How to Password Protect Pages, Numbers, Keynote Documents on Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Pages, Numbers, and Keynote documents on Mac, iPhone, and iPad may contain confidential information. It is recommended to protect them with a password. Here's a complete guide on how to do it.

Important files from banks and other institutions are always password protected. That’s because the information it contains is confidential. Same goes to work files that we create on Macbook, iPhone, or iPad. If you are using Pages, Numbers, or Keynote, you can easily password protect their files.

If you are new to these Apple’s native app, no need to rush to learn to secure your files. We have a detailed guide mentioned right here at your disposal. Just follow the steps given below

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For your ease of access, we have divided the tutorial into two parts:

Set Password for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote Files on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open Pages, Numbers, or Keynote file that you wish to protect with password.

Step #2. Tap the ellipsis (three-dots) located at the top-right corner of your iPhone/iPad display.

Tap on Ellipsis in Number or Keynote App on iPhone or iPad

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Step #3. Now tap on Set Password, and then type password, confirm it, and include password hint if you wish to. You can also enable Open with Touch ID/Face ID if you wish to.

Set Password for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files on iPhone or iPad

Step #4. All you need to do now is tap Done.

Password Protect Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files on iPhone or iPad

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Your file is now password protected.

If you Ever Wish to Change or Remove the Password from Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on iPhone and iPad;

Open the file in respective app → tap on three-dotsChange Password. Enter old password, and then set new password.

Change Password of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files on iPhone or iPad

You can also completely remove password. To do so, again open the file → tap three-dots → Change Password and then, turn Off switch near Require Password. You’ll need to enter current password, and then tap Done.

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Remove Password from Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files on iPhone or iPad

Set Password for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on Mac

Step #1. Similar to iPhone and iPad, open file you wish to password protect and the click on the File menu. Click on Set Password.

Click on Set Password in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files on Mac

Step #2. Type password, confirm it, and enter optional password hint.

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Step #3. You can also set to include your password in Keychain by click the checkbox beside “Remember this password in my Keychain,” and then click on Set Password.

Set Password in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files on Mac

In case if you have MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, you will get an option to “Open with Touch ID,” click the checkbox to enable it.

Open Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files on MacBook using Touch ID

That’s it. When you try to open the file, you’ll need to enter the password to access it.

How to Change or Remove Password from Pages, Numbers, and Keynote Documents on Mac

If you wish to change the password of the file on Mac, you need to click File menu Change Password.

Click on Change Password in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files on MacBook

Enter old password and set a new password in the field below that. You’ll need to confirm the new password and then click Change Password.

Change Password of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files on MacBook

You can completely remove the password by entering the existing password and then click on Remove Password at the same screen.

Remove Password from Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files on MacBook

That’s all, folks!

Wrapping up

Whether it is macOS or iOS, both are extremely secured. But yet, the documents you create on these operating systems need an extra layer of security, depending on the confidentiality of the information they carry. This guide will solve that purpose.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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