Can't access my Numbers spreadsheets on iCloud

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by mlmwalt, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

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    Is anyone else having issues retrieving Numbers or Pages documents from iCloud? It wants me to upgrade my account to the iCloud Drive but once I do my non iOS 9 devices won't be able to access the documents. Is there a work around or am I funked?
     
  2. mlmwalt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. Mainsail macrumors 6502a

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    I upgraded to iCloud drive some time ago. So, that isn't an issue for me.

    I am having an issue accessing my Pages documents from the iCloud drive app on iOS9. Using the iCloud drive app, I can find Pages documents, but when I try to open the Pages document using the share icon, Pages is not provided as an option. So, it seems the iCloud app does not want me accessing a Pages document indirectly, and prefers that I hit the home button and launch the Pages app to open the document. Not sure why the iCloud app refuses to let me open-in Pages.

    What is really weird is that i can access Numbers and Keynote from the iCloud app. However, it does not provide an "Open-in" option. Rather, for Numbers and Keynote, I am allowed to "Copy to" those apps from the iCloud drive app. So, basically, I end up with a duplicate file in iCloud when trying to open from the iCloud app.

    Frankly, the iCloud drive app seems half-baked and amateurish. Or, I might be doing something wrong. In which case, I am half-baked and amateurish.....which I can live with! ;)
     
  4. firmansolutions macrumors member

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    Yep, just discovered the problem myself. I can see my iCloud Numbers, Pages & Keynote docs from my iPhone on iOS 9 but I no longer have iCloud as a Finder path, so I can't get at them.

    Search doesn't find them either.

    I don't want to be forced into using Apples iCloud storage service to get around this.
     

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