Pages for iPhone: Find a Pages document

Find a Pages document

The document manager, shown below, is what you see when you open Pages and no document is open, or when you open the Files app. You can search for a document by its title, or browse for it wherever you store documents (for example, on iCloud Drive, on your device, or with a third-party storage provider). You can also sort documents to help you find the one you want.

The browse view of the document manager with a location link in the top-left corner and below it a Search field. Below Search is a Create Document button next to thumbnails of existing documents. At the bottom of the screen are a Recents button and Browse button.

Find a document

  1. Open Pages, and if a document is already open, tap Documents or the Documents button in the top-left corner to see all your documents.

  2. Do any of the following:

    • Search: Tap in the search field at the top of the window, then enter all or part of the document’s name.

    • View only shared or recently edited documents: Tap Recents at the bottom of the screen.

    • Browse for a document: Tap Browse at the bottom of the screen.

      The location you’re browsing is shown along the top of the screen. For example, if you see Pages at the top and iCloud Drive on the left, the current location is the Pages folder in iCloud Drive.

      To change where you’re browsing, tap the link in the top-left corner to see the Locations list (you may have to tap more than once), then tap a location.

      Tip: If you’re already in browse view, tap Browse again to see the Locations list.

    • Sort by name, date, size, or tag: Tap Browse at the bottom of the screen, then swipe down in the document manager until you see the Sorted by Name pop-up menu. Tap Sorted by Name, then tap an option. To view the documents as a list instead of as thumbnails, tap the List button.

Published Date: Apr 3, 2019
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