How to add a password to Pages document on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

How to add a password to Pages document on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Apple’s native Pages app allows you to create documents and personalize them to your liking. Data security is critical when writing secret documents such as contracts, agreements, and other files. This article will demonstrate how to add a password to a Pages document on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. 

How to password protect Pages documents on Mac

Before we start, I should point out that you can’t recover your Pages password if you forget it. Hence, choose a password you will not forget or write it down securely. Let’s now learn how to do it. 

  1. Open Launchpad or use Spotlight search
  2. Launch Pages.
  3. Open the document that you want to password-protect. 

    Go to the document that you want to password-protect on Mac
  4. In the top-left corner of the menu bar of your screen, click the File tab. 
  5. Choose Set Password

    Choose Set Password on Mac
  6. Enter your Password and verify
  7. Select Set Password

    Add password to a Pages document on Mac 

Enable Touch ID access by checking the box next to Open with Touch ID. Plus, to avoid forgetting your password, add a Password Hint

To open locked documents on Mac 

Follow the below instructions to open the items in Pages on Mac. 

  1. Launch Pages
  2. Select the document → click Open

    Select the document and click open on Mac
  3. Use Touch ID

    How to open locked documents on Mac 

Alternatively, you can click Use Password → enter PasswordOK. You can view a lock icon on your secured pages in the Pages app. 

Change or remove a password from Pages document on Mac

  1. Launch Pages File
  2. Go to Change Password

    Go to Change Password on Mac
  3. Click Remove Password.

    Remove a password from Pages document on Mac 

If you wish to change the document’s password in the Pages, you need to follow Steps 1-3 from above, enter the Old Password New Password Verify select Change Password

Set up Touch ID for password-protected documents on Mac 

  1. Click the Apple logo on the top left of the screen. 
  2. Select System Settings.

     Open System Settings on your Mac
  3. Navigate to Touch ID & Password
  4. Click Add Fingerprint

    Click Add Fingerprint on Mac
  5. Enter your Password Unlock

    set up Touch ID for password-protected documents 
  6. Follow the instructions displayed on the screen. 
  7. Click Done

Follow our Touch ID and Passwords article if you’re having trouble configuring yours or using macOS Monterey. 
 

If you use the same Apple ID, Pages documents will automatically sync from your Mac to your iPhone. 

How to password protect Pages documents on iPhone and iPad

  1. Open the Pages app on your iPhone.  
  2. Tap the document you want to secure with a password. 
  3. Select three dotsDocument Options

    Tap Document Options in pages app on iPhone
  4. Choose Set Password
  5. Enter the Password and Verify
  6. Tap Done

    Add password to a Pages document on iPhone

If you have Face ID enabled, you will see an option to toggle on Open with Face ID on the password-secured Pages document on your iPhone. Additionally, you can assist yourself by providing a password hint in the Hints box. 

If you don’t have a Face ID active for your device, you’ll get an option to toggle on Remember this password.  

Note: When you set a password for a document, you will see a lock icon. 

Open locked Pages documents on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch Pages
  2. Tap the protected document
  3. Select OK on the prompt. 
    Do you want to allow “Pages” to use Face ID? 
  4. Scan your face

    How to open locked documents from other iOS devices

After two failed Face ID recognition attempts, you’ll be given the option to Enter Password

Remove a password from Pages document on iPhone and iPad

  1. Open Pages → protected document
  2. Go to three dots Document Options
  3. Tap Change Password

    Tap Change Password in Document Option on iPhone
  4. Toggle off the Required Password
  5. Provide your Password
  6. Tap Done

    Change a password from Pages document on iPhone

To change the password, you need to provide Old Password New Password Verify → tap Done

 change the password you need to provide Old Password

FAQs 

Q. How to remove passwords from PDFs on iPhone? 

We frequently get password-protected PDF files, especially regarding important information about jobs. It may be pretty bothersome and difficult to remember. So, if you want to learn how to remove passwords from PDFs, check out the article on how to remove passwords from PDF files.

Have you encrypted your Pages document? 

Now that you’ve learned how to add a password to the Pages document on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you can also check how to protect additional files like your images or PDFs. If you have any additional concerns, please leave a remark, and I will respond as soon as possible. 

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