What is a .PAGES File And How To Open It – Apple (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .pages extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .pages file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .PAGES file?

The .PAGES file extension comes from Apple Pages Document. The developer of this file extension is Apple. The format of this file is zip, and it is a text related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .pages file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .PAGES file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .PAGES file on various operating systems.

How to open a .PAGES file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .pages file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PAGES 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PAGES file on iOS

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .pages file on iOS in few easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Apple Pages in the iOS App Store software and install it. The other software that opens the .pages file on iOS is Apple Pages. Congratulations! You can now open your file on iOS.

Still cannot open the .PAGES file?

If you are still unable to open the .PAGES file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .PAGES file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .pages-tef – Apple, .pak – Video Game Package, .pak – Simutrans, .pak – Microsoft, .pakm – Janki Software. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .PAGES file with the Apple Pages, Apple Preview programs on Mac and Apple Pages software on iOS.