"Modifications aren't in sync"

Created at: 2021-03-01 03:04:12
Questioner General

Pages for macOS, iPadOS, and iOS have been throwing sync errors.



Another user has already started a thread about it (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5885134), where someone offered font validation as a fix.



…which isn't working. The errors continue to happen.



Wonder if anyone else has had this problem and/or found a solution.



Thanks.

Answer #1:

By: Titus Nolan

Pages for macOS, iPadOS, and iOS have been throwing sync errors.



Another user has already started a thread about it (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5885134), where someone offered font validation as a fix.



…which isn't working. The errors continue to happen.



Wonder if anyone else has had this problem and/or found a solution.



Thanks.

Answer #2:

By: Lydia Shanahan

Hello Neveldine,



Thank you for using Apple Support Communities.



We understand you're seeing a prompt about syncing conflicts in Pages documents, and here is a resource that might help explain what's happening:



Pages for iCloud: Resolve document conflicts in Pages for iCloud



"In certain circumstances, a document may get out of sync among your devices. For example, if you edit a Pages document on your iPad when you aren’t connected to the internet, then edit the same document on Pages for iCloud before the latest changes appear, you will get a conflict. The next time you open the document, the Resolve Conflict window appears, asking you to select the document you want to keep."



Best regards.

Answer #3:

By: Dr. Audra Ondricka

Thanks for the reply, but you need to read the linked thread. The cause of the problem you describe is understandable but doesn't seem to be relevant here. Something else is going on.



In sum, Pages on a *single* device connected to the internet and iCloud will throw this error, and make it seem as though that same device is trying to resolve a conflict between two instances of the very same document. The user then has to allow Pages to create at least a second (identical) version of the document before they can proceed with writing and editing.



It's a more annoying than disabling problem, but it's still an (unresolved) problem.

Answer #4:

By: Prof. Alek Heidenreich IV

Neveldine,



Thank you for the additional information. At this point you would be best served to contact Apple Support for more specific assistance with your issue.



Cheers.

Answer #5:

By: Mrs. Laila Sanford

So far, the workaround seems to be to turn off automatic time-zone detection.



Apple menu > System Preferences… > Date & Time > Time Zone



Uncheck the box next to "Set time zone automatically using current location" and allow the device to select the major city that anchors that zone rather than the closest city to one's location.