6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2013 9:40 AM by PeterBreis0807
Jonhewitt_uk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have recently 'converted' to Mac and now have a shiny new iMac and an iPad.  I am using (trying to use) Pages 9 and much of my work needs to be confidential so I password protect those I create on the iMac.  However, I have found that when I open them on the iPad (via iCloud), I enter the password needed to open it, and then that's it, it is now unprotected!  This is how Apple advertise Pages and the accessibility of it, if this is a design fault it appears to be a tad misleading!

 

All your documents. On all your devices.

With iCloud, you can create documents in Pages on your Mac and access them on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. And vice versa. You can edit them from anywhere — on any device you use. Changes you make on one device are automatically updated on all your devices. And suddenly, any place is the easiest place to work.

Is it a design 'glitch' or am I being a 'newbie' that cannot work his kit properly?

 

Any advice on how to manipulate this App on my two devices would be greatly appreciated.  Failing that, if it just can't be done (ignoring the above Apple statement), can anyone advise how to achieve my aim of using both devices (synchronised) with a password protected document?

 

 

Cheers,

 

Jon


Pages 9, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • 1. Re: Password Protect iCloud
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,630 points)

    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.

     

    Peter

  • 2. Re: Password Protect iCloud
    Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,995 points)

    Jon,

     

    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.

     

    Jerry

  • 3. Re: Password Protect iCloud
    Jonhewitt_uk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Jerry,

     

    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!

     

    Jon

  • 4. Re: Password Protect iCloud
    Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,995 points)

    Jon,

     

    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.

     

    Jerry

  • 5. Re: Password Protect iCloud
    Jonhewitt_uk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Done that thanks Jerry.

     

    I see from this site that I'm not alone with this snagette!  Hopefully, Apple will listen eventually!

  • 6. Re: Password Protect iCloud
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,630 points)

    What are your chances?

     

    Peter