What is a .IWA File And How To Open It – Apple (Visual Guide)


Have you downloaded a file with .iwa extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .iwa file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .IWA file?

The .IWA file extension comes from iWork Archive File. The creator of this file extension is Apple. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a encoded file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .iwa file on 1 platform.

How to open a .IWA file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .IWA file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .IWA file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .iwa file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Apple Pages, Apple Numbers and Apple Keynote software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .IWA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple Pages software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .IWA file?

If you are still unable to open the .IWA file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .IWA file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .iwb – IonicWind Software, .iwd – Activision, .iwdgt – Apple, .iwi – Activision, .iwm – iWriteMusicProject. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .IWA file with the Apple Pages, Apple Numbers, Apple Keynote programs on Mac.