How To Open iWork Documents On Android Devices

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iWork was made free during the recent update of OS X Mavericks. With its real-time collaboration feature, iWork may even make you give up your default office suite to opt for it instead. However, if you have an Android device, opening your iWork documents on your Android device will be a pain. Well, we have a solution for you.

Open iWork Documents On Android Devices

In this quicktip, we are going to show you a step-by-step workaround for opening iWork documents on Android devices.

Accessing iCloud On Android

First, make sure you have your documents already uploaded to iCloud so that you can access them using your Android device.

Then, download and install Photon Flash Player & Browser on your Android device. Next, open the browser and tap on the Settings logo to bring down a menu (see 1). Look for the User Agent option under the Browser section; tap on it (see 2).

Setting Menu

Choose Safari as the browser user agent.

User Agent

Now, head back to the main interface and enable flash by tapping on the "lightning" button to the right of the address bar.

Enable Flash

Opening iWork Documents

To access your iWork documents, go to the iCloud website by typing in https://www.icloud.com/ in the address bar. You will be presented with a login page. Use your Apple ID to log in.

Sign In iCloud

Once inside iCloud, tap on Pages to open your Pages documents.

iCloud Homepage

Then, double tap on a document to open it.

Pages

In here, you can edit, share, print or download a copy of your document in Pages, PDF or Word format.

Pages File

You can also use this method to access Numbers. Similar to Pages, you can edit, share, print or download a copy of this file in Numbers, PDF or Excel format.

Numbers File

Limitation

This workaround only works for Pages and Numbers for now. If you try opening a document in Keynote, you’ll get an error message. This may possibly be because the iWork is still in beta, and bear in mind the steps in this quicktip will only serve as a workaround.

Keynote

Author:

Nels Dzyre is a tech enthusiast from the age of dial-ups, an Android follower since we had Cupcake, and a gamer.

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