip Horizontal commands to quickly arrange objects.
  • Support for Break Apart command for complex shapes from the shapes library. Learn more
  • Performance and stability improvements.

New in Keynote 3.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Enhance your documents using a library of over 500 professionally drawn shapes. Learn more
  • Reply to comments and join threaded conversations. Learn more
  • New auto-correction and text replacement options save time while typing. Learn more
  • Easily rearrange your slides with the new Light Table view.
  • Edit presenter notes while viewing slides.
  • Improved support for Hebrew and Arabic languages.

New in Keynote 3.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Format text as superscript or subscript, use ligatures, and change text background color.
  • Easily replace missing fonts in your presentation.
  • New leader lines make pie charts easier to read.
  • Import Keynote 1.0 presentations. Learn more
  • Post interactive presentations on Medium, WordPress, and other websites. Learn more
  • Customize dates, times, and currencies for your language or region.

New in Keynote 3.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • Real-time collaboration (feature in beta).
    • Edit a presentation with others at the same time in Keynote on Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iCloud.com
    • Share your presentation publicly or with specific people
    • See who else is in a presentation
    • See participants’ cursors as they’re editing Learn more
  • Keynote Live lets you present a slideshow that viewers can follow from their Mac, iPad, iPhone, and from iCloud.com. Learn more
  • Highlight with Apple Pencil while presenting on iPad Pro. 
  • A new format pane takes advantage of the display on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
  • Improved downloading – Keynote now downloads presentations from iCloud only when you’re ready to work on them.
  • Open and edit Keynote ’05 presentations. Learn more
  • Wide color gamut image support.
  • Enhanced keyboard navigation and additional keyboard shortcuts.
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