How to Password Protect Your iWork Documents in iOS, Mac OSX and iCloud

How to Password Protect Your iWork Documents in iOS, Mac OSX and iCloud

Aug. 06, 2015 03:31 pm / Posted by Michael Eric to Files & Database
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Apple introduced its iWork for iOS, Mac OSX and iCloud (Keynote, a presentation program; Pages, the word processing; Numbers, the spreadsheet application) targeted at home and small business users. Each of them allows users to password protect it with built-in encryption. If you want to secure iWork documents from prying eyes, below we will explain you how to password protect iWork documents (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote) on iOS, Mac OSX and on iCloud.

Note: If you set a password to a file on your iPad or iPhone, it will also require this password to open this file on Mac and iCloud.

Part 1: How to Password Protect iWork Documents on iPhone, iPad
Part 2: How to Password Protect iWork Documents on Mac OSX
Part 3: How to Password Protect iWork Documents on iCloud

Part 1: How to Password Protect iWork Documents on iPhone, iPad

    iWork app in iOS allows document-specific password protection, here's how to secure iWork documents on the iPad or iPhone:

  • Open the document you wish to password protect in either Pages, Numbers, or Keynote app
  • Tap on the Wrench icon to access Settings
  • Choose "Set Password", entering the password and a hint to help you remember the password if you forgot it. After that, your password is set successfully.

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Part 2: How to Password Protect iWork Documents on Mac OSX

Setting a password for a document using any of the iWork apps on a Mac is a bit different.  After finishing up your iWork documents, do the following:

  • Select "File" in the menu bar and click on "Set Password."
  • Enter a password password and a hint to help you remember the password if you forgot it.
  • Click on "Set Password" to set password for your iWork files.

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Part 3: How to Password Protect iWork Documents on iCloud

Apple integrated iWork into Apple's iCloud service making it also available for cross-platforms. You can also lock documents with passwords from iCloud:

  • From iCloud.com, open the app you want to access and password protect the document from (Pages, Keynote, or Numbers)
  • Choose the Wrench icon to access Settings and again choose "Set Password"
  • Confirm the password and close the document to secure it

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Now you must have a clear idea about how to password protect iWork documents on iOS, Mac OSX and on iCloud. Please be free to share it with your friends. For more Mac password tips, click here.

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