Delayed bullets into password field

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Alhazred, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Alhazred macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2011
    I've added a text field on a view and I've checked the option "secure".
    Trying the app I write inside the text field but characters are at first shown as they are, if I enter another character the previous changes into a bullet, but the last is shown as it is.
    The last character turns into a bullet after a couple of seconds if don't enter enything else.

    Which could the problem be?
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Is this not the normal/expected behaviour of an iPhone app?
  3. mms13 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    Yes, this is how it is supposed to work.
  4. Alhazred thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2011
    I'm new to Apple world and I'm only using a virtual device, I didn't know about this behaviour.

    Thank you :)
  5. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    Normal ? Yes.
    Expected ? No.

    Don't really like this behavior; if someone looks over your shoulder and has good eyes he can see your password. Ok, I know: choose a complicated and and be carefully when enter. But still: why the characters are visible? Could be a bit more secure with hiding from the start.

    Maybe is worth to mention it in bug reporter.
  6. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2008
    Fat Finger Syndrome

    I assume that the reason for this behavior is Fat Fingers. Like it or not typing on an iPhone is hit or miss. Typing a password blind would make me want to break something. Even with the current setup it's still a problem for me.
  7. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    Or type so slowly that it would make it even easier for a shoulder-surfer to watch the keys you're hitting.

    In any case, I'd be more concerned about the big letters that appear as keys are pressed on the keyboard, than the small letters that momentarily appear in the password field.

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