Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2013 7:56 AM (in response to Jonhewitt_uk)
Apple is ever so slightly prone to exagerate its own prowess.
This seems to be one more example.
Pages > Menu > Provide Pages Feedback
It may be that Pages on iOS simply lacks the feature to password protect a document, one of many differences.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2013 9:17 AM (in response to Jonhewitt_uk)
While I am sympathetic to the argument that if the PW setting feature exists on one platform, it should also exist on the other, I'm rather at a loss as to what I would do with it. My computer is secured with an account password, my iCloud account is secured, my iOS device has an access code, and I never send a Pages document to anyone else because I'm the only one in my circle of friends and associates that has Pages.
We do get the occasional question about how to recover a Pages file with a forgotten password, and it seems that Apple did the security job well because I've never seen an answer as to how that would be accomplished.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2013 9:30 AM (in response to Jerrold Green1)
Put simply, I'm afraid I do need it! Whilst not quite a shared computer or iPad, those with grown up families will sympathise with "Dad, can I just borrow your iPad" etc. My devices do have access codes on them but I want to be able to protect individual files, Apple obviously recognise this is a requirement by enabling Password protection on the Pages software available for the iMac and claim for everything to be interoperable on all devices but haven't enabled password protection on iPad version of Pages. I doubt very much that I am alone in seeing this as a glitch. The iPad version even allows me to insert a password to open the document initially but that then disables the protection, sounds more than a bit 'glitchy' to me!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2013 4:49 PM (in response to Jonhewitt_uk)
Apple has a feedback channel for iOS Pages suggestions. Let them know how how would like Pages Passwords to work on the iOS platform.
This is not the sort of thing that has a good track record for fast change in response to complaints. But, you would think it simple to implement if they put their minds to it.