Can't access my Numbers spreadsheets on iCloud


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 8, 2010
Philadelphia, Pa, USA
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?


macrumors 65816
Sep 19, 2010
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! ;)


macrumors member
May 31, 2010
Bump. Maybe someone will answer.
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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