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iPhone Password Masking

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crosbytr Calculating status...
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Apr 2, 2011 6:44 AM
Is there a way to turn off password masking? Sites are requiring longer and more complex passwords, and it is sometimes difficult to see what I have already typed on the iphone keyboard. I have locked myself out of several accounts due to "fat fingering" the keyboard. Any thoughts/solutions? I'm confident that I can hide my password for the few seconds that I am typing it. Thanks.
iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,430 points)
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    Apr 2, 2011 6:51 AM (in response to crosbytr)
    Is there a way to turn off password masking?


    No, but before what you've typed is hidden, it is visible so you can verify that what you've typed is in fact correct.
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  • Ansuz82 Level 6 Level 6 (8,265 points)
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    Apr 2, 2011 6:53 AM (in response to crosbytr)
    The password masking can not be turned off, I'm afraid.

    The best work around I've found for the "fat finger" problem is that if you touch and hold on the keyboard, it will enlarge the letter you are on without typing; the letter is only inputed once you stop touching the keyboard. While touching you can move your finger to different letters to ensure that you are pressing the correct one for your password. It takes a few seconds longer, but it will allow you to ensure you are typing the correct letter.
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