How to share a document in iCloud Drive in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra


Collaborating and sharing documents was possible in iWork but sharing document in iCloud Drive in iOS 11 and MacOS High Sierra works differently. This is more convenient and comfortable for the users as the individuals can use the real time sharing of the document. In case of using MacOS High Sierra along with iOS 11 any individual can invite any one to collaborate with the primary user for any document directly via iCloud drive. Importantly, the iCloud is not restricted in Apple apps and with time the third-party apps do take the advantage of iCloud Drive invites.

The most important point of sharing documents in iCloud Drive in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, the user need to know the process of how it works. The user need to know that in iOS 11, iCloud Drive is already available inside the Files app on iPhone and iPad.

The user just needs to know the process of the following, which includes

  • Sharing a document for collaboration in iCloud Drive
  • Adjusting permission for a document in iCloud Drive
  • Removing someone from collaborating in a document in iCloud Drive

Share a document for collaboration

A. iCloud Drive

Sharing a document between the users of iCloud and the same app is very easy but iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra allows the individual to invite someone who lacks the opening to the original app directly to collaborate on the existing documents. To do the needful, the user needs to follow the following steps, wherein he or she needs to initially

  • Launch the Files app on their Mac
  • Then select iCloud Drive
  • And select the folder for which he or she would like to select the document
  • Now select the document on which the individual would like to collaborate
  • Share at the bottom of the screen
  • Tap Add People in the Share Sheet
  • And select how he or she would like to invite others to collaborate
  • Then enter contact
  • And click send to send the invitation
B. MacOS High Sierra
  • Launch a Finder window on their Mac
  • Then select iCloud Drive from the sidebar
  • Now Open the folder that contains the document that he or she desires to collaborate on
  • And then Right or Control + click on a document on that particular document that he or she want to collaborate
  • Click on Share and then click on Add People
  • Select how the individual would like to invite others to collaborate
  • And enter a contact
  • Then select send to send the invitation

Adjusting permissions for a document

A. iCloud Drive

The user or the owner of the main document holds the authority and the right to grant permission to the other users to protect the document from being misused. The primary holder at times need to grant permission to limited person to make changes to the particular document whereas the other members are only permitted to view the document, which means that the owner enjoys the right to adjust the permissions of different person as per the document requirements and his or her discretion. To adjust the permission for the document in iOS 11, the user need to again first

  • Launch the Files app on their Mac
  • Then select iCloud Drive and the folder containing the desired document
  • And select the document for which he or she would like to adjust permissions
  • And Share at the bottom of the screen
  • Then Show People in the Share Sheet
  • And select Share Options to change the permissions for everyone
  • And select a contact to change the share permission for any individual
  • Finally select the permission settings
B.  MacOS High Sierra
  • Launch a Finder window on their Mac
  • Then select iCloud Drive from the sidebar
  • Now Open the folder that contains the document that he or she desires to select
  • And then Right or Control + click on a document on that particular document that he or she want to change permission
  • Click on Share and then click on Show People
  • Click on Share Options to change the permissions for everyone
  • Then select a contact and click on the more icon to change the share permission for an individual. The same looks like three white dots
  • Finally select the permission settings

Removing someone from collaborating in a document

If the user desires no longer to collaborate with someone on a document then he or she do not need to open the original app to un-invite collaborators. In iOS 11, he or she can do so right from iCloud Drive.

A. iOS 11
  • Launch the Files app and select iCloud Drive
  • Select the folder that need to be modified
  • Select the document that no longer desires to collaborate on
  • Then share 
  • Select Show People in the Share Sheet and select the contact he or she wish to remove from collaboration
  • Remove Access and then OK
B. MacOS High Sierra
  • Launch a Finder window on Mac
  • Select iCloud Drive and Open the folder that contains the document needs to be modified
  • Right- or Control-click on the document on which the user no longer wish to collaborate
  • Click on Share and click on Show People
  • Select the contact that needs to remove from collaboration
  • Click on the more button next to the contact, which looks like three white dots.
  • Click on Remove Access and its done

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